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Saturday, 23 May 2015 00:00

Italian Vegetable Soup with Cannellini Beans

Written by Kristi C.
Spring gardens often yield a plethora of nutritious foods that are beneficial to your physical health as well as your mental health. Early spring greens are especially good. This particular recipe calls for a good quantity of freshly chopped spinach. Popeye was right about spinach; it is a super food that should be consumed frequently. Spinach is loaded with folate, which lowers the amount of homocysteine, a dangerous pro-inflammatory amino acid, in your body. In addition, folate deficiency has a serious impact on mental health. Low folate levels have been…
Saturday, 23 May 2015 00:00

Tiara Day – Empower Yourself

Written by Kristi C.
May 24th is Tiara Day. While some choose to celebrate by wearing tiaras a-la-Cinderella, Ana, or Elsa, others are less inclined to embrace that whimsical fantasy world. These women devalue Tiara Day as a celebration of an inner princess when, in fact, it is a celebration of female empowerment. Tiara Day is as much about women celebrating being empowered, intelligent leaders in control of their own lives as it is about wearing tiaras. It is a day when women around the world take out their physical or metaphorical tiara, dust…
Friday, 22 May 2015 00:00

Realistic Expectations

Written by Lori R.
Coming from a family with a strong work ethic and more than its share of over-achievers, I have felt “less than” on more than one occasion. After pondering this idea that one has to achieve a certain status, I have decided that it is probably not other people who have unrealistic expectations of me but only my own expectations. How does one measure success? And where do you feel you are on this scale? People tend to measure themselves against other people in their lives: friends, family members, classmates. Even…
Friday, 22 May 2015 00:00

When Life Hands You Lemons, Make Lemonade

Written by Kristi C.
One of my fondest memories from childhood was sipping lemonade on my grandmother’s porch during summer with a cool breeze. She made her lemonade from fresh squeezed lemon juice and simple syrup she created in a kettle on her stove. Her favorite saying was, “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.” It was a saying that my grandparents lived by. When you hear their story, you will understand. My grandmother’s house had a huge front porch with a swing hanging on each side and rockers stationed between. It was a…
Thursday, 21 May 2015 00:00

A Mother’s Influence

Written by Lori R.
Mother Toya Graham’s act of pulling her son out of the Baltimore riots has drawn both praise and criticism. She believed she may have saved his life while enforcing the value that violence against the police is unacceptable. Whether you believe that she employed a just act of discipline or that she promoted violence herself by striking her son, one thing is certain: A mother has influence over her children. As mothers we are to teach our children how to be productive and happy citizens. But what if we are…
Tuesday, 19 May 2015 00:00

Happy Bluesman Down

Written by Yolanda F.
Assuming necessity is in fact the mother of invention; wouldn’t you think that depression could actually be an opportunity to find actual happiness? The fact that B.B. King, perhaps the most famous blues musician, just died May 14, 2015 at the old age of 89 and lived a fabulous life of musical acclaim, makes me wonder. Did he begin playing the blues because he was actually depressed? Or was he simply reporting his thoughts and reactions to his surroundings and the natural progression of his life? Interviews and photos of…
Tuesday, 19 May 2015 00:00

Baltimore is Burning

Written by Kristi C.
Following the arrest and subsequent death of Freddie Gray, a large protest was held in Baltimore on April 25th. Following Gray’s funeral on April 27th, the protests turned violent with the unrest escalating into rioting, looting, and the burning of local businesses. This violent turn culminated in the declaration of a state of emergency and the deployment of the Maryland National Guard. A curfew was put in place, school trips were delayed, and public venue events were cancelled. The people of Baltimore were filled with fear, with good reason. Fear…
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