Lifestyle

Man talk: Unconditional love leads to wholeness
Lifestyle

Man talk: Unconditional love leads to wholeness

By Timothy Houston We are all flawed beings. No matter how hard we try, there will be times that we fail. The problem is that no one wants their failures to show. To get to wholeness, we need a covering for our faults and failure, and that covering is love. “Above all, love each other…

Different culture: Different parent participation
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Different culture: Different parent participation

By Gloria Freeman For decades, it has been generally agreed upon that parent participation in a child’s education is extremely important. According an article published by the Center for Public Education, “It may be one of the least controversial statements in American education: Parent involvement can make a difference in a child’s education. Two-thirds of…

Desert living…food desert that is
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Desert living…food desert that is

By Michelle Mitchum, MPH, and HHP A food desert, (as defined by Webster’s), is an urban area in which it is particularly difficult to get fresh food. This is usually due to the lack of grocery stores and farmers markets. Living in a city like New York, or any other major metropolitan area in the…

Organic food: Facts and fluff
Health, Lifestyle

Organic food: Facts and fluff

Written by: Michelle Mitchum, MPH, and HHP –  The organic food trend has exploded in popularity within the last 10 years, and the industry has grown exponentially. Organic food sales have increased from $1 billion in 1996 to $26 billion in 2016. The belief is that organic food, (foods free of additives, chemical pesticides, and…

Maintaining healthy eating habits while away from home
Lifestyle

Maintaining healthy eating habits while away from home

By Michelle Mitchum, The OrangeMoon – In this society, in order for any person to sustain their life, they must work, with many people working 40 or more hours per week. Actually, statistics suggest that the average person will work about 2,500 weeks in their life and about 10,000 hours before retirement. These statistics can…

Yummy summer, healthy treats
Lifestyle

Yummy summer, healthy treats

By Michelle Mitchum – Welcome to the summer of “Sweet 16,” (2016 that is). If you are anything like me, you have been working on your summer body all winter (sans the holidays), and the time is near for you to reveal your masterpiece to the world. You are ready to receive all of the…

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also
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For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also

By Timothy Houston “Location is everything!” This term has often been repeated in business conversations. Something as simple as the side of the street a business is located on can determine its traffic pattern, and this subtle difference could be the distinguishing factor between the success and failure of that business. In matters of the…

Ending the war of the emotions
Lifestyle

Ending the war of the emotions

By Timothy Houston The Black family is under attack and the emotional battle between men and women of all races is at an all time high. For our community to become better, we must be better. When men and women battle emotionally, everyone loses. To counter this, we need information that will help bring emotional…

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