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The case for conscious, controlled breathing

Job demands. Relationship woes. Parenting. Grandparenting. Garden-variety stressors. Worries. Life. Regardless of who we are or what we do, our lives are not without some level of agitation. And with so many factors and circumstances out of our control, the one thing we do have...
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Tips for holiday online shopping

Well, it’s here. The holidays are upon us, and the countdown is on to find the perfect gifts for family and friends. And with each passing year, more consumers turn to online shopping to find their items of choice. An August YouGov survey of nearly 2,500 adults revealed that 62%...
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Six tips for better sleep

Honestly, tell the truth: Is the quality of your sleep satisfactory? If you’re like most Americans, the answer is no. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, forty percent of people aged 40 to 59 reported that they are getting less than recommended amounts...
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Lions Head Equipment Manager Tim O’Neill

By Courtney Conover – As a freelance writer, it is not uncommon to have a personal connection to a particular subject. But in my 22-year career, I’ve never had the opportunity (and privilege) of interviewing someone who resides in my hometown and works for the Detroit...
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When playtime feels like a chore

It doesn’t matter if you’re a parent, grandparent, aunt, or uncle. Caregivers, babysitters, and older siblings aren’t necessarily immune, either. No matter how much you love and cherish the little one(s) in your life, you may inwardly cringe when you hear that request: “Will you...
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Do this ONE THING more this August

As far as clichés go, reading in a singles ad that someone enjoys “long walks on the beach” likely ranks among the top. But it turns out, there appears to be evidence of why placing our bare feet on the earth is such a calming, peaceful exercise. Walking barefoot—also known as...

Tackling Fatherhood

By Courtney Conover – Before my husband Scott became a father, he lived a very different life. He was a Detroit Lions offensive lineman who blocked for Barry Sanders – and used his hands to tackle 300-plus-pound men in the process; next, he used his hands to write out plays...