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10 ways to bring peace into your life

You're preoccupied with work, school, children and other responsibilities that you tend to forget what it means to enjoy your inner peace. Bringing peace into your life is easy. Some people make it difficult because they choose to overlook it or even live in anger. They complain, criticize and detest everything around them. Obviously, not everything goes as planned but instead of living in chaos and distress, stop what you are doing for a moment and think of the positive things in your life. Peace comes with positivity.

July 21, 2014 | Mayra Bitsko, FamilyShare | Health News

How I learned my lessons in work-life balance

The more I write about my quest for better work-life balance, the more likely I am to see lessons in everything around me.

July 17, 2014 | Greg Kratz, Deseret News | Health News

Life after infidelity: Therapy is good but vacations are better

I was riding my bike with a good friend last week, and we were talking about her marriage. Her husband committed several acts of infidelity over the course of their eight-year marriage, and now they are trying to figure out if they can go on and begin again.

July 12, 2014 | Hope After Divorce, FamilyShare | Health News

What stresses Americans most and how to deal with it

Health problems lead the list of stress-inducing events experienced by Americans last year. But while health, work, finances and family can all set people on edge, there are ways to cope, experts say.

July 11, 2014 | Lois M. Collins, Deseret News | Health News

Dream Boards: how they can enhance our lives

Athletes, motivational speakers, artists, and others in successful careers know the value of visualizing success. The Olympian's training is not only physical, but mental. In advance of the race, he visualizes lining up at the start; he hears the gun and sees himself running, then crossing the finish line first. By doing these mental exercises, he affirms his ability to win even before suiting up.

July 09, 2014 | Julie Nelson, FamilyShare | Health News

4 tips on how to laugh through the hard times

Laughing is the farthest from our minds when things are not going good. We consume ourselves in sadness, tears and anger. Many of us wonder if we will ever catch a break from it all. But then we hear someone laugh or hear a joke that makes us laugh. Suddenly, we smile or chuckle. For that moment, we allowed the light to shine in on us.

July 02, 2014 | Mayra Bitsko, FamilyShare | Health News

Press to Continue: How video game tech is changing cancer treatment

At an age when most kids start school and learn to ride bikes, Nico Poux was fighting for his life. Diagnosed with leukemia at age 6, Poux has battled cancer the bulk of his life.

July 01, 2014 | Chandra Johnson, Deseret News | Health News

How to make family meal time count

I recently heard someone say, "The family that dines together, stays together." I definitely believe there to be some truth to that statement. But, taking time to dine together regularly certainly is easier said than done. With the chaos of today's family life, sitting down together for a meal has become increasingly challenging.

June 28, 2014 | Hope After Divorce, FamilyShare and Tammy Greene, FamilyShare | Health News

Video game technology is helping fight trauma

The ground shakes as an explosion drowns out the musical call to morning prayer in an Afghan village. The streets empty and hurried voices argue in Arabic.

June 27, 2014 | Chandra Johnson, Deseret News | Health News

Mother of six is a weight-lifting and fitness champ

Being the mother of six kids, ages 3-15, the responsiblities are endless. Making time for yourself seems like an impossiblity for most parents, but Darcie Warren has found the time to become a CrossFit champion.

June 26, 2014 | Amanda Taylor, KSL | Health News

Running and tooth pain

Athletes experience a whole different level of pain in the mouth area than what the average person feels. Runners and joggers can experience such pain in their teeth, making it impossible to perform up to their usual level.

June 26, 2014 | For The Signal | Health News

Picture books that help children with their feelings

Children often have feelings that are overwhelming; no one will listen when there is something spooky in the dark or the moving van arrives to carry away a best friend. They become angry at a sibling or whine when they have to go to school.

June 25, 2014 | Marilou Sorensen, Deseret News | Health News

Ringworm: How to avoid it

SALT LAKE CITY - Ringworm. Just the name of this infection is enough to make you feel squirmy, but it really has nothing to do with actual worms.

June 24, 2014 | By Suzanne Carlile KSL | Health News

Never underestimate the power of pampering: Create your own home spa

Going to the spa seems like such a luxury, but you can make it affordable by doing your own at home. Working hard at the job, home, taking care of kids, cooking, cleaning and all the running around can take a big toll on your physical, mental and emotional health. Taking a little "me time" is a great way to reset and recoup, but also helps you to be a better parent. "If mom ain't happy, ain't nobody happy" is no joke. Keep the family happy by making time for yourself to make YOU happy.

June 24, 2014 | Wendy Jessen, FamilyShare | Health News

Ask a Therapist: Is It 'The Blues' or Depression?

