WELCOME BACK SUMMER BEER

2020-08-01T07:57:01-04:00

Photo by Drew Beamer on Unsplash By Liz Crowe By now you probably realize (or you already knew) that I write these highly scintillating, oh-so-educational, boozy missives for the folks at Brick Mag a few weeks ahead of time. Under pre-March 2020 circumstances, this wouldn’t be a big deal. However, we are living in, as so many deep-pocketed corporations keep reminding us, “challenging times.” I mean, really guys? Maybe come up with something new? Anyways, as we are existing in these Extreme Quarantimes, when we don’t know from state to state what we can do with ourselves, much less what day of the week [...]

WELCOME BACK SUMMER BEER2020-08-01T07:57:01-04:00

PAY IT FORWARD WITH MASKS

2020-08-01T07:57:09-04:00

Photo by Uwa Iduozee By Catharina Schürenberg By now, we’re hopefully well aware that wearing a mask in public is necessary to slow and stop the spread of COVID-19. For a while, many of us hoped that the accessory would be obsolete after a few months spent in lockdown. However, as COVID cases in this country continue to rise at alarming rates, it’s clear that we’ll be wearing masks for some time to come. Not only does wearing a mask help to keep us safe, but it also protects those around us. Masks are a sign of respect.  Illustrations taped on [...]

PAY IT FORWARD WITH MASKS2020-08-01T07:57:09-04:00

THE UNUSUAL, MUSICAL, SENIOR LIVING GUY

2020-08-01T07:57:18-04:00

By Jen DeGregorio If you ever enter a crowded room where Dean Solden is present, you’ll surely remember it. He’s charismatic and energetic, contagiously full of life. If there’s a piano nearby, Dean will start playing a tune that sounds familiar to you, then interject with his own lyrics, creating a spoof on a current event.   Dean is also, interestingly, an expert on managing COVID-19 in assisted living facilities. When I first met Dean through his equally colorful wife, an internationally known therapist and author, I was surprised to learn that not only is he a professional musician, but he also [...]

THE UNUSUAL, MUSICAL, SENIOR LIVING GUY2020-08-01T07:57:18-04:00

LOOK YOUNGER LONGER

2020-08-01T07:57:25-04:00

Photo on Unsplash By Lisa Profera MD One year ago, I wrote an article for BRICK entitled “Feel Younger Longer” (August 2019). Feeling older than your stated age is a choice. In this article, I outlined various aspects of healthy living that can help you feel younger. Many of you who’ve been reading my articles over the past two-plus years know that I’m passionate about looking and feeling young. Fighting and defying the aging process starts on a cellular level, and it leads to more resilient tissues, organs, and organ systems. We can’t stop time, but perhaps we can mitigate and manage [...]

LOOK YOUNGER LONGER2020-08-01T07:57:25-04:00

SLOWING DOWN: A MINDFUL PRACTICE FOR LIVING AND GROWING

2020-08-01T07:57:31-04:00

Photo on Unsplash By Sharon Marie Lawlor Aging. We all do it every single day of our lives. Each precious moment turns a hand on the clock of time. Those early days feel like eternity, but the older we become, the more the days seem to warp. We start to jumble time. When we are first born, being alive a second day is literally twice as many days we’ve been alive. We’re constantly filled with new stimuli. We explore our surroundings and capabilities as we grow. It’s a whole new world to discover. Most kids are in the flow, feeling so [...]

SLOWING DOWN: A MINDFUL PRACTICE FOR LIVING AND GROWING2020-08-01T07:57:31-04:00

SECRETARY JOCELYN BENSON: ENSURING THAT EVERY VOICE IS HEARD

2020-08-01T07:57:38-04:00

Secretary Jocelyn Benson has held an impressive list of titles over the years: lawyer, dean, CEO, military wife, 25-time marathon runner (even completing one while eight months pregnant), mom, activist, author, and most recently, Michigan’s Secretary of State. After hearing more about her goals for this year, I felt energized and motivated to move forward in these uncertain times that 2020 has brought. I hope you will feel the same after reading her story. PROMOTING THE RIGHT TO VOTE 2020 has proved to be a year of uncertainty, challenge, and change. For many, it’s hard to know what’s going to happen [...]

SECRETARY JOCELYN BENSON: ENSURING THAT EVERY VOICE IS HEARD2020-08-01T07:57:38-04:00
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