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Sheri Gelvar – An Everyday Mother Becomes an Inspiration to us all after her Son’s Diagnosis with Crohn’s Disease

Posted by on Dec 1, 2013 in Inspirational | Comments Off on Sheri Gelvar – An Everyday Mother Becomes an Inspiration to us all after her Son’s Diagnosis with Crohn’s Disease

Sheri Gelvar, an event planner, and mother to her precious son Jake, never knew that she would be caring for a child diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, a debilitating illness that causes persistent diarrhea, rectal bleeding, cramps, pain and constipation. The emotional pain of seeing her son suffer gave her the motivation to fight for change and bring awareness to the cause. Sheri is an inspiration to us all, volunteering as much as she can to help her son and...

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The Benefits of Massage

Posted by on Dec 1, 2013 in Wellness | Comments Off on The Benefits of Massage

What is massage? The most common answer is that massage is a luxury reserved only for special occasions or when the body is in crisis. While this may be true massage is a way to relax and to heal, a holistic treatment that has therapeutic benefits for the mind, body and spirit. By releasing endorphins and increasing circulation, frequent massage can help reduce stress and offer relief from problematic symptoms that cause aches and pains in the body. There...

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Variety: Spice of Life or Cause of Overeating (or both!)?

Posted by on Nov 27, 2013 in Wellness | Comments Off on Variety: Spice of Life or Cause of Overeating (or both!)?

Imagine this scenario: You walk in to the kitchen in your workplace after just eating a healthy and tasty lunch, and surprise! There is a tray with home-baked chocolate chip cookies brought in by a co-worker who is a fantastic baker. How many cookies will you take? Now imagine this scenario: You walk into that same kitchen after the same lunch, and hot dang! There are a couple trays: One has chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies and pumpkin...

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How to Get Organized for the Holidays

Posted by on Nov 23, 2013 in Home, More | Comments Off on How to Get Organized for the Holidays

Getting organized for the holidays may sound simple enough.  After all, the holiday season comes around at the same time every year.  We know it’s coming, and we generally have the same things to do – shopping for gifts, decorating, wrapping gifts, etc.  However, knowing this and following through without a mad rush at the end is not always easy. Holiday planning and preparation can be a bit chaotic, but in some ways, most us of rather enjoy it. ...

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Building a Strong Defense and Immune System for a Healthy Winter

Posted by on Nov 22, 2013 in Wellness | Comments Off on Building a Strong Defense and Immune System for a Healthy Winter

Imagine an army that collectively prepares for battle with the finest machinery, and manpower, or a soccer team that intentionally goes after the best players in their countries to win the World Cup, or a racehorse whose trainer prepares this fine athlete with the best food, riders and horsemanship to win the Kentucky Derby.  All these scenarios are meaningful, crafted decisions to be at the height and pinnacle for success.              We too, with our remarkable and resilient bodies,...

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Spotlight Volunteer Vivian Fenton of the Baltimore Cash Campaign

Posted by on Nov 10, 2013 in Giving, Local | Comments Off on Spotlight Volunteer Vivian Fenton of the Baltimore Cash Campaign

Since 2009 Vivian Fenton has been a volunteer with the Baltimore CASH-Creating Assets, Savings & Hope-Campaign a nonprofit dedicated to providing free tax preparation and financial services to low income families in Baltimore. Each year, Baltimore CASH recruits, trains and IRS certifies hundreds of volunteers like Vivian to provide free tax preparation and savings opportunities for thousands of Baltimore families. In 2013, CASH Campaign volunteers provided free tax preparation to over 8,000 families in the Baltimore metro region and...

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Laura and James Tie the Knot

Posted by on Nov 10, 2013 in Local, Weddings | Comments Off on Laura and James Tie the Knot

Laura was born in Georgia, but raised in Frederick Maryland. She completed her undergraduate degree at Virginia Tech and then moved back to Maryland to work on her masters degree and took a job as mental health therapist to “at risk” youth in Hagerstown. James was born in Virginia but spent most of his life in Massachusetts. He completed his undergraduate degree and played on the baseball team at Husson University. Once he graduated, he moved back to Virginia...

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The Women’s Growth Center

Posted by on Nov 10, 2013 in Local, Wellness | Comments Off on The Women’s Growth Center

The Women’s Growth Center, founded in 1972, offers individual, couple, family, and group therapy to adults and teens. Located in a warm and welcoming space at 5209 York Road, our feminist collective of therapists takes pride in our 41 year legacy of serving any person interested in personal growth and change. Here, our therapists share their insights about the work of the Growth Center.   What issues and problems are appropriate for therapy? Is therapy limited to addressing illness...

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Hello Diva! – The 21st Century Woman

Posted by on Nov 10, 2013 in More | Comments Off on Hello Diva! – The 21st Century Woman

Today’s women are over achievers, we are conquers. We are victorious and fearless. We are mothers, daughters, and wives. We are youthful and spunky, vivaciously aged, and beautiful. We are smart, intelligent, outspoken, and just as opinionated as our male counterparts. We have a voice in the America today. We are the CEO’s of some of today’s largest corporations, and some of the most successful and powerful entrepreneurs. We are multi-dementional, talented, sexy and courageous. We are the women...

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Grow a Better Complexion from the Inside Out

Posted by on Nov 10, 2013 in Beauty | Comments Off on Grow a Better Complexion from the Inside Out

Everybody wants to look younger. The parade of new & improved high-tech skincare formulas for those of us on the other side of middle age continues. Even ‘twenty-somethings’ are now getting botox, collagen injections and dermabrasion, in an attempt to look younger than they are. It’s a booming industry. Nothing against all that – it’s a huge self-esteem boost to look your best. But there are easy things anyone can do to look younger and fresher, while being gentle...

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Transform Your Health, Transform Yourself – Part III

Posted by on Nov 10, 2013 in Wellness | Comments Off on Transform Your Health, Transform Yourself – Part III

In the ‘Art of Becoming’ there are invisible forces which we run up against and don’t recognize them as limiting or empowering until we take a closer look.  Honesty with ourselves is always necessary in this process of transformation and Invisible Force #2; The Ring of Responsibility, is no different.  Thoughts, Feelings, Actions: Now, if you were to write down these three words and draw a circle around them we could call this our personal ring of responsibility.  Someone...

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Bra Fitting Tips from Necessary Secrets

Posted by on Nov 10, 2013 in Fashion | Comments Off on Bra Fitting Tips from Necessary Secrets

As 8 out of 10 women wear the wrong sized bra, Necessary Secrets fit consultants answer the pleas of many women like you who need help navigating intimate apparel.  The fit specialists identify your proper bra size, and take into consideration your body type, wardrobe and lifestyle.  Take advice from a Fit Specialist – they are passionate about helping women find the right bra size. Eighty percent of women wear the incorrect size bra. All women need to get...

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