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So She Officially Became Lola Marie

by Brenda Darnley Martin The other day we finally took our dog Lola to a new vet, Dr. D., who, up until five years ago, had been one of our vets for our …

Strawberry Patches – 5 Ways of Describing a Rash

By Jennifer S. I. Origin Stories Growing up, I was informed I was allergic to strawberries. Despite our incongruent relationship, the fruits were a regular …

Thanksgiving Brings Family Opportunity for Gratitude

by Diana Raab Those of you who follow me already know that November is my favorite month; so much of that goes back to my childhood. I grew up in the suburbs …

James and Reginald Bollich on ‘Luck or Miracle’

This Veterans Day, the Modern History Press is proud to present the autobiography of one of the oldest surviving World War II veterans. Luck or Miracle: A …

Navigating Negative Entities and the Power of Smudging with Sage

by Reiki Healing Distance Across civilizations, humans have long been intrigued and sometimes alarmed by the idea of unseen forces influencing our lives. These …

Managing Differences in Parenting Styles: Insights from a Counselor

by Asma Rehman As a counselor, I often see couples struggling with differences in parenting styles. These differences can cause conflict and tension in the …

Anxious No More: Biblical Insights for Overcoming Stress

by Merry Usman In a world characterized by constant challenges and uncertainties, stress and anxiety have become widespread issues. People of faith often turn …

Ellen Lord on Relative Sanity

Over the course of a career spanning three decades, Ellen Lord has immersed herself in working with people suffering from mental health and addiction. Her …

October Brings Me a Happy Furprize

by Diana Raab October 4th is Kindness to Animals Day. While I believe we should be kind to animals each and every day, I will pay extra attention to this …

A Black Hole

by Barn Brand I am among the resurrected I was dead No, not deeply depressed Dead Stainless steel coffin dead Trapped in a sealed tube with panic the only …

Ernest Dempsey’s Screenplay Wins Award at Spotlight Film Festival

Modern History Press author and editor of Recovering the Self Ernest Dempsey has won the award for writing the best mystery/thriller screenplay at the 2023 …

Bob Rich’s Self-Therapy Guide: Population Pressure

Bob Rich’s book From Depression to Contentment: A self-therapy guide is therapy in your pocket. Depression, anxiety, and other forms of suffering are all …

Whippoorwill

Matthew Mumber, M.D Whippoorwill, why do you cry before the sun bestows the sky? Do you search for a mate? Perhaps that’s why you’re up so late? Do you tip …

4 Tips for Exploring the Hawaiian Island of Kauai

Kauai is the oldest of the visitable Hawaiian Islands and is well-known for its relaxed vibe and Aloha spirit. It’s an ideal place for a peaceful, healing …

Emotional Intelligence: 5 Ways Developing Your EQ Can Help You Succeed in Your Career

Successful people usually have a knack for tweaking reality to suit their evolving needs. If they want to find more work/life balance, they might switch to …

Alan E. Smith on 101 Tips for Better And More Healthy Sleep

Alan E. Smith’s latest book 101 Tips for Better And More Healthy Sleep (Loving Healing Press, January 2023) is a short yet immensely informative work …

Restful Sleep for Healthy Legs

by Alan E. Smith In my late 20s I began to have pain in my legs as if I’d run a marathon every day. It got so bad that I couldn’t walk across our local …

Ethical Eating: 7 Tips for Creating Cruelty-Free & Eco-Friendly Meals

Being an ethical eater is an excellent idea for the planet, the animals, and your health. If you’re looking for inspiration and tips on how to make delicious …

The Town Hall Steps

by Beth Parker It has been thirteen years. Yet. Each time I return to the town in which we grew up. The town in which I would walk past him. I would break my …

Bob Rich’s Self-Therapy Guide: What Depression IS NOT

Bob Rich’s book From Depression to Contentment: A self-therapy guide is therapy in your pocket. Depression, anxiety, and other forms of suffering are all …

Bob Rich’s Self-Therapy Guide: Meaning

Bob Rich’s book From Depression to Contentment: A self-therapy guide is therapy in your pocket. Depression, anxiety, and other forms of suffering are all …

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