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A Time to Grieve

By Khloe Beaird

This year will be my second Christmas without my mom. My mom was a saint to say the least and she loved Christmas. My mom would spend weeks planning the day, preparing the food, and praying her four kids, two son-in-law’s, daughter-in-law and six grandchildren would be safe traveling home for her favorite holiday. My…

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Shopping

SHOPPING FOR SHOPPING SAKE!

By Rumaisa Rahman Khawaja

Tis the season to shop until you drop, right!? Oh wait, tis the season to shop online because of all of the amazing Cyber-sales, right!? Okay, okay…. Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, this is the season where you can find huge discounts and sales. I must say, as I was browsing online, I found…

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Sick Child

Natural Remedies for Your Sick Child

By Khloe Beaird

“Sometimes the best way to appreciate something is to be without it for a while.” –unknown   I used to only treat the symptom of my health issues, instead of looking at the cause. When my child got sick, then I would be more concerned about her health. Once she felt better, I wasn’t worried…

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Online Shopping

Mindful Online Shopping

By Sayed Shah

The evolution of the American holiday shopping craze has happened faster than our brains have developed. The additional growth and accessibility of online shopping since the turn of the 21st century creates an environment in which most human adults are likely to become impulsive and mindless with two extremely valuable resources: time and money. Impulsivity…

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Grocery Shopping

4 Money Saving Grocery Shopping Tips

By Khloe Beaird

“Waste not, want not.” This was a phrase my mom lived by and instilled in me as a child. Not only was I discouraged from being a wasteful person, but also to conserve our resources. In my adult years, I have become frugal and really enjoy finding second-hand items or a great sale. With the…

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Mindful Citizen

Mindful Citizen

By Sayed Shah

It is hard to look at the news and social media without seeing that the level of civility in our public discourse needs to be substantially elevated. How political leaders and other public figures speak in 2017 can be needlessly aggressive and intentionally incendiary. It is even more challenging to comment on any of it…

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Thanksgiving

8 TIPS TO AVOID THANKSGIVING EATING REGRET

By Khloe Beaird

My grandma used to make everyone go around the room and say what they were thankful for on Thanksgiving Day. I would often say, “the food” or “family.” It was one special day where we got to eat the best food, hang out with family, play games and just relax. In my opinion, enjoying food…

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Adult ADHD

What about ADHD?

By Sayed Shah

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a diagnosis based on symptoms and behaviors, not a communicable virus or infection. There is not a blood test or even one specific diagnostic tool utilized in an ADHD diagnosis, and yet there are currently 50 prescriptions available for ADHD “treatment.” The trouble with this skewed path, especially when children…

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Blood Pressure

Lowering Blood Pressure: Consider a Mindfulness Approach

By Sayed Shah

According to the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology’s 2017 Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Management of High Blood pressure in Adults published on November 13th, nearly half of all adults in the United States officially have high blood pressure![1] The new guidelines state hypertension as a reading of 130/80…

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