2018-12-19T17:31:17-04:00January 1st, 2019|Inspirational|

Photo by Jared Rice on Unsplash by Stella Orange Warning: This story contains violence, and may be hard for some to read. Consider skipping if you’re feeling tender or your emotional bucket is already full today. At 3:00 am on Friday night, the Philosopher and I woke up to someone screaming. I ran to the bedroom window, and looked outside to see a man beating a woman. I ran out the front door and yelled at the guy to stop. I yelled that I saw him and what he was doing. I yelled I was going to call the police. The man got in [...]


2018-12-31T00:14:10-04:00January 1st, 2019|Home|

Photo by Jonny Caspari on Unsplash by Tiffany Edison In the new year, my phone starts to ring off the hook without fail. I have come to anticipate these calls — I relish them! The reason I am inundated with pleas for assistance is largely due to what my clients describe as the ‘lack of cheer’ in their homes once the holiday season comes to an end. A frequent grievance I hear goes something like “We realized after we took down the decorations how ‘blah’ and ‘drab’ our home actually is.” Please don’t get me wrong, I love to decorate for the holidays as [...]


2018-12-29T19:45:57-04:00January 1st, 2019|Recipes|

Photo by Laura Mitulla on Unsplash by: Jillian Fraioli Our family has strong traditions, which results in cooking the same dishes every holiday season. We rejoice in this repetition. For most of our adult lives, we have been flung far and wide across the world. The food traditions in our family are what hold us tight in the arms of our loved ones and our ancestors. It’s what brings our heart, and sometimes our hardest memories, to the forefront to be held and cherished. But every January, without fail, this gal who can barely eat leftovers (that’s a topic for another day) starts to [...]


2018-12-29T20:01:55-04:00January 1st, 2019|Inspirational|

Photo by Leon Liu on Unsplash By Maria Sylvester, MSW, CPC The glorious new year is upon us, and with it comes that sweet, hopeful energy of new beginnings, fresh starts, and perhaps if we are lucky, dreams realized. A new year awakens us to, above all else, a sense of possibility. Maybe, just maybe, I can meet some of my heart’s deepest longings. Maybe, just maybe, what felt unsurmountable last year can be a challenge I accomplish this time around. A new year always brings whispers of hope. Whispers we must listen carefully to, and be prepared to honor and respect. In other [...]


2018-12-19T18:35:34-04:00January 1st, 2019|Ann Arbor Interest, Health|

by Lisa Profera MD The New Year is upon us, and you may be considering making a move toward better health. Many people are starting new diets or detoxing, joining gyms, or vowing to give up bad habits. As you know, by April over 50% of us fail to keep those resolutions. It might be time for something more definitive — time for a reset! Want a quick way to reboot your immune system and your digestive health? Consider colon hydrotherapy. Unlike the unpleasant “prep” for a colonoscopy, colon hydrotherapy is a safe and gentle way to clean out your large [...]

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