Book Review: Daring Greatly By Brene Brown

Texas professor Brene Brown has spent more than a decade researching vulnerability, shame, courage, and worthiness. While most people spend their lives doing whatever they can to protect themselves from vulnerability and hide from feelings of shame, Brown’s book Daring Greatly posits that a well-lived life requires embracing these feelings, using them to foster connection … Read more

Recipe: Non-Alcoholic Mulled Cranberry Juice Spritzer

In addition to being a festive holiday favorite, the cranberry give you an internal boost too. Mixed into a drink, their juice will provide your body with a powerful boost of antioxidants, while also helping the liver to eliminate alcohol from the bloodstream. Join in on that holiday cheer, with a cranberry beverage (or two!), and … Read more

10 Best TED Health Talks

For inspiring speeches given by leading innovators, TED health talks never fail to deliver. TED is a nonprofit that seeks to spread ideas through short videos that last for 18 minutes or less. The initiative began as a live conference in 1984, before the Internet revolutionized information dissemination, and originally focused on technology, entertainment, and … Read more

Recipe: Eggnog Peppermint Tea-ni

This cocktail combines two seasonal favorites, eggnog and peppermint tea! The eggnog here is dairy-free (use a brand derived from coconut or soy milk), but you could also use a traditional blend, which would make the drink thicker. If you prefer something sweeter, swapping vanilla vodka in for the plain vodka is another option. Peppermint … Read more

Recipe: Very Vegetable Stromboli Roll

Looking for a unique appetizer to serve at your holiday cocktail party? Consider this very vegetable, Stromboli roll recipe! It can be prepared up to a day in advance and baked right before your guests arrive, or can be baked, sliced, and then served at room temperature, making it ideal for the no-fuss, no-muss host … Read more

Recipe: Basic Salt Body Scrub With Essential Oils

Want to give someone a homemade gift this holiday season, which does not involve any cooking whatsoever? Try your hand at making this simple body scrub! This is a very basic recipe that can be customized to your liking. It starts with sea salt, which acts as a powerful detoxifier and exfoliator to the skin. … Read more

Recipe: Pumpkin White Russian

Classic cocktails like the White Russian are having a comeback moment, appearing on bar menus, and in home preparations, alike. Why not whip up your own version of this old-time favorite, with a seasonal twist, in the form of pumpkin spice? Pumpkin contains a high concentration of Vitamin A, which is necessary to keeping eyesight … Read more

Gift Ideas For People With Arthritis

The holidays mark the perfect time to gift someone with arthritis a special something that will make their days a little brighter with arthritis gifts. Arthritis affects more than 50 million people in the U.S., according to the Arthritis Foundation, making the chances good that you know at least one person with the disorder. Many … Read more

Phoenix Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner

There’s nothing quite like a delicious Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings. The juicy turkey, richly flavored mashed potatoes, tart cranberry sauce—and the pile of plates left to clean up after the festivities. Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner without the mess by visiting one of the many places in Phoenix serving a holiday meal. Options also abound … Read more

Tips For Traveling With Chronic Pain

For many people, the holidays bring travel, whether to visit family, friends, or escape on a vacation. Nobody relishes the idea of sitting on a cramped plane, train, or automobile for hours on end, but for people with chronic pain, the rigors of traveling can become very uncomfortable. Fortunately, by preparing ahead of time and … Read more