Backyard Games For the Win

Backyard Games For the Win

  Summer is finally here, but your kids are on the couch staring at their devices or claiming that they are bored. Get them up and outside with these fun backyard games. Some are classic and some are more modern, but all of them will get your kids moving, playing...

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Which Essential Oils Do I Need?

Which Essential Oils Do I Need?

  About 15 years ago, fragrant little bottles and diffusers full of essential oils started making their way into our homes. If you’re like me, you may have bought one of the “essential oil starter packs” with 20+ trial-size oils, then immediately felt overwhelmed...

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Honk if You’re Stressed! 7 Ways to be Mindful in Traffic

Honk if You’re Stressed! 7 Ways to be Mindful in Traffic

  I admit it. I am a distracted, impatient driver when stuck in traffic and stopped at red lights. Sometimes I even forget I am still in my car. My kids know it, too, as they often remind me to “stop checking your phone, the light just turned green!” It is time...

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10 Ways for Runners to Stay Motivated

10 Ways for Runners to Stay Motivated

  Living in one of the fittest cities in the world, Austinites are surrounded by runners, especially during the spring and fall when the weather is ideal for outdoor activities and races are happening almost every weekend. But how does someone who is new to...

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First-Aid Tips to Teach Your Kids

First-Aid Tips to Teach Your Kids

    You can model what to do in an emergency by remaining calm and talking your child through minor injuries. For other emergencies like fire safety and broken bones, you can use role-playing to help kids understand what to do. Set a date on your calendar at...

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Know the Signs of Heart Disease in Women

Know the Signs of Heart Disease in Women

  Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it accounts for 20% of female deaths.   Coronary artery disease, also commonly known as coronary heart disease...

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24 Foods in ’24

24 Foods in ’24

  All foods can fit into a healthy lifestyle for families. But how? Reframing how we think about food and nourishment might be the answer for the gut, mind and waistline. Ditch the restrictive mindset and focus on adding nutrients to your family meals in 2024....

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How to Reduce Holiday Stress

How to Reduce Holiday Stress

  While the holidays are meant to be a time of joy, they can also be a time of stress for many people because of work pressure, relationship conflicts or feeling overwhelmed by expectations.   According to a study by the American Heart Association, there is...

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6 Transformative Wellness Trends

6 Transformative Wellness Trends

The holiday season can be a time of togetherness and celebration, but disrupted routines, overindulgence and a frantic pace can overshadow the joy. Here are six popular wellness practices that can help make the final months of 2023 healthier and more enjoyable for...

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Walking the Line: Shoes or No Shoes in the House?

Walking the Line: Shoes or No Shoes in the House?

  Do you take your shoes off before entering your home? This practice is currently more prevalent in the United States than you might think. A CBS News Poll conducted in May 2023 revealed that more than six out of ten U.S. adults don’t wear shoes inside their...

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Energy Drinks: Yay or Nay?

Energy Drinks: Yay or Nay?

  Can energy drinks really deliver days filled with vitality, excitement and adventure? An increasing number of exhausted parents and sleep-deprived teens reach for energy drinks to increase stamina, concentration and focus. But before you say “yay” to energy...

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