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A Grandmother’s Plea

A Grandmother’s Plea

Written by: Alan Johnson Julie fears her grandson is lost, the victim of a mental health system that repeatedly failed him for years. Jacob, Julie’s 21-year-old grandson, has multiple mental health diagnoses, triggered in infancy when his mother abducted and took him...

Learn Something New

Learn Something New

“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.” Albert Einstein Have you ever felt like you are operating on autopilot? So often we establish our daily routines and find ourselves doing the same things over and over again, often...

The Importance of Staying Hydrated

The Importance of Staying Hydrated

“Drinking water is essential to a healthy lifestyle.” Stephen Curry We hear it all the time: drink more water! Sure, it does not have caffeine or sugar, but what is the big deal about this clear drink? According to experts, there is a lot of positives to drinking...

Women and Mental Health

Women and Mental Health

Happy Women’s History month! Since 1982, the United States has designated March as Women’s History month to annually acknowledge and celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women in addition to raising awareness about continued gender...

The Joy of Singing

The Joy of Singing

“I don’t sing because I’m happy, I’m happy because I sing” William James When is the last time you belted out your favorite tune? Singing, even when off-key, is one of the easiest and quickest ways to perform self-care. Scientists have found that singing can have a...

Healthy Communication

Healthy Communication

Perhaps one of the most well-known quotes in modern cinema is uttered in 1967’s Cool Hand Luke: what we've got here is failure to communicate. This classic line resonates with so many people because of the shared human experience of the struggle to not only...

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