The Secret to Living a Minimalist Lifestyle – (Hint: It’s Not Just About the “Stuff”!)


Photo by Diana Simumpande on Unsplash By Bridget Baker In the past few years, we’ve become much more aware of our stuff — or, more specifically, the need to get rid of our stuff by decluttering and letting things go. Concepts like only keeping items that “spark joy,” or the notion that all of your physical possessions should “bring value” in your life, may have you in a frenzy of sorting, purging, and donating. You may think that if you could just pare down your belongings enough, then you’d BE enough. Well, what if it were never about the stuff? What if I told [...]

The Secret to Living a Minimalist Lifestyle – (Hint: It’s Not Just About the “Stuff”!)2019-01-28T11:32:00-05:00

A New Year’s Promise for Her Daughter


By Pat Pancioli On Tuesday afternoons, strollers and car seats line the halls of the one-story office building. Inside the conference room, mothers and their babies meet for the free MomShare drop-in group. They’ve come to connect, learn, and share at this program in the Women’s Center of Southeastern Michigan. Alice Liao, the Center’s Communications Coordinator, and her one-year old daughter join them. This is a place Alice never expected to be. Born in a country half a world away, where boys were prized over girls, she had many plans for her life, but being a parent was not among them. [...]

A New Year’s Promise for Her Daughter2019-02-01T12:18:19-05:00



City of Ypsilanti, MI Becomes Lifetime Licensee of the Film The National Association of African Americans in Human Resources brokers a deal for the city to take the unique step of being fully proactive in a comprehensive effort to improve relations between police and people of color YPSILANTI, MI (December 17, 2018) — Less than a year ago, the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR) Chairman Nat Alston signed an agreement for his organization to become a National Strategic Partner with the L.O.V.E. Is The Answer Movement, and moved quickly to license the film WALKING WHILE BLACK: L.O.V.E. [...]

WALKING WHILE BLACK: L.O.V.E. Is The Answer2019-03-14T17:59:50-04:00



Photo by Arjun Kapoor on Unsplash By Lisa Profera, MD  What’s new and exciting in the world of essential oils? Well, meet the new kid on the block, Yarrow/Pom. This new blend by doTERRA has everyone excited; it supports our internal and external health in so many wonderful ways. By combining essential oils derived from the flowers, leaves, and stems of yarrow with pomegranate seed extract, a powerful botanical “dynamic duo” has been created. Why is this so special? “Yarrow/Pom is an expertly crafted proprietary blend of Yarrow essential oil and cold-pressed Pomegranate seed oil designed to be your go-to for a true inside-out [...]


The Secret Ingredient Hangover Cure


Photo by Patrick Fore on Unsplash By Liz Crowe Once upon a time I used to be able to drink my body weight in cheap beer and booze, sleep a few hours, and wake up the next day ready to tackle the world. This was in a magical land called “College,” during which time I could also fast for twenty-four hours and drop a dress size. Ah…youth. In this land, all that was required after a particularly fun night of said cheap alcohol consumption was a liter of water and something with plenty of carbs to soak up the residual booze in my system [...]

The Secret Ingredient Hangover Cure2019-01-28T13:21:51-05:00

Dancing with Longings


Photo by Alexis Fauvet on Unsplash by Maria Sylvester, MSW, CPC “In the lover’s heart is a flute which plays the melody of longing.”  ~ Rumi  Here we are in February, the month that somehow got dedicated to love and the celebration of Valentine’s Day. For so many, though, this holiday brings with it a heightened sense of longing — an aching heart, you might say — for a lover, partner, or the bettering of a relationship one is already in. Often, longings such as these are equated with emotional pain, frustration, despair, or unrequited desires. Longings, of any kind really, can leave us [...]

Dancing with Longings2019-01-28T13:10:07-05:00
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