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Dealing with grief during the holidays: 4 ways to cope when everyone else seems happy

The holiday season can be overwhelming. The bright lights, the parties (and, oh yes, the expectations) can make anyone feel blue. One of the biggest and possibly most soul-crushing holiday expectations is to be, happy—joyous even. I’ve experienced this personally because December, especially, holds as much loss for me as it does joy. It’s the …

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5 exercises for new moms to strengthen and tone postpartum

Pregnancy may seem like a great time to put your feet up and relax, but regular exercise before, during and after pregnancy has great benefits for you and your baby. And the benefits of exercise don’t stop after delivery—women who exercise while pregnant are more successful in reaching their pre-pregnancy weight after giving birth. Is …

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Is my baby getting enough breastmilk? 6 common reasons for low milk supply

If you’re a new mom, you probably spend quite a bit of time worrying. It’s normal. And one common thing many breastfeeding moms fret about is whether their babies are getting enough milk.   The good news is, most of you can stop—true low milk supply is rare. But sometimes, you may notice signs that …

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After lawnmower accident, 4-year-old Kutter is a walking miracle

First responders arrived at the Shed property in April 2022 to find 4-year-old Kutter’s left leg mangled—and his intestines wrapped around the blades of the riding lawnmower that had run him over. He would lose 80% of those intestines. But thanks to the lifesaving, expert care of his team at McLane Children’s Medical Center, he …

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12 tips for healthier holiday eating

‘Tis the season for eating. You start at Halloween, sneaking the little chocolate bars from your kids’ haul or munching on leftover candy someone brought to the office. Next comes Thanksgiving, with stuffing and rich casseroles and mountains of desserts. That snowballs through the winter holidays, with more parties, more food and more temptation. It …

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Women’s wellness: How to be your best self in your 40s

Your 40s may be the new 20s. Today’s woman in her 40s is in her prime, busily balancing the demands of life with a sense of purpose. But many women, especially those who are the primary caregivers in their household, need to remember to keep themselves healthy as well. Always busy focusing on everyone else, …

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Mindful movement: How to incorporate more joyful exercise in your life

In the busyness of life, finding time to prioritize movement and self-care can be a challenge. And when we do find the time, hitting the gym or going for a run often feels like the last thing we want to do. Mindful movement, however, can help you reap all the benefits of exercise—both physical and …

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“Liver buddies” for life: Niece saves her aunt’s life through organ donation

As aunt and niece, Demaris and Brittney have always had a special bond. For them, family is everything. So, when Brittney found out that Demaris needed a new liver, she didn’t hesitate to offer hers. Now self-described “liver buddies,” the two are closer than ever. This is their story of hope, healing and never giving …

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