RAISING THEIR VOICES FOR CHILDREN FIGHTING CANCER

2021-05-31T10:27:39-04:00

By Jen DeGregorio As the Director of Communications for the ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation, I talk frequently to parents whose lives have been shattered by pediatric cancer. Every single one of them can easily tell me about the last few normal moments before their lives were abruptly changed forever. For Andrew Kaczynski and his wife Rachel Ensign, it was this distinct feeling that life with their six-month-old baby, Francesca, lovingly known as Beans, was completely and utterly perfect. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky this past Labor Day weekend, and the new family was taking advantage of the sunshine with [...]

RAISING THEIR VOICES FOR CHILDREN FIGHTING CANCER2021-05-31T10:27:39-04:00

VIRGINIA IS FOR DRINKERS

2021-05-31T10:23:27-04:00

Photo by Dario Shhevtsova on Unsplash By Liz Crowe Hello and welcome to June! This month, I’d like to share a little junket I took — fully masked and socially distanced — to Charlottesville, Virginia.  Why Virginia, you ask? Well, his name is Cameron and he’s my first-born. He’s finishing up a pharmacy residency at the UVA hospital, and about to launch himself out into the world of adult-sized things, like student loan repayments and such, but also more fun things like job interviews. This is his second year in Charlottesville and he has spoken highly of it — in terms he knows [...]

VIRGINIA IS FOR DRINKERS2021-05-31T10:23:27-04:00

NOURISHING FAMILIES WITH CHEF ALLISON ANASTASIO

2021-05-31T11:01:14-04:00

Photo by GE Anderson By Marji Wisniewski I can’t tell you how many times over the last year I dreamed about a personal chef coming to my home and cooking healthy meals for me and my family. I, like many others, have felt the pandemic burnout in my kitchen this year. Chef Allison Anastasio, from Last Bite Chef, understands this and offers her families creative cuisine that she classifies as contemporary comfort food. In our time together, I learned that Chef Allison offers personal chef services with a fresh global-inspired menu every week and accessible online cooking classes. With the support [...]

NOURISHING FAMILIES WITH CHEF ALLISON ANASTASIO2021-05-31T11:01:14-04:00

INTRODUCING DELTA-8 THC, DELTA-9’S CHEMICAL COUSIN

2021-05-31T11:13:58-04:00

Photo on Pexels By Lisa Profera MD When the Farm Bill was passed in 2018, hemp became legal. Any cannabis plant/product which contained less than 0.3% THC was categorized as “hemp.” This opened up the market for CBD (as I explained in my article in the October 2019 issue of BRICK). The botanical (and arbitrary) designation of hemp by the federal government opened up more “legal loopholes,” so to speak, as products containing other non-THC cannabinoids such as CBN, CBC, and CBG are also becoming more popular on the market. Despite many individual states in the USA legalizing marijuana for medical [...]

INTRODUCING DELTA-8 THC, DELTA-9’S CHEMICAL COUSIN2021-05-31T11:13:58-04:00

WORK AND LIFE FOR WORKING MOMS

2021-05-31T11:06:38-04:00

Photo by Kimmi Batchelor By Melissa Matthews Last Friday, my boss asked me to stop by her office to check in before the weekend. Under normal circumstances, this would probably cause many of us to start mentally updating our resumes and planning to spend the weekend filling out unemployment papers. For me, though, I don’t work under what many of us have come to know as “normal circumstances;” I was honestly not worried at all.  It’s not uncommon for my boss, the owner of the company, to “check in” with her staff. She does this for many different reasons, but mostly [...]

WORK AND LIFE FOR WORKING MOMS2021-05-31T11:06:38-04:00

4 KEYS TO NOURISHING YOUR INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP

2021-05-31T11:17:43-04:00

Photo by Everton Vila on Unsplash By Maria Sylvester, MSW, CPC In anticipation of my wedding anniversary, it’s time for my annual deep-dive relationship reflection time. I’m still feeling the exhilaration of a second marriage — it’ll be six years with my beloved this July. I’m determined to continue bringing my best self to him — this sweet, caring husband of mine — in as many moments as possible.  With that intention in mind, I’ve made it a priority to regularly devote time to considering how to keep my marriage in tip-top form. Or, perhaps most importantly, to discovering how to keep myself [...]

4 KEYS TO NOURISHING YOUR INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP2021-05-31T11:17:43-04:00
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