Category: Better Living

Reduce Back Pain With a Better Diet

Millions of people are plagued by back problems. According to recent statistics, 80 percent of the American population will suffer back pain during their lifetime, especially as they age. Americans spend at least $50 billion annually on treating back pain. In 2017, back pain was the main cause of disability worldwide and was the leading reason…


AHA News: Is Caffeine a Friend or Foe?

Caffeine jump-starts your day and puts a bounce in your step. It can help you focus, improve your mood and maybe even help you live longer. But how much is too much? Caffeine, a natural stimulant, can be found in a variety of foods, such as coffee beans, tea leaves, cacao beans, guarana berries and…


Wellness Tourism: Retreat to Advance

At the end of July, Kristen Campbell announced that she would be hosting her first beach yoga retreat in October. In a week, it was fully booked. Campbell, owner of Cushing Yoga + Barre in Oklahoma, has attended dozens of wellness events and has regularly incorporated a specific schedule of retreating into her own lifestyle…


Chinese Red Dates: An Ancient Cancer Fighter

For 4,000 years, Chinese red dates, also known as jujubes, have been a staple in Chinese cuisine and a powerful tool in Chinese herbal medicine. Now research shows red dates help protect the brain and can make cancer cells self-destruct. Chinese Red Dates Kill Cancer Cells A lab study from 2018 in the journal Food and…


Eating Flowers: 9 Delicious, Healthy Blooms

If you’ve never thought about eating flowers, then you’re in for a treat! There are many edible flowers that aren’t only delicious in a wide variety of dishes but are also healthy. We aren’t suggesting you run out into your garden or comb the roadsides or meadows for just any flowers. Only some flowers are…


Living Life in the Slow Lane

A simple statement I’ve been reminded of recently is that we can’t do everything and expect to do everything well. Our society prioritizes efficiency and productivity. Many work long days, fill every minute of their schedules, rush from one thing to the next, and create systems that allow for tasks to get finished faster. I’ve…


Autumn’s Arrival Signals Our Time for Rebirth and Renewal

A solar term is a period of approximately two weeks based on the sun’s position in the zodiac. There are 24 solar terms in a year, which make up the traditional Chinese calendar system used to guide farming and everyday life. The calendar contributes to the ancient Chinese philosophy that living in accordance with nature…


A Workplace Wellness Program That Works

“How do you wipe out the nation’s heart disease epidemic?” According to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, one of the best approaches for preventing the disease in the first place is the “CHIP program,” which tells people to eat more whole plant foods, and less meat, dairy, eggs, and processed junk. It…


Getting to the Heart of Impulse Shopping

It’s a simple fact: the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the amount of impulse shopping most people have been doing. There are a lot of stats proving it, but you can simply take a look at your own life and the lives of people you know to see if it’s true for you. Why have we…


6 Things I’ve Learned From the Amish

My first novel about the Amish was published in 2010. Since then, I’ve published 28 additional books about the Plain people. I’ve also visited communities in Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Wisconsin. I began my own journey with minimalism two years ago when I took a Joshua Becker course. I’ve noticed many similarities between the…