Dancing With A Community
Nov20

Dancing With A Community

On Thursday nights, the quietness of the Flint Hill Baptist Church hallways, located in Bessemer, is replaced with the sounds of upbeat rhythms and the stomping feet of excited women. The group of women, usually 15 at a time, are gathered in the cafeteria for Audra McCartney’s cardio dance class. “My class is fun, fast, and upbeat,” McCartney said. McCartney has been teaching the class since 2012. When she first started the class she...

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The benefits of Acai
Feb10

The benefits of Acai

The acai palm tree is native to tropical Central and South America and produces a reddish-purple berry. Acai berry products have become popular in the United States, click where they have been marketed for their weight-loss and anti-aging purposes, look but there is no definitive scientific evidence to support these claims. Acai berry products are available as juices, powders, tablets, and capsules. While there are no definitive...

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Fallow Times

It is easy to talk about abundance. After all, that is what we all want, but fallow times are the ones we often want to forget or rush through. The dictionary defines fallow as inactive, but as one who attempts to live and work as a creative force, fallow can become depressive. When fallow times knock on our door, we often wonder if we did something wrong, if we upset the apple cart, or if we could have done it all better....

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Equal Access Birmingham: Providing Healthcare to Those in Need
Aug14

Equal Access Birmingham: Providing Healthcare to Those in Need

On Sundays, here it would be reasonable to find students relaxing, studying, and preparing for the week. However, for some UAB School of Medicine students, in addition to attendees of various local graduate programs including dental, public health, and pharmacy schools, these days are spent working with Equal Access Birmingham (EAB). Located at the Church of the Reconciler, these students provide free medical services ranging from...

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Circle
Jul30

Circle

It is easy to worry … about your family, nurse your friends, online the world in general. Sometimes the hardest part of life is to let go and trust that it will all work out … and it will … one way or another. I think we all want to buffer those we love from pain, harm and life’s rough spots, but we can’t. We all have to walk our own path, live and die by our choices and accept responsibility for what we do. The circle of life...

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Be Your Own Advocate
Mar26

Be Your Own Advocate

Have you ever been to the doctor, only to leave more stressed than you arrived? Maybe you didn’t remember to ask a question, or maybe you didn’t understand the “language” your doctor so often speaks. Many patients leave an appointment feeling unsure about their health plan. I know this because my son has two rare conditions, both of which regularly require me to teach his doctors about his condition. How can I feel my son...

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Motivational Mom: Achieve Your Goals in 2015!
Jan31

Motivational Mom: Achieve Your Goals in 2015!

by Stephanie Crisp Cook Did you make a New Year’s resolution for your health and fitness this year? Are you still keeping it and making progress toward your goals? So often, store we make goals and have the best intentions to make them happen, illness but somewhere along the way they get lost and we forget why they were so important in the first place. We get back into our busy lives and those thoughts of working out and eating...

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