Posts Tagged“wellness”

Is your family taking the right precautions to prevent a house fire? House fires are most common in the coldest parts of winter as heating systems struggle to keep up with the cold. Few things can be as devasting as a house fire, so it pays to take steps now to try and prevent a fire from starting. Below are some tips you can follow to minimize the risk of a fire breaking out in your home, and they will help keep you safe and alert in case one does: #1 Install Smoke Detectors on Every Level – Smoke detectors…

People are living longer than ever before. In 1900 most people didn’t live over the age of 50, but today’s life expectancy in the US is just over 78 years old. While it’s great that we’re all living longer, it’s not just the quantity of life but the quality of life that’s important to be able to enjoy those years. Keep reading for 5 health tips for seniors to help you make your golden years the best possible. 1. Water is Powerful One of the best things you can do for your health is to realize the power of water.…

Being healthy and happy continue noble life goals but come with some pretty severe baggage. The baggage of social pressure leads many to veer from common sense goals of moderation to knee-jerk crash diets. Eating a varied diet with plenty of veggies and fruits along with some grains and dairy should be accessible. However, stricter programs are de rigor. Many remain dismissive of the simpler range of guidelines given by groups like the CDC. The need to be the best, or to outdo even our own bodies leads to dangerous behaviors. Remember that mental healing is a large component of…

Many of us go through life trying hard not to offend anyone and never really learning how to say the word “no.” It can be difficult to know how to stand up for yourself without offending anyone or feeling guilty. It’s something that can be learned, though. Check out these tips to make setting boundaries and standing up for yourself easier. Learn How to Stand Up For Yourself By Realizing It’s Okay to Say “No” You can’t please everyone all the time and there’s no sense running yourself ragged trying. Life is stressful and there’s only so much time in…

Family and addiction go hand-in-hand. Studies of twins have found that genetic predisposition accounts for 50-60% of alcohol dependence, with similar numbers for misuse of other substances. Addiction isn’t just passed down through family, it rips families apart. There’s a direct link between substance abuse and divorce or separation. If you’re coping with addiction in your family, here are five tips to keep you going. 1. Rebuild Trust Addiction thrives on dishonest behaviors like theft, lies, and blaming. The first step in helping your loved one is to rebuild trust. Be trustworthy yourself and give your loved one opportunities to…