My Friend Has Anxiety and Depression: Part 1

I recently interviewed a friend to talk about her experience with anxiety, depression, panic attacks, and anxiety attacks. I’ve known her for a couple of years, and I have seen first-hand what her anxiety and depression have looked like, as well as sitting through a panic attack with her. We reviewed some questions and answers... Continue Reading →

Promoting Peace by Supporting Fair Trade

Walking into Olive Branch Counseling Associates for the first time, my eyes were automatically drawn to a handful of brightly-colored textile weavings adorning the soft blue walls. Curiosity piqued, I followed my supervisor, and a trail of the technicolored hangings, through the door and down the hallway. I stepped into her office, and I knew... Continue Reading →

Chicago Celebration of World Fair Trade Day!

What: Fair Trade Sale to honor and celebrate World Fair Trade Day! When: Friday May 3rd from 10am - 8pm Where: Fourth Presbyterian Church - 126 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611 (across from The John Hancock Center) Many Fair Trade organizations will be represented, including Huaywasi, an organization near and dear to the Olive... Continue Reading →

Social Balance

Today more so than any other time in history, we are closer than ever before thanks to the Internet. However, this can be a blessings and a curse. While social media can connect us with awesome people with those we may have never met before or keep us connected to those we cherish, some of... Continue Reading →

Heart Healthy Foods

As we know, diet is a crucial part of not only our overall health but also for the health of our heart. Evidence suggests that we should maintain a diet of high fiber, lean protein, and whole grains while staying away from saturated fats, sugar, and salt. That being said, there are many foods that... Continue Reading →

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