Into the Unknown

2018-11-29T20:02:36-04:00

Woman on the Street by Stella Orange Of all the stories that have ever been told, there’s one that I love most of all. It’s a story I learned when I was in college, more than (gulp!) twenty years ago. It’s a story that I now teach in my writing workshops. It goes something like this: A woman is sitting at home on her couch. She’s got her comfy PJs on and a big bowl of popcorn (or pastry; take your pick). The curtains are drawn and the house is quiet. She picks up the remote control and turns on a [...]

Into the Unknown2018-11-29T20:02:36-04:00

THIS HOLIDAY, GIFT EXPERIENCES, NOT THINGS

2018-11-29T20:03:02-04:00

The true gift lies in what’s behind the “stuff” By Bridget Baker Across much of the world, we view the holiday season as “the most wonderful time of the year,” and a time full of “comfort and joy.” This focus on being “jolly” and “merry and bright” can go from a positive emotion to a feeling of pressure to give more, to celebrate more, and can hit on pains you never knew you had. How could a holiday time that’s supposed to be so “happy” start bringing up feelings of stress, lacking, and frustration? In the true spirit of giving, what [...]

THIS HOLIDAY, GIFT EXPERIENCES, NOT THINGS2018-11-29T20:03:02-04:00

Personal Journey Inspires Work as an Alzheimer’s Researcher

2018-11-29T20:03:41-04:00

By Dr. Sheria Robinson-Lane who devotes her career to helping African American caregivers Dr. Sheria Robinson-Lane is a respected gerontologist, a national lecturer and health educator, and a premier researcher, dedicated to improving the lives of African American seniors. Dr. Robinson-Lane focuses on how diverse elders age with chronic disease, a line of study she has been pursuing at the University of Michigan since 2011. Her goals are to use her findings to help reduce health disparities for minority older adults, and to make a difference for the family members who care for those individuals by looking into the factors that [...]

Personal Journey Inspires Work as an Alzheimer’s Researcher2018-11-29T20:03:41-04:00

HOLIDAY LOOKS: WORKING WINTER TRENDS

2018-11-29T20:03:57-04:00

By Angela Harrison Can you believe we’ve been talking all things fashion for a year now?! We’ve made it back to where it all began — the December holiday issue! Aside from this being a fab year at The Brick, we’ve got more important things to discuss, like our holiday looks. December is always busy, jam-packed with work parties, dinners with friends, fam time, — making it easy to succumb to the holiday-reds and other obvious seasonal choices. This winter fashion season is full of texture, color, and prints we don’t normally associate with holiday attire, which will set your looks [...]

HOLIDAY LOOKS: WORKING WINTER TRENDS2018-11-29T20:03:57-04:00

THE GIFT OF PRESENCE

2018-11-29T20:03:16-04:00

“Let others see their greatness by looking into your eyes.”  ~ Mollie Morti By Maria Sylvester ‘Tis the season of presents. For some, giving gifts is a delicious delight. For others, it is a nerve-racking, stress-filled challenge. Why not take the pressure out of this year’s holiday time? Gift-shopping need not have to throw you into overwhelm. Instead, simply consider nurturing all of your relationships with the gift of presence — your wonderful presence! How does one practice presence in relationships? First and foremost, you must appreciate your personal significance. Feel into this. Really recognize how much you matter to those [...]

THE GIFT OF PRESENCE2018-11-29T20:03:16-04:00

LOVE ACTUALLY – THE ABSENCE OF LOVE IN YOUR 40’S

2018-10-25T23:47:29-04:00

by Anna Wilking For anyone who has been single at an age when you’re “supposed” to be partnered, it can be a gut-wrenching time. After a sudden and terrible breakup with a (terrible) partner, who I was willing to hunker down with and squeeze out some babies, I suddenly found myself alone and heartbroken at the age of 38. I had been with my partner for several years and could have never foreseen the circumstances that led to my walking out (more on that later). Little did I know that I would be single for the next four years. Yes, I [...]

LOVE ACTUALLY – THE ABSENCE OF LOVE IN YOUR 40’S2018-10-25T23:47:29-04:00
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