Gretchen Stelter

Articles by Gretchen Stelter

Hip to the Pain

How body alignment and movement can help you live a pain-free life.

As I read this in Miranda Esmonde-White’s book, Forever Painless, she could have been reciting my own medical history to me. After an injury that occurred due to an active lifestyle of running, yoga, and aerial dance and then a stubborn desire to not get treatment for the injury, I ended up completely out of alignment and in need of surgery to repair the problem.

I Do…But Maybe Not Like You Did

A lesson in how marriage has evolved.

You may have heard about the demise of marriage in America. Maybe you were reading a newspaper or magazine article that outlined the reasons why. Perhaps you watched a lot of Sex and the City and are pretty sure things have gone downhill since. Possibly you’ve read about divorce rates. It’s even conceivable you were […]

Why You Should Make Donald Driver Your Personal Trainer

Getting fit with an ex-NFL Player (and Dancing With the Stars alum) + a workout and recipe from Driver's new book, The 3D Body Revolution.

The idea of taking workout and nutrition advice from an ex-NFL player may feel a bit intimidating. After all, I can’t imagine myself doing a tire run or getting slammed by someone twice my size—or someone of any size, for that matter. But healthy advice from someone who danced one hell of a tango and […]

5 Lessons I Learned from Traveling with My Cat

Lessons on keeping your zen in unfamiliar situations and places.

Travel tips abound on the Internet, but unless you’ve never traveled or are just not a planner, you probably don’t need to be told, yet again, how to organize your outfits and that you should pack extra underwear. That being said, it never hurts to look at something from an entirely new perspective, which is […]

Books that Bring Us Joy: August 2017

BBL's roundup of this month's must-read wellness books.

August is a month that either gets a lot of love or a lot of ire. It’s the last month of summer, which means some revel in its lazy days, while others see it as the inevitable end to fun, sun, and freedom. Whatever your stance, August is a great month to take a journey. […]

Why You Should Juice—Period

5 juicing recipe cures for common menstrual symptoms.

Most people these days don’t believe in magic elixirs. I mean, how crazy is it to expect a drink to do much, right? But it’s not really that crazy. After all, we often expect pills to help alleviate our pain and allergies, stop or even reverse hair loss, aid in calming our nerves and putting us to sleep, and much, much more, so why not a drink?

Intuitive Empaths: Avoid Emotional Overload

Learn the different manifestations of and protections for those with extraordinary empathy.

Have you ever thought of a friend, and suddenly the phone rings and it’s them? Have you ever gotten the impression that someone you know is pregnant and received news not long after that she is, in fact, expecting? If you can answer yes to either of these questions, there’s a good chance you are an empath.

Getting Centered! It’s As Simple As This

Enjoy your experiences more and add extra meaning to your life with a little help from this mindfulness journal.

As Friedrich Nietzsche said, and as is quoted in the mindfulness journal Do One Thing Every Day That Centers You, “A thought, even a possibility, can shatter us and transform us.” When we are trying to transform ourselves, sometimes it’s the simple things that can be the most helpful.

Books That Bring Us Joy: July 2017

BBL's roundup of this month's must-read books.

July is filled with some hilarious and quirky holidays, so we thought we’d celebrate some of our favorite July reads in conjunction with the holidays that complement them. Read on to find five new great reads for personal growth available in July.

How to Approach the Topic of Living Apart Together (LAT) with Your Partner

Here are a few suggestions on how to prepare.

LAT is becoming more prevalent in the United States, but it’s certainly not new. It’s a choice that appeals to those who want to maintain independence (socially and financially), family boundaries, and their own homes. It’s becoming a more common choice for older adults—who may have children and their own homes before the relationship begins—but younger people are also embracing it.
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