Dear Aaron,

June 19, 2014 | Aaron Anderson, FamilyShare | Health News

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Teacher sends hungry first graders home with backpacks of food

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - A teacher is helping students who don't have food to eat on the weekends when they are home from school.

October 08, 2014 | By Celeste Tholen Rosenlof | Health News

7 tips to make healthy eating more affordable for your family

It's difficult enough to get your family to eat healthier. It's even harder to do it on a budget. Believing that healthy eating is more expensive is the number one reason many moms give up on trying to make healthier decisions for their family. And I don't blame you; you still have to pay the bills. I'll share a few quick tips for eating healthier and even saving money in the process.

October 02, 2014 | Hope After Divorce FamilyShare | Health News

When running is easier than not running

"You're crazy!"

September 22, 2014 | By Arianne Brown KSL | Health News

De-stress your life by following these 5 simple principles

Too often my life feels out of control. My 4 children are involved in several activities, and we are on the move a lot of the time. When I feel stress, I am frazzled and impatient with people around me. Stress makes life feel overwhelming. Since my life isn't going to slow down for at least the next decade, I have to learn how to reduce stress and remove stressors from my life. I'm trying to adhere to these 5 simple stress-reducing principles.

September 12, 2014 | By Amy Peterson FamilyShare | Health News

Study: No link between wearing bras and breast cancer

Although past studies and literature have suggested otherwise, researchers are now saying there is not a link between bra wearing and breast cancer.

September 09, 2014 | By Faith Heaton Jolley KSL | Health News

You've Been Breathing all Wrong

Poor breathing practices affect nearly 90% of the world's population. You may be saying to yourself "Pshaw! This dimwit is talking through his diaphragm; everybody knows how to breathe, we started doing it the minute we were born." Yes, you started doing it as soon as the doctor gave you a whack on your tiny backside, and you're doing it even as you read this post, but you are probably doing it all wrong. Improper breathing leaves you starved for oxygen, promotes bad posture, and can even affect your love life. Read on, my respiring wannabes:

September 03, 2014 | By Tim Torkildson Deseret News Service | Health News

Junk food addictive, stifles willingness to try new foods

Junk food is not only unhealthy and addictive, but it appears to stifle any willingness to try new foods, according to a study led by the University of New South Wales Australia.

August 31, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Health News

5 parenting lessons learned from movies

Popular opinion has it that there's a dearth of good parents in movies to promote values and provide strong examples for the rising generation.

August 31, 2014 | Kurt Hanson Deseret News | Health News

5 things you don't understand about depression

The recent death of Robin Williams has brought a lot of attention to depression. It's tragic that a beautiful life of laughter such as Robin Williams' could be cut short without it being the result of an accident or chronic illness like cancer.

August 27, 2014 | By Aaron Anderson FamilyShare | Health News

Dangers to be aware of when contemplating a tattoo

There's no doubt body art has become increasingly popular over the years - but just because something is popular doesn't mean it's not dangerous. Within a few minutes you could become the proud owner of a great looking tattoo and a lifetime of health issues.

August 20, 2014 | Suzanne Carlile, KSL | Health News

Perfect parenting expectation affects mental health of parents

Parenting takes on a new level of stress as "mommy bloggers" take over the Internet and Facebook becomes stocked with perfect pictures of parents with their children at the park.

August 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Health News

Love more, fight less

While growing up, my parents never fought in front of us kids. If they were mad at each other, we usually didn't know it, it was something they discussed behind closed doors or not at all. While it was nice growing up without confrontation in our home, I learned that when I was upset about something it was better to not talk about it then it was to confront it head on. As an adult, I did anything I could to avoid confrontation. Sometimes that meant letting resentment build up and sometimes even losing friends. I thought I was ...

August 15, 2014 | Megan Shauri, FamilyShare | Health News

Ask a therapist: How do I get my child ready for school if he doesn't like it?

Dear Aaron,

August 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Health News

Could lead exposure increase likelihood of teen pregnancy?

Here's another possible reason to reduce exposure to toxic materials: While national experts hail better choices as a reason for lower teen pregnancy rates, some research indicates that efforts to reduce youthful exposure to lead may have helped, as well.

August 14, 2014 | By Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Health News

With addiction, treatment is always possible despite the unknowns

On Monday, Robin Williams' sudden death, which has been linked to mental illness, brought attention to the struggle many Americans face with addiction. According to The Hollywood Reporter, his death may have been the final result of a thirty-year battle with cocaine and alcohol which first began in the 1980s.

August 13, 2014 | Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Health News

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