Aphasia: What’s The Word Again?

By Knikkolette Church   What’s that word?   Like many people I know, my memory is not what it used to be, and the ability to choose that word – you know – the one on the tip of your tongue? Well – that’s been even more problematic. Recently, one of the memory problems many […]

Ingredient Labels- It Says What?

Ingredient Labels- It Says What?

By Tracy Madlener I can remember the first time I read an article about the health affects of high fructose corn syrup.  As soon as I finished reading the information, I went into the pantry and started checking the labels to see if I had any of that “unknown stuff” in my packaged foods.  Low […]

Living With Anxiety

Living With Anxiety

By Alicia Taylor I don’t look like anything special. No one would take notice of me walking down the street at all. I’m nondescript. That sums me up in a nutshell. However, I suffer from a silent illness that only my closest friends know I have. It’s a mental illness that I have battled most […]

GMOs- It’s What’s For Breakfast

GMOs- It’s What’s For Breakfast

By Tracy Madlener The other day my youngest asked me how much GMOs does a person eat on a daily basis.  A good conversation ensued and by the time we were done, I realized that people who don’t read labels or who are unfamiliar with GMOs eat GMOs with every single meal… every single day.  […]

The Importance Of Autism Awareness Through A Mother’s Eyes

The Importance Of Autism Awareness Through A Mother’s Eyes

By Alicia Taylor Autism has become such a buzzword today that it’s practically a household word. Words like Asperger’s syndrome slip off people’s tongues in casual conversation. In fact, so many people know it that many people don’t take it seriously anymore. I recently read a touching a news story about a girl who ordered […]

Let’s Talk About Sex

Let’s Talk About Sex

By: Nora Lee (Guest Columnist) Yes, you heard me right. Let’s talk about sex.  This is going to get a bit personal… I was a child of parents who never talked about sex. I was taught about menstrual cycles and the anatomically correct name for our bodies in school and from Judy Bloom. When I had […]

Don’t Be Ashamed Of Your Body – It Is Your Temple!

Don’t Be Ashamed Of Your Body – It Is Your Temple!

By: Grace Alexander (Guest Columnist) Recently we published an article about a female representative in the Michigan House being banned from the floor and prevented on voting on upcoming bills because she used the word “vagina” when talking about reproductive health. The men in the room accused her of being foulmouthed, saying that the word […]

Fibromyalgia And Me: Living With An Invisible Illness

Fibromyalgia And Me: Living With An Invisible Illness

By Knikkolette Church I didn’t start out feeling sick, my first symptom was a bad memory.  I couldn’t remember anything – the smallest things, the largest things – everything that used to be easy for me to remember was now slipping my mind.  I felt like I was going crazy!  This was almost ten years […]

Wake Up And Smell The GMOs

Wake Up And Smell The GMOs

By Tracy Madlener I am angry.  I can’t believe that I live in a country where the food I buy and give to my children is not trustworthy.  I am astounded that there are well known businesses in America that are using the citizens who live here in this country as their lab rats.  I […]

Teen Anxiety, Suicide And Creating A Better Tomorrow

Teen Anxiety, Suicide And Creating A Better Tomorrow

By: Nora Lee (Guest Columnist) TRIGGER WARNING: This content deals with an account of suicidal ideations and may be triggering to some people.   I am a mother of two. I am a wife. I am a sister, a daughter, a cousin and a friend. I am a survivor. I haven’t survived what some would […]