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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.…

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.…

PTSD: What Happens When Violence Goes Viral

By Angela Lindsay The videos are graphic and chilling. For a stretch, it seemed that almost daily images of African Americans being injured and killed were captured on social media and broadcast across the news. With all of this violence regularly streaming directly into our collective consciousness, many African Americans are feeling increased levels of stress and anxiety.…

The Myths about Mental Illness

By Shavonda Bean  Extreme violence has become all too common in America. We are often inundated with news, graphic images and details of mass shootings, terrorism and the very personal and frequent violence that occurs in domestic situations.  In the process of making sense of tragedy, the question of mental illness is often introduced into the conversation.…