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When it’s time to quit – Living Experiment Podcast

Persistence and commitment are admirable, but sometimes it’s time to let go. There’s life-changing wisdom in quitting when you know it’s the right thing to do. And even when you don’t. Jobs, relationships, […]


To Eat Good Food

Get Wild: Foraging for Edible Plants

Whole9 guest post by Diana Rodgers of Sustainable Dish. Below is an excerpt from Diana’s new book,  The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook, about how to forage for edible plants: We all know it’s healthy […]

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To Sleep Deeply

Teenagers, Sleep and Mental Health

A Whole9 guest post by Emily Deans M.D., a board certified psychiatrist with a practice in Massachusetts who teaches psychiatry at Harvard Medical School One of the reasons mental health problems can be […]

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To Move Your Body

Slug, Striver or Integrator: Where Are You?

Whole9 guest post by Coach Rut, who has over a quarter century of fitness coaching experience and holds academic degrees in biology and physical education, and Master’s degrees in exercise physiology and sports biomechanics. […]

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To Handle Your Stress

When “Healthy” Habits Aren’t

A Whole9 guest post by Kate Galliett, creator of Fit for Real Life and The Unbreakable Body, an online strength and mobility program “I got up at 4:30 this morning to get my […]

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To Connect With Others

5 Ways to Cultivate Meaningful Human Connection

A Whole9 guest post by Kate Galliett, creator of Fit for Real Life and The Unbreakable Body, an online strength and mobility program One hundred and fifty. Dunbar’s Number. Named after British anthropologist, […]

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To Get Outside

4 Benefits of Green Exercise

A Whole9 guest post by James Murphy, a self-described nature-loving-hippie currently living in New Zealand who loves to play outside. When I step outside into nature, it’s as though I’m stepping into a […]

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To Be The Best You

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To Have Some Fun

Take Back the Fun! What Really Makes You Happy?

A guest post from Kate Galliet, founder of Fit For Real Life and owner of ProKine Performance in St. Charles, IL Thanks to my first article (When Work Takes Over Your Free Time) you’ve recognized the value of separating […]

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To Own Your Choices

Ask Whole9 Canada: Strategies to Manage Cravings

Welcome to Ask Whole9 Canada, where Summer Innanen and Sarah Ramsden answer all of your health and nutrition questions. In this week’s episode, Kristina asks, “What strategies would you recommend for dealing with my food cravings?” Cravings or strong […]

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