Friday, March 16, 2018

Women Wonder About Our Secret

We salute all the phenomenal women, sisters, mothers, grandmothers, warriors, goddess and friends. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Loving Resilience

Someone asked me the other day if I realized I was resilient.  Never thought about it until now.  What a way to love yourself! Remember to love yourself this month.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

What We Can Do Now

As e celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. consider and oppose how people of color are relentlessly and routinely made the "other" by being dismissed, deemed invisible or denied humanity. Source: Tears We Cannot Stop, Michael Eric Dyson

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Joy to the World

When was the last time you smiled our laughed?  Research tells us that smiling and laughing release feel good chemicals that reduce our pain, protect our heart and relax our muscles. I dare you - laugh out loud and feel better.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Quench My Thirst

Research suggest that one of the causes of our pain and disease comes from NOT drinking enough water. Water is one of the first natural medicines created by nature.  Water is able to reduce pain and heal a number of stress related diseases. Try drinking the recommended eight glasses of water everyday and watch how you feel.  

Friday, October 27, 2017

Shop Till You Drop

The season of super shopping is just around the corner.  Did you realize that clothing and fabrics from retail stores come with a history.  When, where and how were they made, transported, stored?  How long has it been in the store?  Who has tried them on?  This unseen segment of the supply chain puts the average consumer at risk for contaminants, chemicals and diseases. Below are some items of concern and possible ways to protect you and your family.

New clothing and fabrics may have these impacts to your health.   
  • Items may contain respiratory secretions, skin flora, fecal flora, yeast, vaginal organisms, lice and scabies
  • Possible illnesses include hepatitis A, traveler's diarrhea, methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), salmonella, norovirus, yeast infections, streptococcus
  • Skin reactions, rashes, redness, swelling, blisters, flaky, burning, itchy, dryness may occur from formaldehyde, nonylphenol ethoxylate (NPE), antimicrobial triclosan, perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) and genetically engineered (GE) cotton

 Try these precautionary measures during and after your purchase.
  • Keep on some clothes while trying on new clothing at a store
  • Seek out organic cotton material
  • Smell the clothing to check if they emit too much chemical scent
  • Avoid “iron-free,” “wrinkle-free,” “stain resistant” or “permanent press”
  • Wash new clothes when you bring them home from the store
  • Bath skin after shopping that has come in contact with new fabrics

 Also note that mattresses, bed linens, pillows, carpeting, curtains, furniture, cars and other upholstered items, have been treated in a similar fashion and may pose a threat as well.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Restoring Peace

Restoring Peace

Many professionals in the field of mental health, education, and religion collaborate to insure safety and security in our neighborhoods.  We may never eliminate violence but we can lessen the frequency. Are we aware of the next person who may act out in violence? Will we notice that person? Will we help that person back away from the edge of snapping?  Peacemakers are called to do more than passively wait for the next person to draw their gun.  We are called to walk with people rejected by others. To address the wounded before they lash out and wound others. Be a peacemaker today.