VITAMIN D: THE STORY BEHIND OUR SKIN COLOR AND OVERALL HEALTH

2021-09-01T08:37:25-04:00

Photo by Garon Piceli By Alon Kahana, MD, PhD These are summer days in Michigan, and everyone is out and about, enjoying the sunshine. As a result of Michigan being a double peninsula, our skies are often overcast, even in summer. At our northern latitude, winters are long and sunny days are few. The consequence is that much of the year, we get little to no sun exposure. Unfortunately, this is associated with chronic vitamin D deficiency in much of Michigan’s population. In this month’s column, I’d like to share information about vitamin D and its role in our health. Vitamin [...]

VITAMIN D: THE STORY BEHIND OUR SKIN COLOR AND OVERALL HEALTH2021-09-01T08:37:25-04:00

LOCAL AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY: THE STORY OF CAROLYN QUARLLS AND REV. GUY BECKLEY

2021-09-01T08:37:30-04:00

Photo by Kenzie Kraft By Deborah Meadows In 1826, a young girl was born into slavery. Her name was Carolyn Quarlls, and she lived in St. Louis, Missouri. It’s been said that Carolyn was the daughter of her owner and was gifted to the owner’s sister, Carolyn’s aunt. Perhaps she was a wedding gift — a perfectly acceptable and frequent practice within families whose wealth was gained on the value of people such as Carolyn.  The only way Carolyn could be free was if she was granted freedom by her owner, but Carolyn had little control in that regard. Self-emancipation was [...]

LOCAL AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY: THE STORY OF CAROLYN QUARLLS AND REV. GUY BECKLEY2021-09-01T08:37:30-04:00

THREE IS TOO MANY: THE MARTINI AND ME

2021-09-01T08:37:36-04:00

Photo by Adita Saxena By Liz Crowe Of all the drinks in all the gin joints in all the world…there is nothing quite like the martini. What the martini is quite good at is getting you day-drink sloshed, but it is not for me to judge you, should you desire such a thing. Perhaps we have earned such liquid debauchery. Perhaps not. Regardless, it is, without a doubt, one of the most misunderstood forms of pure alcoholic content in a pretty glass I have yet conquered on our collective behalf. That is not a direct Ernest Hemmingway quote. It’s merely my [...]

THREE IS TOO MANY: THE MARTINI AND ME2021-09-01T08:37:36-04:00

THE MONKEY BAR MAGIC OF LETTING GO

2021-09-01T08:37:43-04:00

Photo by Anastasiya Vragova By Maria Sylvester, MSW, CPC Seek and release all that is in the way. ~Rumi Let’s jump right in with the big question: What’s in your way, dear friend, on your path to even greater evolution?  May this be your starting point of inquiry. Coach with me, and I’ll probably ask you this question, in some form or another, early on. This is because I believe we must release to evolve! To reveal even more of your unique essence, one must break free of unhelpful patterns, people, routines, thoughts, or feelings, and step into the full truth [...]

THE MONKEY BAR MAGIC OF LETTING GO2021-09-01T08:37:43-04:00

HOW MUSES ARE HEALING ME

2021-09-07T16:50:40-04:00

Photo by Joshua Woroniecki By Julie Mariouw I can hardly remember what it was like before they came. I just know that one day they showed up during a workshop I was teaching. It wasn’t a thunderous arrival. They were very quiet. They tiptoed in without me noticing. The change in atmosphere came first. I think my workshop members noticed it: the slightly different turn of my head, the adjustment of a knee. I wish I had filmed the workshop so I could have seen it. As it is, I didn’t notice the muses until after the workshop ended. It was [...]

HOW MUSES ARE HEALING ME2021-09-07T16:50:40-04:00

LETTING GO OF WOOING AND MAKING ROOM FOR INPUT

2021-09-01T08:37:53-04:00

Photo by Daria Shevtsova By Bonnie Oakes Charron Note to the reader:  The CliftonStrengths assessment measures the presence of a person’s talents in 34 general areas, referred to as "themes." These talents are the ways that individuals naturally think, feel, and behave — in essence, what they’re good at doing. An individual’s unique talent profile helps them direct their purpose towards their greatest performance. Strengths become the means to achieve their goals, whether they be career, personal, or relationship goals. The system was created under the leadership of educational psychologist Donald Clifton. Contact the author to learn more about CliftonStrengths and to learn how to [...]

LETTING GO OF WOOING AND MAKING ROOM FOR INPUT2021-09-01T08:37:53-04:00
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