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Alano Club helps maintain sobriety through the holidays

The holidays are an especially dangerous time for addicts and alcoholics.

Courage is defined as: mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty. 

For millions of Americans having the courage to step up, announce one's self, and seek treatment for drug and alcohol addiction is heroic. Addicts and alcoholics often feel isolated and humiliated by the things they have done while in their active disease.

3 things you're NOT doing to keep fit

These 3 things will help you keep fit and shed some pounds.

Sometimes it’s the little things that can really make all the difference.

Maybe it’s an organic juice you bought thinking it was healthy, and then you looked and it has more sugar than a can of coke. (But it’s “the good kind” you say… Let’s not push it.)

Or your coworker brought in donuts; YAY!

First-ever gay marriage proposal at NBA game

Jake Conrad proposes to his boyfriend Michael Holtzman on the NBA court in Chicago.

Jake Conrad wanted to propose to his boyfriend, Chicago Bulls fan Michael Holtzman, in a very special way. And what better way to do that than if front of thousands of NBA basketball fans?

On December 6, Conrad made a plea to anyone on Facebook who would listen, “Does anyone know ANYONE I can contact at the Chicago Bulls offices?” Luckily Holtzman is not on Facebook. 

Enabling lessons from 'My 600-lb Life'

Grant Foreman is a fitness and health expert practicing in San Diego.

My 600-lb Life got me and one of my clients thinking this week (If you’re unaware, it’s a television show featuring people who weigh around 600-lbs and what’s life like for them…yup).

To be this large they need help: to be fed by someone else because they can’t get up, go shopping, wash, or use the restroom on their own.

Let that all sink in a moment.

Eat, drink and be mindful this holiday season

Grant Foreman

Happy belated Thanksgiving my fitness-fans.

We have so much to be grateful for and to appreciate; one of my favorites being FOOD! 

This is your trainer telling you to belly up and enjoy the season.

That means stuffing, pie, all the goodies. 

Out boxer Orlando Cruz wants to win for LGBT community

Orlando Cruz could become the world's first out, gay boxing champion.

Out boxer Orlando Cruz could make history as the first gay world champion on Saturday, November 26, at the MotorPoint Arena in Cardiff, as he goes up against Terry Flanagan.

Originally from Puerto Rico, Cruz, says his opponent is a formidable challenger, but this win would mean more than just a victory for himself.

Tips to survive Thanksgiving in post-election turmoil

The election will come up at our Thanksgiving dinners. We will have things to say and questions to ask.

The election will come up at our Thanksgiving dinners.   

We will have things to say and questions to ask.

And we will need to feel safe for those necessary exchanges to take place. (None of us can think or speak clearly when in physical or emotional danger.)

Cleaning house: Clearing negative energy from your home

We’ve all been there.

The house just doesn’t feel right.  We’re sluggish when we shouldn’t be.

The air feels oppressive, and you and your family are fighting like cats and dogs for no reason.

It could just be that you aren’t feeling well and that these feelings will pass.