GIVING YOUTH IN CRISIS A SAFE PLACE TO GROW

2019-07-01T12:25:40-04:00

By Kristen Domingue & Ozone House Photo by Leisa Thompson Ozone House helps homeless, runaway, and high-risk youth lead safe, healthy, and productive lives with emergency shelter, a crisis line, housing, job training, and other support services. Located in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, the organization is in the midst of constructing a new building to better serve our community. In our interview with Susan Allison, who has championed Ozone House’s efforts to build a new home and has served on the Board of Directors for eight years, it was clear how much Susan’s passion and vision for the future of youth [...]

GIVING YOUTH IN CRISIS A SAFE PLACE TO GROW2019-07-01T12:25:40-04:00

A BEER IN THE HAND: THE SUMMER EDITION

2019-07-01T10:01:16-04:00

Photo by Giovanna Gomes on Unsplash By Liz Crowe Welcome back to the semi-regular but ever-entertaining booze column with yours truly. As you might imagine, should you spend any mental energy on such things, I’m enjoying myself having these little chats with you about my perspective and preferences when it comes to alcoholic beverages. I have a bit of a unique angle on it, given my background as former brewery founder/owner turned wine and beer sales consultant. Plus my volunteer work as co-founder and current president of Fermenta, a non-profit dedicated to assisting women in the fermented food and beverages industries, [...]

A BEER IN THE HAND: THE SUMMER EDITION2019-07-01T10:01:16-04:00

ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES

2019-07-01T10:01:22-04:00

Photo by Leora Dowling on Unsplash By Tiffany Edison Have you ever taken refuge in your home—holed up for a day, or maybe even (*gasp*) a week? When I listen to the lyrics of Adele’s award-winning song “Rolling in the Deep,” it is easy for me to conjure up images of a tiny boat tossed about against a raging ocean (from the song: “The scars of your love they leave me breathless, I can't help feeling, we could have had it all”). In times of struggle, our home is often the singular place where we’re able to calm our frayed nerves [...]

ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES2019-07-01T10:01:22-04:00

ROLLING IN THE DEEP MUCK OF RESENTMENT—AND COMING AWAY CLEAN!

2019-07-01T10:01:29-04:00

Photo by Praveesh Palakeel on Unsplash By Maria Sylvester, MSW, CPC If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?  ~Rumi Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.  ~Rumi We have all been there. You’re fired up and furious, stuck in the muck—the deep muck of resentment. The bitter taste of it contaminates our ability to see straight or feel anything but restlessness and discontent. Rolling in the deep muck of resentment can be downright painful and haunting. It can feel depressing, with your capacity to feel joy seriously compromised. [...]

ROLLING IN THE DEEP MUCK OF RESENTMENT—AND COMING AWAY CLEAN!2019-07-01T10:01:29-04:00

IF YOU WANT TO SOAR HIGH, LEARN TO DIVE DEEP

2019-07-01T10:01:36-04:00

Photo by Noah Silliman on Unsplash By Gail Barker, B.A., C.P.C.C. “The higher you climb, the further you have to fall.” That quote is attributed to Malorie Blackman. I can’t recall when I first heard it, or within what context. The echo of it has often reverberated in my experience, however, particularly as I feel myself climbing metaphorical mountains that I’ve challenged myself to tackle. The higher I get, the more I hear a voice cautioning me: “Be careful! You might fall!” Sometimes that voice causes me to stop and turn back on my journey. Sometimes that voice is brushed aside [...]

IF YOU WANT TO SOAR HIGH, LEARN TO DIVE DEEP2019-07-01T10:01:36-04:00

TO TOP IT ALL OFF: SUMMER ‘19 ACCESSORY GUIDE

2019-07-01T10:01:42-04:00

Photo by Artem Beliaikin on Unsplash By Angie Harrison Summer is in full-swing, and the temps are keeping us in a full-sweat. While we crave this season all year long, it does take its toll on our wardrobe choices. Hot July temperatures don’t always allow us to outfit the way we’d like, and sometimes a top and bottom or a dress just doesn’t feel complete. Accessories are the easiest way to boost the glamor and color of any look, day or night. The accessories out now for summer are full of rich texture, bright neons and pops, shiny metals, and embellishment—the [...]

TO TOP IT ALL OFF: SUMMER ‘19 ACCESSORY GUIDE2019-07-01T10:01:42-04:00
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