June 2016

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All the content from the June 2016 “Y-Chromosome” issue!

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Ask the Experts: Anxiety and Sleep

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| By Mike Rogers and Bill Cheek of Nature’s Vitamins & Herbs | Question: My doctor has prescribed a drug called Xanax (Similar to Valium) for anxiety and sleep, but I’ve read that it is very addictive. Are there any …

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Pedal to Plate

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Madison County Farms to host first annual Pedal-to-Plate farm to table bicycle event.

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Buncombe County Literacy Council Volunteer Sue McAdams

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| By Lily Contorer | Sue was afraid of commitment. Retired and recently arrived in Asheville, she savored her freedom and wanted to keep her options open. She sought opportunities to volunteer, and the idea of helping an adult improve …

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Sidney Barnes and Aaron Price Talk Music

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It’s the Y Chromosome Issue! Yeah! Obviously, I’m an advocate for women artists, and everyone who knows me well knows that the opportunity to spotlight local female artists in this feature each month is one I treasure. Everyone who knows …

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The Healthy First Aid Kit – Be Prepared Lickety Split

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| By Dr. LuLu Shimek, ND | Spring has definitely sprung and everyone is heading outdoors to play and have fun. When heading outdoors I follow the Girl Scouts motto, “Be Prepared.” Nothing’s worse than having to head home early …

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Book Review: “Bearwallow: A Personal History of a Mountain Homeland” by Jeremy B. Jones

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Little did Jeremy B. Jones suspect that a kindly man, who stopped to help repair his car, would launch an odyssey by asking where he was from. When Jones indicated Henderson County, to the west, the man proclaimed, “Oh, so …

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There She Is, Miss America

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| By Bonnie Schell | Something about girls parading with only torsos covered and strutting in spike heels before an audience seemed ridiculous to me. Bathing suits were for swimming or sunning. It would have been more honest to judge …

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Poetry: The Hero

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| By Clark Kimball | The Hero overhears his own true tale but does not recall it.

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Food For Thought: Slow Food in A Fast Food World – Joyfully Create and Recreate All Week Long!

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I have long said that my whole life revolves around my next meal – my friends and family can attest to that. Really, it does for all of us, whether talking about basic survival or good health – we need …

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Empowering Women: The Peace Treaty

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| By Jeanne Crane | “Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.” –Dale Carnegie

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Voice for Compassion

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| By Brynda Bechtold | Maybe it’s because he stands so tall or it’s his smile and heartfelt warmth, or it might be his name that makes him so memorable. Rowdy. It makes you wonder, but Rowdy Keelor was named …

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Can You Hear Me Now? 5 Secrets Your GPS Can Teach You About Communication

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| By Meridith Elliott Powell | It is not a secret that successful people are often the best communicators. We have only to look at some of our greatest female and male leaders throughout history to see the power of …

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A Hero’s Journey of Healing

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| By Kristine Madera | Kevin Peer is a sacred storyteller, but not in the warm and fuzzy, Kumbaya sort of way. As a documentary filmmaker for National Geographic and the National Parks Service, Kevin’s films portrayed the archetypal forces …

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