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Are Bugs Bugging You?

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  Carli Abram is the owner and creative director of Pollynation Apothecary. By Carli Abram The dog days of summer are in full effect, and so are the mosquitoes which will continue through the fall.   It’s difficult to imagine what good can come from cohabitating with these annoying pests.…

From Police Officer to Holistic Healer: Meet Crystal Cliff

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By Eren Simpson Crystal Cliff is the owner of Phoenix Moon Acupuncture and Apothecary Crystal Cliff in Plaza Midwood and an award-winning female business owner, but her success didn’t happen overnight. Cliff grew up in a family of police officers and teachers, but from the age of six knew she wanted to do something in medicine.…

Can Your Cell Phone Make You Sick?

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By Kallan Louis Like many people, I wake up every morning to the melodic sounds of my smartphone alarm going off. The tune is called “Morning Scent” — how appropriate. After blindly hitting the snooze option for a couple of rounds, I grab the device from my nightstand, crack open my eyelids just enough to focus my vision and lower the brightness level so I can my view my calendar and messages.…

Too Much of a Good Thing… Children, Technology and Wellness  

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By Shavonda Bean There’s no escaping the age of technology, the ease it offers our lives and the access it provides to the world around us. With advancements in technology, we now have new approaches to health care and treatment, new modalities for learning and skill development, and tech has drastically changed the economic capacity of many industries.…

Six Vibrant Ways to Live a Healthier Life

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By Jimese Orange No matter what your age, you have the power to change many of the variables that influence how long you live, how energetic you are and how vital you feel in every stage of life. These six tips will have you well on your way to a life of more vibrancy, more joy and more satisfaction.…

Truth Frees Us to Heal (A Way to Stop the Pain)

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By Robin Joiner People are hurting. Everywhere. Every day. All day. In major ways, in minute ways…people are hurting. And what we all know for sure is hurt people do indeed hurt people. Up close and in person. Maybe it’s a nasty disposition or ugly words.…

The Stigma of Mental Illness: Breaking the Wall of Silence

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By Deborah Walker The stigma of mental illness–that is, letting others know you have a mental problem, often evokes feelings of shame, fear and isolation. Perhaps more than white Americans, African Americans see mental illness as a personal weakness and another indication that they are not worthy.…

Give Me Some Sugar

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By Elizabeth Colen Elizabeth Colen Before you go trick or treating in a couple of weeks, you need to know more about what sugar is doing to your body. We’ve all heard that too much sugar is bad for us, right?…

Time to trim! Here’s An Easy Recipe

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By Elizabeth Colen The trees are shedding their leaves and honestly it’s time for me to shed a little mass myself. Let’s follow the lead of Mother Nature and shed all the “extra” that we packed on this summer. I’ve really enjoyed all of the pool parties, bbq’s and backyard get-togethers with tons of friends, family and awesome food.…
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