loneliness

Join us for a free webinar on the important topic of Loneliness

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connections health and healing

My niece had asked me to become her so-called doula. By the
time I arrived at the hospital, the new addition to the family had arrived
already. The baby had come four weeks early, but the nurses were ready,
preparing her for the new world. The newborn was hungry; so they fed her as my
niece gradually recovered from the anesthesia. But once awakened, they were
adamant that my niece hold her baby and make the “skin-to-skin” connection—the
bonding process. The newborn needed connection and love to feel safe in the
cold, sterile room outside the warm womb that had incuba…

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road with trees

Imagine. You’re taking a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway
cocooned by a forestry of trees, soothed by the cool mountain air and serenaded
by Ella Fitzgerald’s “Summertime and the living is easy.”  Well, maybe, you don’t have to imagine. Why
not actually take a road trip where you can move at your own pace and savor the
beauty of nature? But not just any road trip—the best road trip routes in the
United States!

The verdict is out! According to Geotab research, they have the scoop on the top 50 routes. Here are the top 10 scored out of 100:

Geotab Resea…

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domestic gardening

It’s springtime and that means “God’s Gym” is open for business!

God’s Gym is the best outdoor fitness center offering adults 55 and older a variety of low-impact to moderate-impact exercises to keep you in shape and give you the opportunity to get some much-needed fresh air and vitamin D-rich sunshine after months of hibernating.

God’s Gym is the place where “bodies are strengthened through gardening. Minds are refreshed through gardening’s therapeutic benefit of connecting with nature. Spirits are renewed through the quiet sanctuary of the garden.”…

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You will surely enjoy viewing this video as you hear Rosita Johnson tell about her decades of service to help South Africans and their struggle of apartheid– all while juggling full-time work as a Philadelphia teacher, serving as a delegate to the American Federation of Teachers and raising a family.

Learn how she co-founded Friends of SOMAFCO. After that, hear how she led and worked alongside groups of volunteers as they rolled up their sleeves to make a difference.  For example, the 1995-1996 “Booking it from Philadelphia to Soweto” project resulted in the organizati…

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