by: Richard Gardner, President of National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) of Berks County, PA I am an unmedicated bipolar 2 who has mixed episodes and can have ultra-rapid cycles. By the age of 35, I knew there was something different going on in my life. At that time I called it manic/depression. This was … Continue reading Insights in Mental Illness
By: Rachel Romig In early 2017 the annual Women2Women Spring Expo here in Reading, PA showed the video of their interview with the family of Katherine Johnson, the mathematician behind NASA and of “Hidden Figures” fame. The focus was Katherine’s amazing accomplishments during a time that not only didn’t recognize women as higher figures in … Continue reading Women2Women Youth Summer Reading Program – The Inaugural Year
By: Allison Witmer, B.S. in Nutritional Sciences from The Pennsylvania State University Submitted by Redner’s Markets Keeping with the trend, avocados popularity continues to grow. They can be seen anywhere: toast, salads, sandwich toppings, dressings, smoothies, mousses – the list goes on and on! Even as culinary creations continue to evolve, the time-tested favorite way … Continue reading Let’s Guac About It
by: Crystal Kulpcavage, MBA, CPC, ELI-MP, RM Although I was afraid to admit it to myself or anyone else, I was in a dark and heavy place. The stress had built up over the years, my mind owned me, and no matter what I tried, few aspects of my life were what I wanted them … Continue reading What It Really Means To Heal
Submitted by Jessica Norris Pham, RD Recipe From Living Sweet Moments Gluten-free, vegan, healthy, and better than salsa! To make it healthier, add chunks of avocado too! Produce: 1 can black beans 1 can black-eyed peas ¼ cup cilantro 1 cup corn ½ English cucumber 1 garlic clove 2 green onions 1 jalapeno pepper Freshly … Continue reading Texas Caviar Dip
By: Dr. Barton Smith, MD Preface: by Dr. Aparna Mele Why save farmland? Quite simply, without local farms, there is no local food. So by protecting the nation’s best farm and ranch land, we can improve the economic viability of agriculture, and by promoting community and small family farms, we can protect local food systems. … Continue reading Adopt An Acre
by: Rachael Romig My husband and I recently bought a house and while it was beautiful and in great condition there were things that we wanted to update and change to make it our own. Being a new homeowner I went in on my first day with my lists of things to do, things to … Continue reading Getting Creative at Home; The Benefits Outweigh the Stress!
Freedom enables us to make choices. We often take this granted. Of course, freedom means many different things. Freedom means feeling less bogged down and less burdened. Having the time to focus on a new hobby, to focus on developing good health, and to focus on building relationships. Freedom means not being bound to current … Continue reading The Importance of Finding Freedom in a Fast-Paced Modern World
Summer is here in full swing, and with the warmer weather and blue skies, people love to take their workouts outside. The major question that arises, can we burn more calories outdoors? The answer to that question is, yes. In this article, we shall dive into what and how is the best way to burn … Continue reading Do you burn more calories outdoors?
by: Allison Witmer, B.S. in Nutritional Sciences from The Pennsylvania State University With warm weather finally upon us, we’re using any excuse we can to get outside, including while making dinner. Sure, your grill is great for classics like hamburgers and hot dogs, but it’s time to step it up! Try grilling these items for an … Continue reading 5 Unexpected Things You Should be Grilling