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How to Cope with Seasonal Stress as a Family

By Youth Villages

The holiday season can be such a fun, joyful time of year, but it can also be a time for added stress and anxiety, maybe even sadness over the loss of a loved one. As adults, we’re preparing meals, appetizers, cookies for Santa, going to or hosting parties, buying gifts, for everyone from your boss […]

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7 Tips on How to Manage Your Daily Stresses and Anxieties

By Stan Popovich

Everybody deals with stress and anxiety, however, the key is to know what to do when you stressed out. It is not always easy to keep your feelings from getting the best of you. With this in mind, here are seven tips that a person can use to help manage their daily stresses and anxieties […]

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Introducing: Dr. Christina Rahm

By Dr Christina Rahm

Dr. Christina Rahm, Healthcare Executive, Entrepreneur, Scientific Formulator, Patent Innovator & Author Hello Pure Living Nashville readers!  My name is Dr. Christina Rahm, and I am thrilled to collaborate with Pure Living Nashville as a guest columnist.  I have lived in Nashville for more than nineteen years, working on the corporate side of medicine in […]

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Helping bullied kids and their bullies

By Youth Villages

Bullying is something that can affect the bully, the bullied and the witnesses. October was Bullying Prevention Month and we’d like to share information about how to work with kids to identify and stop bullying. So just how commonly reported is bullying? In a 2019 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey, youth were asked […]

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Make a Commitment to Self-Care Today

By Carey Ott

Commitment isn’t easy. But it makes all the difference. Make a commitment to self-care today and watch how it allows more peace and resilience and well-being into every aspect of your life. A commitment to self-care could be as simple as taking a daily walk or saying ‘no’ to that extra treat you sorta want, […]

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How to help your child establish a routine

By Youth Villages

If you’re a parent, especially of young children, you know that teaching them how to keep on a morning routine can oftentimes be challenging. There’s getting dressed, brushing teeth and hair, eating breakfast, gathering school materials, packing a lunch, just to name a few. We use the term ‘executive functions’ to describe these routine patterns […]

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The Floating Tao

By Carey Ott

The Tao Te Ching is essentially folk wisdom passed down from time immemorial. Said to have been written down about 2,500 years ago, the tao eventually coalesced in the form of 81 poems that speak to the common source of man’s perpetual dilemma. How can I be a more compassionately aware and loving person in […]

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Suicide Awareness Month: Growing resilience in kids

By Youth Villages

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. For more than two years, we’ve seen study after study proving the declining mental health of our kids and teens. There has also been an uptick in crisis calls received by Youth Villages across the state of Tennessee. This month, we’re going to focus on strength-building exercises you can […]

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22 Fun facts about your body 

By Paul Rowney

Here’s a fun list of things about the human body you probably didn’t know-but fascinating nevertheless A Blink is a ‘micronap’ You probably thought that a blink was just something you did to keep your eyes moist or keep dust out of them. In fact, closing our eyes briefly has been found, according to a […]

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Is inflation affecting your kids?

By Brittany Farrar

Maintaining a mental health balance has been a struggle across the globe for several years, really peaking with the introduction and ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Inflation and economic struggles are hitting Americans hard and have been for several months now. Gas prices, grocery costs and/or rent hikes are affecting everyone. Financial struggles have long been recognized […]

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Tips for providing mental health support for kids going back to school

By Brittany Farrar

By the end of this month, you’ll probably have your kids’ class assignments and back-to-school lists. The return to school and planning around it can often bring anxiety for kids, especially those starting a new school, moving from elementary to middle school or having an older sibling move up schools or those who have experienced […]

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Utopia or Hell on Earth?

By Paul Rowney

The 18th and 19th centuries spawned countless groups of people who wanted to create their own communities in the freedom America offered at that time. From the ultra religious to those advocating free love, here we look at some of their stories. By Paul Hunter   Since the arrival of the Pilgrims, groups have come […]

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