How to Help a Friend Who Is Cutting (Self-Harm)

WHAT IS CUTTING? “Cutting” is the most popular choice of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) and is an enigma amongst teenagers. Self-injury behavior can also be in the form of bruising or burning the skin. Females are more inclined to engage in nonsuicidal self-injury than boys are. Typically, the cuts are located on the forearm/wrist area or... Continue Reading →

Seafood, but make it sustainable

       Writing this series on Fair Trade brands has been enlightening for me in a lot of ways. Hopefully, you readers share the same growing interest and excitement for social consciousness that I have been experiencing while reading up on the ways that Fair Trade Certified™ is making an effort to transform the global marketplace... Continue Reading →

Caregiver Burnout

Being a caregiver is a demanding job that can easily overtake your life. When loved ones become chronically ill, disabled, and or elderly, many of us step up to the task of providing needed care. If you are in this position, just as the name suggests, you are constantly in a state of giving your... Continue Reading →

Berry Good Antioxidant Smoothie

Berries are high in antioxidants and incorporating them into a smoothie is a terrific way to begin your day, while providing your body with the tools to fight free radicals. The smoothie recipe below incorporates ingredients that have antioxidant power. The prime sources of antioxidants are green, leafy vegetables. If you are new to eating... Continue Reading →

Essential Oils and Well-Being

For centuries, essential oils have been used for health, mood, appearance, and focus. And today, one does not need to seek out a hidden apothecary to purchase these oils. They are readily available at the local drugstore, specialty shops, and there are many companies on the internet that ship the plant oils; both local and... Continue Reading →

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