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What does ‘thankful’ mean to a child?

By Joni Downey

November seems to be the month of Gratitude, we tend to stop to count our blessings, and share what makes us thankful. To be thankful is to be pleased and relieved. It’s an emotion, a feeling. To be grateful is to show an appreciation of kindness, it’s an action. Both makes one feel good. During […]

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National Adoption Day: Helping kids find forever homes

By Brittany Farrar

All children need a loving, safe, stable and supportive home. According to the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, approximately 8,000 children in our state are in foster care and almost 800 children are in full guardianship and are available for adoption. There is a great need to find forever homes for these kids, and since […]

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Zero gravity floating for veterans – An alternative therapy

By Robin Ritter

Float Horizen is committed to helping Veterans and active military through the healing power of Floatation Therapy and the life-changing benefits that float tanks can offer. Floatation Therapy operates at a nervous system and neurological level to help restore the function of the body and mind to optimal levels. Imagine how taking time for yourself […]

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The smell and taste of Autumn using essential oils

By Sheila McGinnis

Oh, how I love Autumn! The colors of the leaves, the crispness in the air, the wonderful taste and smells of baked goods, and much more. I also love to diffuse essential oils in my diffuser that brings the scents of Autumn to my home such as clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, and orange. Some companies even […]

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How to boost your pet’s immune system during COVID-19

By Neely North

Can your pet become infected with the COVID 19 virus? The most recent consensus is this: pets do not appear to be easily infected with this virus. Is it possible for your pet to spread the virus to others? Here is the official statement from the AVMA: Infectious disease experts including the CDC and OIE […]

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Drainage: Your lymphatic system and your life

By Gabby DeLorenze

There are 100’s of lymph nodes throughout your entire body and you are the pump for them. Your lymphatic system is a key part in fighting off infections and viruses in your body along with ridding bacterias and other substances that don’t serve you. I learned lymphatic drainage massage from a beautiful “witch doctor” as […]

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Mental health resources for you and your family

By Brittany Farrar

We’ve talked about mental health since March, probably more than ever before in recent history. Things are messy and uncertain right now. Keeping your mental health in check, at least knowing where you stand daily, is one good way to recognize if you start to have a slip of bad, negative thoughts that seem to […]

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Floating: A powerful catalyst for healing

By Carey Ott

“You can be fully in charge of your life only if you can acknowledge the reality of your body, in all its visceral dimensions.” -Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. I think it’s safe to say all of us have experienced some sort of trauma in our lives. From car accidents (I’ve been in 10) to […]

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What is Assisted Lymphatic Therapy?

By Palmer Lee

There is a little-known, yet powerful system working in your body to constantly keep you safe from harmful pathogens, lessen inflammation, and carry your immune system. The lymphatic system is one of the most under-studied and under-appreciated systems of the human body. It not only detoxes harmful viruses, bacteria, and toxins, it also bathes every […]

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Four Places to Pick Your Fruit This Fall

By Veronica Williams

One of the best parts of late summer and early fall is the abundance of fresh produce. Living in Tennessee we have an abundance of produce available during peak growing seasons and some farms are opening their fields to you. Early summer may be berry picking season but as the fall approaches it’s time for […]

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Parents: What’s in your reflection?

By Joni Downey

When you look in the mirror, who do you see? Are you the person you want to be? Please remember, your reflection shows up in all you say and do, and believe it or not, your children and others are watching you! I think we all know the old cliche, “If mama ain’t happy, ain’t […]

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The hidden jewels of yoga

By Leanne Woehlke

The benefits of yoga are well documented. Pick up any publication from a woman’s magazine to the Costco flyer, or the Harvard Medical School Guide To Yoga and you are sure to find a lengthy list of validated benefits. For example, The Harvard Medical School Guide lists four pages of benefits. They state yoga has […]

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