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Four ways to help your kids prepare for school, mid-pandemic

By Brittany Farrar

The last few weeks are starting to feel like a repeat of 2020 with COVID-19 cases on the rise yet again as our kids return to school. You and your child are likely anxious about what the return to the classroom will look like this fall. Here are four tips on how to talk to […]

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Functional Medicine: Why it Must Be Part of the Covid-19 Solution

By Dr. Ben Galyardt

August is National Wellness Month, and as we’re turning the corner on the Covid-19 crisis, having a wellness mindset is more important than ever. The Covid-19 pandemic did many things, one of which was to highlight the importance of overall good health—and how most Americans are simply missing the mark. The Centers for Disease Control […]

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Country fusion: A new fitness studio for Nashville

By Elizabeth Mooney

Elizabeth Mooney is the Founder of Music City’s first line-dancing workout, Country Fusion Since the age of two, I’ve been a dancer and grew up visiting a dude ranch in upstate New York every year with my family. Throughout my life, I’ve had the privilege of being a professional dancer and choreographer and an Off-Broadway […]

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Your posture, your health, and what can you do?

By Stefan Zavalin

We know sitting too much isn’t good for us. But, how bad is it really? Many articles report the dangers of prolonged sitting and urge you to get outside and work out. But, why? What does sitting actually do to our bodies? Isn’t it natural for us to sit? The short answer: no. While chairs […]

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Five reasons to add CBD into your wellness routine

By Chad Frey

With more holistic products readily available, CBD is creating a buzz in the wellness industry. CBD stands for “cannabidiol,” a chemical found in cannabis (marijuana and hemp), and the difference between marijuana and hemp is that while both contain CBD, hemp contains low amounts of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) (the stuff that gets you high) Cannabidiol (CBD) […]

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Living with Non Specific Interstitial Pneumonia (NSIP)

By Erica Honeycutt

What is wrong with me?! Why do I have to keep catching my breath with every step I take?! Why can’t I breathe?! Why do I feel like I am suffocating from within? How did I go from being a perfectly healthy 26 year old with having zero health problems to being oxygen dependent with […]

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Pride Month can be tough for LGBTQ+ youth

By Brittany Farrar

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month, a time to recognize the efforts to achieve equality and celebrate inclusion for our LGBTQ+ neighbors and those who support their equal opportunities. The full acronym – LGBTQQIP2SAA – stands for “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer, intersex, pansexual, two-spirit (2S), androgynous and asexual.” For the purpose of this article, […]

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Building confidence in children

By Joni Downey

Why is building confidence in children important? Building confidence at an early age could make children feel better about themselves.  Think about yourself – when you lack confidence how do you feel?  You can be depressed, lazy, and settle for mediocre.  Now, think about how you feel when your confidence is high – how do […]

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Sustainable period products

By Diana Duren

By Grace and Diana Duren Menstruation is a natural part of life, yet traditional products many people use for their periods are anything but natural. They are loaded with chemicals and plastic and have a serious impact on our planet, as well as our bodies. Most of us think about straws and plastic bottles when […]

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Sleep and hunger hormones

By Nourished Routes

Sleep is one of the main factors experts recommend we focus on for a healthier lifestyle, following closely behind diet and exercise. Sleep plays a major role in our overall health, providing us with energy, giving us time to digest our food, support our immune system, recover from illness or strenuous exercise, and much more. […]

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An insight into the foster care process

By Brittany Farrar

In Tennessee, approximately 8,000 children are in foster care at any given time, and with fewer than 4,000 foster families with open homes, the need for more foster families is considerable. May is National Foster Care Awareness Month so we are sharing some frequently asked questions we hear from potential new foster care parents. Who […]

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Don’t miss the Spring Maker’s Market this weekend

By Editor

This Saturday, Love Local and Big Plan Holdings will host their first Spring Maker’s Market. The event will feature several stalls with local artisans, designers, food items, and health products. Located in the heart of 12 South, make sure to stop by to support these independent brands with strong ties to Nashville. Natalie Busby is […]

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