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 · 7 min read

10 Stretches to Relax Your Spine After a Hard Day

Back problems are one of the most common pains that people experience around the world. Especially with our increasingly sedentary lifestyles, our bodies become stiff, tight, and gradually over time, immobile. These are nine of the best back & spine stretches to help relieve lower back tightness and improve your overall mobility. Signs Your Lower […]

Julie Hambleton

Julie Hambleton

The Hearty Soul Team

 · 5 min read

I Have an Anxiety Disorder, and I’m Begging You: Please Stop Telling Me to Relax

‘Stop telling me to relax!’ Mental illness has come to the forefront of discussion in recent years, but many misconceptions still thrive. Historically speaking, people with severe mental disorders were labeled as ‘insane’ and were often isolated. They were believed to have been possessed by evil spirits. The idea that mental illnesses could have the […]

Sarah Biren

Sarah Biren

Founder of The Creative Palate

 · 2 min read

Vikings may not be who we thought they were, DNA study finds

When you think of Vikings, what do you picture? Burly, bearded men? Strong blond-haired, blue-eyed people that look like Thor? New genetic discoveries are now showing that Vikings may have been more ethnically diverse than we originally thought. New DNA Changes What We Know About Vikings The largest-ever genetic study done on Vikings was published […]

Julie Hambleton

Julie Hambleton

The Hearty Soul Team

 · 4 min read

If you’re not Stepping Out of your Comfort Zone, you aren’t Learning

New experiences are scary. Life is filled with little fears, like presenting at work, making small talk with strangers, speaking up when you might say the wrong thing and anything that is uncomfortable at best and terrifying at worst.  “Life always begins with one step outside of your comfort zone.” ― Shannon L. Alder The […]

Sarah Biren

Sarah Biren

Founder of The Creative Palate

 · 8 min read

Can Trauma Really Be Physically ‘Stored’ In The Body? Here’s What The Experts Say

Trauma occurs when a person is overwhelmed by events or circumstances and responds with intense fear, horror, and helplessness, completely losing their ability to cope. According to some estimates, seventy percent of adults in the United States have experienced a traumatic event at least once in their lives [1]. Scientists know that there is a […]

Brittany Hambleton

Brittany Hambleton

The Hearty Soul Team

 · 6 min read

6 Diseases That Can Be Treated with Medical Marijuana

According to recent research, two-thirds of Americans support the legalization of marijuana [1]. As such, many state governments have legalized the once-taboo drug for either medical or recreational purposes or both.  Over the last couple of decades, medical researchers have been increasingly exploring medical marijuana uses and the drug’s efficacy for treating a wide range […]

Brittany Hambleton

Brittany Hambleton

The Hearty Soul Team

 · 7 min read

A Real-Life Fairy Godmother: This Artist Transformed Disney Characters into Humans and the Photos Will Make Your Day

Have you ever imagined your favorite Disney characters as real people? How awesome would they be? I’ve occasionally wondered what the powerful Nala from The Lion King would look like if she were a person, and Isabelle Staub didn’t let me down.  Isabelle is an Instagram and TikTok famous illustrator who shot to fame for […]

Penelope Wilson

Penelope Wilson

The Hearty Soul Team

 · 4 min read

Brain-eating amoeba: What is it and how do you protect yourself

Lakes, rivers, and streams are home to thousands of bacteria. Many of these bacteria are harmless, however fresh water is host to numerous microorganisms that can directly affect human health. Polluted drinking water is a major source of illness and death around the world, particularly in developing nations. In most cases, these organisms make their […]

Brittany Hambleton

Brittany Hambleton

The Hearty Soul Team

 · 4 min read

Massive Study of 24,000 Dreams Suggests They Really Are Continuations of Reality

For millennia, humans have been fascinated and intrigued by dreams. We have questioned where they come from and what causes them, and have attempted to derive meaning from their seemingly random occurrence. Civilizations throughout history have attached spiritual meaning to dreams and tried to explain them as having supernatural origins, however today we tend to […]

Brittany Hambleton

Brittany Hambleton

The Hearty Soul Team

 · 3 min read

8 Signs That Your Body Isn’t Getting Enough Potassium

Potassium is an essential mineral and electrolyte that plays a vital role in maintaining optimal health. It is necessary for the proper functioning of various bodily systems, including nerve and muscle function, cardiovascular health, and maintaining the body’s fluid balance. While many people are aware of the importance of other vitamins and minerals, potassium is […]

Julie Hambleton

Julie Hambleton

The Hearty Soul Team