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Sun Shines Light on Good Health

Michelle Stewart

I have a confession to make-I take living in the Sunshine State for granted. I don't even think about the number of days that sun brightens my daily outlook. My reality check came after chatting with friends in the Midwest who were so pumped up that the sun was shining. A sunny day is more than a flash in the pan when it comes to good mental and nutritional health. Lack of sun has been shown to affect mood and can make you sad...



Charting a Course on the African Queen

Wayne and Judy Bayliff

As we travel, we check off places that are on our Bucket List. Being film buffs, many of the things on our list are related to movies we have seen over the years. We recently checked off another “to do” from our list by skippering the authentic “ African Queen ,” the boat made famous by Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn in the 1951 Academy Award Winning film of the same name. ..


How To Enjoy Heaven On Earth Now

Ngozi Nwoke

Have you ever imagined how it would be like if you can start living on earth as if you were in heaven? Heaven being a beautiful place is paved with gold and is a pain and sorrow free place; you have only joy and peace. Is it possible to have heaven on earth you may ask? I have good news for you- yes you can enjoy heaven on earth. This article aims at showing you how to enjoy heaven while you are on earth. And I heard a loud voice...



Staying Away From Drama May Simply Be An Excuse From The Truth

Susan Thom

The catch phrase for today is, "I don’t want the drama." We all deserve to live in peace, but reality knocks on our door everyday, and with it, often times comes drama. People have been escaping drama for years through alcohol, pills, drugs, and keeping to themselves. They can safely protect their emotions behind a wall of, "I don’t want to deal with the drama." They distance themselves from anyone who...


How To Make Your New Year's Resolutions Stick - Losing Weight and Improving Health

Lorraine Matthews-Antosiewicz

There's something about the New Year that evokes a renewed optimism when it comes to losing weight and improving health. Our desire and enthusiasm takes over and we are certain that our New Year's resolutions will totally work out this time. Never mind the fact that we abandoned last year's resolution by Valentine's Day. And the year before that (and the year before that) was no different. Sound familiar? But what if.




Ella Camp

There have been stories throughout time that have wanted to be told; and yet, the intolerant temper of the times did urge the storyteller to the couching safety of the metaphor, parable and fairytale; which we are now left to decipher through the glass darkly. In this certain time and place- a place as yet unknown to earthly human senses; in an instant before time was marked on this miniscule uncharted world in the furthest reaches..


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The Business of Medicine - Part 2

Marlin Woosley

My father was never one to go the doctor unless he was on the verge of being carried in. If anything, he would see the company nurse, in the factory where he worked, for ailments that most of us would consider reasons for routine doctor visits. He had a genuine distrust of doctors. His favorite saying was, “I have to live with my mistakes and they’re out there for everyone to see, but doctors bury theirs.” My...


Review: Take Back the Memory


Author: Augustine Sam Publisher: Melange Books LLC ISBN: 9781612359861 In award-winning poet, Augustine Sam 's debut novel Take Back The Memory, psychiatrist Paige Lyman reluctantly follows the advice of her daughter Diane, who thinks her mother is going mad, and seeks professional help from a psychoanalyst, Dr. Wilson. What follows is a series of psychoanalysis sessions wherein using free association Paige is...


Chocolate Pecan Pie with Bourbon Raspberries (serves 8) © Kevin Ashton 1992

kevin ashton

When I first created this recipe in America back in 1992 several well know magazines asked me for the recipe and I stoutly refused because my philosophy back then was if you liked that dish you would come to my restaurant. Pecan nuts are under used and thus pecans are usually still cheaper than Walnuts in the UK. A pecan, like the fruit of all other members of the hickory genus, is not truly a nut, but is technically a drupe, a...



Why Living in The Present Is NOT The Answer

Neil Killion

It seems that we are being flooded with the benefits of mindfulness meditation; almost constantly exhorted to 'live in the present moment' and not to dwell in 'the disappointments of the past' or 'worries about the future'. This has its roots in the Buddhist religion. Mindfulness meditation is underpinned by a rationale of communing with a universal consciousness, as Buddhists do not accept a creator...



Lesson Learned in Blood

Steve Kovacs

This article contains graphic content that may upset some readers. If you are bothered by graphic descriptions of blood and related content, you may not want to read further. I’ll never forget that early morning. I’ll never forget the deep soul-crying and utter feeling of devastation I witnessed. I was a young cop and learned a deep lesson that morning that I couldn’t have learned any better if I had attended.


It is all in the interpretation!

Iris Taub

Many of us are members of some sort of social media and I belong to Facebook and came across a very sad post from one of my friends. Here is my interpretation of this post and I commented with my thoughts about this particular post. Would love to hear some of your thoughts on it! "People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that's what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you...


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