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New year, new goals: Mentoring

By Brittany Farrar

January is National Mentoring Month, a time when we can celebrate and note the importance of both serving as and having a mentor. At Youth Villages, we work to provide good mentors and counselors to our children, our families, and young people involved in programs like LifeSet. Whether through Youth Villages’ Chris Crye Mentoring Program […]

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Three common mistakes of health and fitness New Year’s resolutions

By Jonathan Lutz

If we are being honest with ourselves, most people who make New Year’s resolutions will fall off within the first month or two. An even more daunting reality is that most people will end up in a worse position than when they started. According to multiple resources and experts, 80-95% of people will gain back […]

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Four tips for navigating life with a chronic illness

By April Meyers

You’ve recently learned that you have a chronic illness. While having an explanation for the mysterious symptoms you’ve been experiencing can be a relief, you might also feel lost when it comes to your next steps. With tips and recommendations from Pure Living Nashville, you can begin making healthy lifestyle changes that support your wellbeing. […]

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Top six spots to embrace your Christmas spirit

By Jamie Lober

Families don’t have to wait until December 25 to enjoy all the Christmas fun. These holiday happenings will make you feel the spirit, all December long! Writer Jamie Lober shares some suggestions: Holiday Cruises on the General Jackson Showboat.  Enjoy a truly authentic celebration with accomplished country musicians and delicious dining during the Music City […]

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Five ways to combat depression in the holidays

By Brittany Farrar

When it’s more than the holiday blues: 5 ways to combat depression in the holidays The holiday season is upon us and with it can come a bevvy of emotions for adults and kids alike. Attending family events, programs, services, preparing and shopping… this season can feel like a stressor more than a joy. Avoiding […]

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Teens in Need

By Brittany Farrar

In the state of Tennessee, 8,000 children are in foster care and approximately 350 of the kids don’t have identified adoptive homes. Nationwide, and in our state, most children available for adoption are teenagers and in 2019, less than 5% of the children adopted aged 15 to 18 years old. Children have a much higher chance of adulthood […]

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5 private tours of Nashville to try

By Editor

Want a tour that’s a little more personal and tailored to your interests? There are several tours that could fit the bill, here courtesy of toursbylocals.com we list five of the more unusual ones… Nashville’s history of Booze, Beer and,…

Private Nashville Tour of Whiskey, Prohibition and the Making of alcohol If you like whiskey you […]

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11 reasons why you should still be wearing a mask

By Editor

So the kids can go back to school. The best way to keep the kids safe at school is to make sure the level of COVID-19 in your community is very low. Wear a mask to make sure your community can keep your kids healthy at school. So small businesses can open and stay open. The […]

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How are you doing? A Mental Health Check-In

By Brittany Farrar

We’ve talked a lot about mental health for the last year and a half, especially in the early months of COVID-19 and its impending isolation. During the pandemic, there have been heightened levels of fear, anxiety, and depression causing an increase in mental health concerns. Understanding your own mental health is still just as important […]

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Best Exercise to Reduce the Stress of Desk Work

By Stefan Zavalin

Most people think doing a couple of exercises will fix the majority of their postural issues. Yet, we don’t do corrective exercises. And since many of us struggle to do even basic exercises, it is no surprise that stretching and corrective exercises fall even further down on the priority list. Truly, the best exercises for […]

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The Best Advice for Squeezing Healthy Sleep Habits Into Shift Work

By Sophie Letts

Many of us live our daily lives running on fumes. If you need to change your schedule routinely, getting sufficient sleep can seem impossible. However, with a few good strategies in place, you can make healthy sleep habits a part of your lifestyle, even if you work shifts. Shift Work and Health Concerns Shift work […]

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12 South September Makers Market

By Editor

Don’t miss the chance to meet local artists, designers, and craftspeople this weekend at the Big Plan Holding’s Makers Market. The craft fair and pop-up event has been a huge success since its launch early this year. The market is focused on bringing together local, independent brands to showcase a selection of their best work. […]

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