11 Ways Parents Can Teach Kids the Importance of Kindness

Oftentimes, it feels like adults have something to learn from kids when it comes to kindness and loving each other. However, parents still have a serious role in teaching their kiddos the importance of being genuinely…

The Most Important Thing I Can Teach My Kids This Year

It’s mid-January. How are your resolutions going? It’s a common question and one that’s often asked in the school drop-off and pick-up line, but it’s also one that I’m avoiding this year. We skipped making New…

30 Questions to Ask Your Kid Instead of “How Was Your Day?”

Sometimes it can be tough getting your child to talk about their day. Instead of asking the mundane question “How was your day?,” try using one of these creative queries from our friends at Parent Co.!…

How to Deal When Your Kid Is Scared of Everything

Being a little person in a big world can be scary, but some kids are just a little more frightened than others. My 5-year-old daughter is one of them. She won’t enter a dark room by…

5 Tips for Listening During an Argument

When embroiled in a fierce and passionate argument with someone, common courtesy tends to go right out the window. Our lizard brains get all fired up and it’s difficult to keep a level head when adrenaline is pumping…

Is a Low Carb Diet Bad For Hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism is becoming increasingly more common in Western countries. One of the main symptoms of this hormone disorder is a slower metabolism and gradual weight gain. Low carb and ketogenic diets have emerged as popular approaches to…

10 Ways to Get Better Sleep (And Be More Successful)

“Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.” ~ Thomas Dekker I just returned home from an intensive five day meditation retreat. On my third 13-hour day of meditation and study I…

10+1 Dads Who Totally Rocked Father-Daughter Halloween

We’re familiar with fairy princess Halloween costumes, and certainly they are adorable, but nothing quite warms my heart like seeing some dads take open-mindedness to a whole new level during this festive time of year. Dad’s…

Can Golden Milk and/or Golden Chai Cure Your Ails?

Maybe you’ve heard of golden milk—maybe you haven’t. I like to think of it as an anti-inflammatory, caffeine-free chai. Yes, it’s very comforting and tasty. And yes, it is fantastic for you. Golden milk, although a…

Let Them Eat Dirt! Injections of soil bacteria produce serotonin—and happiness—in mice.

THE STUDY “Identification of an Immune-Responsive Mesolimbocortical Serotonergic System: Potential Role in Regulation of Emotional Behavior,” by Christopher Lowry et al., published online on March 28 in Neuroscience. THE MOTIVE Some researchers have proposed that the…