It’s “National Adopt a Senior Dog Month” and we are joined today by writer, editor, and producer Laura Coffey to celebrate the grand times that can be had with shelter dogs past the age of puppyhood with her book My Old Dog: Rescued Pets with Remarkable Second Acts.

With more data coming out about the link between lifestyle and health, we are in need of simple and memorable strategies for increased energy and vibrancy. In Mountain Mantras: Wellness and Life Lessons from the Slopes, certified nutritional counselor Kathryn Kemp Guylay presents stories and experiences from her personal life, which often offers a hilarious backdrop for studying wellness and life lessons.

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My Old Dog: Rescued Pets with Remarkable Second Acts shares success stories that show how blissful retirement can be for older dogs who get rescued, and how senior dog adoption can be a life-changing event for the humans who do the rescuing. Author Laura Coffey is a longtime writer, editor, and producer for, the website of NBC’s TODAY show. An award-winning journalist with more than two decades of experience, Laura has written and edited hundreds of high-profile human-interest stories.

Certified nutritional counselor Kathryn Kemp Guylay has conjured up a recipe for more energy and a more vibrant life in Mountain Mantras: Wellness and Life Lessons from the Slopes. She uses her own personal experiences as a backdrop to lessons that can ultimately help anyone with 6 mantras that will overcome life’s obstacles. As the founder and executive director of Nurture, Kathryn continues to provide free nutrition and wellness education and services to children and families, and as a principal of Healthy Solutions of Sun Valley, Kathryn brings wellness solutions to organizations and corporations through speaking engagements and workshops. She also hosts her own bi-weekly radio show on wellness topics.

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