Lisa Parisi

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Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin Labor Day weekend

Labor Day weekend is chock-full of hot happenings you won’t want to miss. This weekend includes fun summer sendoffs and the first Longhorn football …

Easy Thanksgiving Treats For Your Dog

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 03:30These super easy, vet-approved recipes let your dog (and cat!) celebrate Thanksgiving too!When roving noses make their way …

Gratitude is the Attitude: Lessons in Giving Thanks, Courtesy of Our Dogs

<b>We're watching TV? YAAASSSSS</b><br>Minni submitted by Israel Covarrubias<p><b>A cone? Bum foot? Still loving life!</b><br>Teddy Timpson submitted by Haley Cloward<p><b>Even</b> …

Pets

Mel’s Mini Holiday Gift Guide: Kids + His & Hers

Are you out Black Friday shopping? If you are me, you are not. You are snuggled away in your warm home possibly shopping online but more likely …

26 ideas for the foodie on your holiday gift list

The holidays are here, and we've got plenty of gift ideas to keep everyone happy. Skip to gifts for: Kids, pets, and the socially conscious as well as those who are into health & wellness, home décor and amazing experiences. And you'll find even more holiday gift ideas here.<p><b>Fermentation jar</b><p>This …

help for mental health problems

Today Mind, as part of a coalition of leading mental health organisations called the Mental Health Policy Group*, issued the following initial …

Mental Health

The Power of Gratitude in a Life of Recovery

Giving thanks shouldn't be reserved for one day a year. When practiced on an ongoing basis, gratitude can change our lives in ways we might never have imagined -- taking us from the darkest depths into a world in which anything is possible.<p>Having been in recovery for more than a decade, I can look …

Music May Be The Best Medicine For Your Mental Health

Shares 1K<p><i>Music can change your mind, your mood and it may just save your life… “Music kept me from committing suicide as a kid.”</i><p>Don’t like ads? …

Mental Health

New acupuncture clinic uses communal method to bring pin relief to the masses

In a dimly lit building on bustling Fulton Avenue, a handful of men and women lounge in recliners with their eyes closed. They sit just a few feet …

23 Conversion-Boosting WordPress Plugins

WordPress rules the web. The latest stats show that: 25% of the top 10 million sites by Alexa rank use WordPress every 74 seconds a new site within …

Should a new blogger get a custom design for his blog?

There are some things that people take for granted without questioning them. Call them sacred cows, if you like. But we learn and grow from …

6 bloggers share their tips to help you craft better content

You may remember my piece on the current state of blogging. “Has blogging reached a point of no return?” led to a great conversation with some of my …

Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?

Coming to you live from ProBlogger HQ, the interesting things we’ve found on the internet this week. May they help you blog better!Is Blogging …

Why 3000+ Word Blog Posts Get More Traffic (A Data Driven Answer)

With decreasing attention spans and everyone using small screens, it makes sense to publish 300 word blog posts, <i>right?</i><p>You may argue – this content …

Easy Christmas wreath

Make this super-easy contemporary Christmas wreath and make a beautiful statement on your front door. So quick and simple to make.<p>52<p>459

Decorations

Put an End to Violence Against Women in Iran

Since its inception, the theocratic regime's repression has resulted in institutionalized violence against women in Iran throughout all social sectors.<p>Iranian women have been subjected to various forms of injustice, lack of freedom and violence, including but not limited to: enforcing compulsory …

Mental health: The mindful way

This article was originally published in the journal <i>Nature</i><p>The art of mindfulness offers benefits not only for scientists' mental health, but also for …

Daily Meditation: Awakening From A Dream

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's post features a love poem by Chilean Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda. "The Dream" reminds us that …

A Year-Round Gratitude Practice Through Mindfulness

Mindfulness First has been implementing a school-wide mindfulness program at David Crockett Elementary School in Phoenix, Arizona since August of this year. Our goal is to make it the first entirely mindful school in Arizona. Our instructors regularly visit each classroom and practice mindfulness …

The psychological benefits of gratitude closely mirror those of meditation

Recently, I was watching television with my son when an ad came on for a cell phone company. The tagline for the ad said, “Get ready for Thanksgetting.”<p>“Wow.” My 17-year-old looked at me in disbelief. “It kind of seems like they are missing the point.”<p>I still am not entirely sure how we were …

Mindfulness

What You Should Know About The Federal Inmate Release

Thousands of federal inmates are getting out of prison because of a change in the way the U.S. government sentences drug criminals. It's part of a broader movement to reconsider tough-on-crime laws that were passed during the War on Drugs.<p>The decision to change sentencing guidelines — and apply the …

Aid for Military Families

Both the federal government and nonprofit organizations offer money for college to veterans, future military personnel, active duty personnel, or …

College & University

Student Loan Forgiveness (and Other Ways the Government Can Help You Repay Your Loans)

Here’s a question a lot of people may be wondering … <i>Is it really possible to have my federal student loans forgiven or to get help repaying them?</i><p>The …

College & University

Income-Driven Plans

An income-driven repayment plan sets your monthly student loan payment at an amount that is intended to be affordable based on your income and family …

Personal Finance

Drafthouse’s adults-only camp, new public market and more of the week’s top stories

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Alamo Drafthouse’s adult Halloween sleepaway camp</i> <i>and plans for Saint Elmo public marketplace in Austin lead this round of top …