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Celebrating Black History Month and Inclusion in February

By Brittany Farrar

February is Black History Month and serves as a great time to discuss inclusion, diversity, and racial inequalities as a family. It’s never too early to include children in this conversation and allow them to talk about their experiences and what they may already know about Black history. Last summer, racial tension in our communities […]

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Chào Nail + Bar: Nashville’s new organic, natural, eco-conscious nail bar

By Editor

Many of us are unaware of the potential dangers and toxins in our beauty products. For those looking to seek alternatives, a new Nashville salon is offering natural services and spa experiences. Chào Nail + Bar is located in Hillsboro Village provides optional organic, cruelty-free, vegan, non-toxic and gluten-free nail polishes and products – including […]

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) comes to Nashville

By Amy Black

Before There Were Meditation Apps, There Was Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) – What It Is and Why It’s Endured for 40 Years Mindfulness is becoming a word we hear often and the practice of meditation is gaining popularity. You may have tried one of the meditation apps available, which can be a great way […]

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Why every mom needs a pelvic floor Physical Therapist

By Kelly Ehlert

What is pelvic floor physical therapy? It’s a subspecialty of orthopedics that focuses on the control, strength, tone, tenderness, endurance, and coordination of the pelvic floor muscles. Commonly injured in childbirth, pelvic floor muscles can also be inured by falls, accidents, or trauma. Men can also have pelvic floor issues. Why do these muscles matter? […]

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Why intuitive eating is NOT a diet

By JillMerkel

Intuitive Eating is becoming more popular and mainstream, which is great, but some people are making it out to be another diet or do not fully understand what Intuitive Eating actually is. Intuitive Eating is an anti-diet approach to help you make peace with food, free yourself from chronic dieting, and rediscover the pleasures of […]

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Healthy Eating in the New Year

By Nourished Routes

Jumpstart your healthy eating in 2021 with a free, educational clean eating challenge. Understand how to get the right nutrients for your body, learn tips, and be held accountable by qualified dietitians. Click here to find out more. We all know someone, maybe even ourselves, who has vowed year after year to lose weight, get […]

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Youth mental health in 2021

By Brittany Farrar

Last year was hard. And while we’re all hopeful that things will change on January 1, 2021, the return to normalcy won’t be as seamless as a day flipping on the calendar. As of this writing, health care workers are starting to get the first round of FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines and we’re hopeful more manufacturers’ […]

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Keep holiday stress down for a healthier and happier you

By Robin Ritter

During the holiday season it’s important more than ever to keep our stress levels down and mind and body strong! Negative stress can wreak havoc on our bodies causing systems to shut down and cortisol (stress hormones) to rise making us more susceptible to disease. Floatation Therapy is the perfect way to reduce stress keeping […]

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Why kids should get involved in Holiday activities

By Joni Downey

One of my favorite phrases is “Involve Me” as time goes so quickly when raising a child. I miss those days! And, while there is stress in every chapter of life, it’s truly up to us to choose our battles. I choose to be happy, to find the joy and the positive in any given […]

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Your kids, the Pandemic and the Holiday season

By Brittany Farrar

Holidays can be a time of stress any year, but this holiday season is just icing on the top of 2020. As of writing this piece in late November 2020, we don’t know exactly what the December holidays will look like for COVID-19 and group gatherings. A lot will depend on how people handled Thanksgiving, […]

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Eight tips for healthy eating during the Holidays

By Nourished Routes

The holidays can be a stressful time for those who have health and nutrition goals they want to meet, or who feel they “lose control” around all the exciting and delicious holiday foods. Luckily, it is possible to enjoy all the flavors of the holidays without restricting or missing out! Here are our top 8 […]

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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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