Book Review: “Battles of a Bipolar Buddhist” by Kitty Richards

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“The story of my birth was a well-kept family secret. An autobiographical piece I once published struck my favorite aunt with the karmic relevance of my own beginnings. It was then she shared this secret with me. But long before …

 

Between a Rock and a Hard, Hard Place: (Mis)Understanding Mental Health

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| By Kitty Richards | In this month of Mental Health Awareness, let’s look at one of TV’s most lovable cartoon characters. He has all the signs of mental health challenges, yet one would never dream of slapping a diagnosis …

 

Ask the Experts: Supplements & Herbs

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| By Mike Rogers and Bill Cheek of Nature’s Vitamins & Herbs | Question: It is spring time and I want to lose some weight—what miracle supplements are there to take off 5-10 pounds?

 

Honoring Nature, Gathering Seeds, Building Community

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| By Kate Stockman | At eight years old, Lena Ruark-Eastes had a beloved pet rabbit. “Creating herbal cakes for her was how I started working with herbs,” she smiles in memory. Lena is the founder and director of Earth …

 

Asheville’s Cultural Scene for Locals and Tourists

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| By Dari Mullins | As a native who grew up in South Asheville during the 1970s and ‘80s, I have seen major changes. The boarded-up buildings on Biltmore Avenue have transformed into art museums, award-winning restaurants and music venues.

 

To Your Health: What’s The Big Deal About Bone Broth?

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| By Medea Galligan, MS Nutrition, CHHC, AADP | If the latest articles about bone broth being America’s newest health craze have left you bewildered as to why people are paying up to $10 for a cup of watered down …

 

Book Review: “Cotton in Augusta,” “Joy in the Morning” and “From Myra to Laura” A Trilogy by Shirley Proctor Twiss

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Through Myra Stuart MacTavish’s long and energetic life, Twiss’s trilogy explores women’s economic and social conditions in the decades spanning 1909 to the mid-1970s. As Myra progresses from the daughter of a sharecropper in Georgia to the wife of a …

 

Food For Thought: Does Lactose Intolerance Occur Naturally? Lactose needs Lactase!

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Do you have trouble digesting dairy products? Are you sensitive or intolerant to lactose? Or is it a more serious dairy allergy? I have sensitivity to lactose but not to dairy in general and was happy to discover that not …

 

Why I Visited All The National Parks Of The South

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| By Danny Bernstein | I grew up in Brooklyn. You know that one tree that grows in Brooklyn? I didn’t even live close to that tree. My husband, Lenny, grew up on Miami Beach, which at the time was …

 

Do You Have Enough Impact?

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| By Ursula Jorch, MSc, MEd | Do you want to make a profit in your business? Heck yeah! Every entrepreneur does, and you are no exception. Being successful in your business, though, is about more than just numbers, more …