Health & Wellness

Leafcutter ants carry a snippet of leaf over a patch of moss. Carmelita, Belize.

When I was in nursing school, there were many times when I wondered if I would survive, for each week brought new knowledge that had to be acquired, new applications of knowledge already assimilated, and another opportunity to prove I was progressing in that knowledge (tests). So, I was looking forward to studying for and…

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Health & Wellness

Building a Healthy Lifestyle with Social Support as the Foundation

Habit building is hard. Just ask anyone who has ever made a New Year’s resolution and given up on it by February! One of the best ways to be successful at behavior change that fuels long-term, sustainable, healthy habits is to have a support system. Knowing that you have people in your corner who are…

By Karen Shopoff Rooff |
Coffee Break At The Office
Health & Wellness

Why Is The New How

It must be over 20 years since my prof told me that no one would care HOW I did what I did for them. Say what?!? I was studying the HOW of Homeopathy diligently and without pause. I was immersed in the Learning, the Ways of Doing, the How Tos of the Art and Science…

By Rebecca Liston |
Asian mother is breastfeeding Cute little Asian 14 months / 1 year old toddler baby boy child in bed, Happy mom and smiling son looking at each other while breast feeding in bedroom at home
Health & Wellness

Breastfeeding Escape Room

Are you a fan of reality shows? Would you love to go to an exotic destination and participate in a survivor challenge? Even the latest craze for adults and kids alike (i.e. escape rooms) points to the fact that Americans simply love to confront the unknown, to prove to ourselves that by using our wits,…

By Cindy Carter |
stairs leading up to the sunlight
Health & Wellness

What Are the First Steps to Recovery?

For some people, just thinking about trying to overcome addiction frightens them. They usually feel this way because they don’t know where to begin. No matter what kind of addiction they suffer, there are a few steps to recovery that work for everyone. Understanding and following these steps can give them the push that they…

By Rachel Graham |

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Health & Wellness

The Faces of Christmas

Contrary to the songs of the season, not everyone will have a White Christmas (especially not in Texas). For many, it won’t be The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. And for some, they won’t Be Home for Christmas! Such is the reality of healthcare. Hospitals don’t necessarily empty out at Christmastime. In fact, with…

By Cindy Carter |
woman during a Canopy Tour
Health & Wellness

Invest In Experiences, They Win Every Time!

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.”  - Mark Twain We are bombarded by the news and social media by success,…

By Rachel Graham |
Adri Kyser
Health & Wellness

Being Ok With People Not Liking You

Today, Yoga Teacher, Wellness Coach and Energy Alchemist, Adri Kyser, addresses how to be OK with people not liking you or not liking what you have to offer. Adri is the founder and creator of Inner Beauty Wellness and Enlightened Alchemy™ which is designed to help women achieve positive transformations by releasing energy blocks, limiting beliefs…

By Adri Kyser |
Karen at the race finish
Health & Wellness

Look Up

Join me in the final quarter-mile of the Comrades Marathon, the world’s oldest and largest ultramarathon. The Comrades is a race of nearly 90 kilometers, run on roads between Pietermaritzburg and Durban in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. The event is steeped in tradition and is a cultural touchpoint for South Africans. Widely considered the greatest…

By Karen Shopoff Rooff |