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Sunday, 01 March 2015 00:00

Chicken Tikka Masala

Written by Jeremy C.
This tasty Indian inspired dish has a flavorful spice mixture that will not only warm your mouth but your stomach too. This recipe is packed with nutrients and minerals from the spice mix that have been used for thousands of years in India to combat a whole host of illnesses. Garlic is known for its antibacterial properties, turmeric has been proven to reduce inflammation and coriander is shown to stabilize blood sugar. This great dish is sure to help boost mood and fight off aches and pains that can lead…
Saturday, 28 February 2015 00:00

Emotional Sobriety

Written by Yolanda F.
Sunday night, along with millions of other people, I watched the 2015 Oscars. The host, in case you didn’t already know, was Neil Patrick Harris who played a character known as Dr. Doogie Howser on TV from 1989 to 1993. Like many actors, Harris has a long list of personalities he’s stepped into like second skins. When I tuned in an hour late and I saw him, I thought to myself, “Oh, look! Doogie Howser!” It made me think about how after all these years I would still associate him…
Thursday, 26 February 2015 00:00

The Role of Food in Mental Health

Written by Lori R.
From the time we are born, eating offers us comfort, warmth and fulfillment. Throughout our lives, there are traditions built around food for family gatherings and special occasions. Food plays the essential role of providing the nutrition our bodies need, but it can also become a source of distress when we unintentionally practice overindulgence or abstention. No one means to develop an eating disorder. Often it is the result of deeply rooted emotional distress that has no release other than our bodies trying to find relief and comfort. We may…
Thursday, 26 February 2015 00:00

Self-care: Stronger Nails, Naturally

Written by Yolanda F.
As women age, our hands become even more noticeable. Moisturizer is key for the wellness of your skin, keeping it hydrated, especially for your hands that may give away your age if you’re not careful. I think of nails as the accessories of my hands and although I keep them short, they are neat and look clean and taken care of. If you happen to have long nails that become weak, perhaps you’re not eating enough foods rich in silicon and sulphur, like fish, onions or cruciferous vegetables. Brewer’s yeast,…
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 00:00

How We Affect Our Children

Written by Lori R.
Our interactions with our closest loved ones are like an intricately knit spider’s web. When there is the tiniest bug on the other side of the web, the ripple is felt all the way across. This is true of our most joyous accomplishments as well as our mistakes, but never felt so strongly as when mental illness or chemical dependency is involved. Many times we think that our actions are our own business and that they don’t affect others. Yet the fact alone that our loved ones care for us…
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 00:00

Constant Contact

Written by Yolanda F.
It’s happening everywhere. People are glued to their phones and missing out on live contact with others in their general vicinity, as well as the chance to see magnificent things going on around them. Such was the case recently when a man sitting on a sailboat didn’t peel his eyes away from his phone to catch a look at perhaps a once-in-a-lifetime event. Off the coast of Redondo Beach, CA, whales were breaching about 50 feet from a sailboat with several people on the boat, including a man staring at…
Saturday, 21 February 2015 00:00

An Inner Peace Treaty

Written by Yolanda F.
I’ve been thinking about how much chaos was stirred inside me when I read The Four Agreements (Amber-Allen Publishing, Inc. 1997) by Don Miguel Ruiz, a Mexican man born into a family of healers. It was no accident that I read this book. Author Janalee Card Chmel gave me a copy when we worked together in 1990-91 at a New Jersey daily newspaper and often discussed topics like anxiety, depression and bereavement. In 2001, she wrote Grant Me Serenity, an incredibly poignant memoir about her mother’s last seven months of…
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