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Where We Live Matters. These Healthy Suggestions Work for All.

Posted May 4, 2015 by Migdalia Rivera

Last year I was invited to speak at a Wellness event in the Bronx. I was beyond excited! I knew the area well. In fact, I spent a good chunk of my formative years in the vicinity and had lots of fond memories living in the nearby tenements. What I didn’t like was the information [...]

Posted Under: Food!

What MOMentum Has Accomplished in 2015 (So Far!)!

Posted May 4, 2015 by Kristin

  Well, you’ve done it again. And this time, you even got everyone in the U.S. Senate to agree on something. Every. Single. Senator.  Yes, you heard that right! All members of the U.S. Senate actually agreed on something... and that something was the fact that pregnant workers shouldn't be discriminated against.* You’re unstoppable! In [...]

A Dangerous Trend: North Carolina Considers Weaker Gun Lawss

Posted May 4, 2015 by Anon

Growing evidence is proving what seems self-evident: Regulation of firearms saves lives. Stated another way, it’s becoming increasingly clear that looser gun regulations are associated with gun-related injuries and death. Unfortunately, some states--like my beloved state of North Carolina—are moving in a more dangerous direction each year. For the third year in a row, a [...]

Posted Under: gun safety

Why I unplugged on my busiest day ever

Posted May 4, 2015 by Renee Trudeau

Last Monday morning I returned to mountains of work having been off for a week with my family for spring break (when we go on vacation we generally go "off the grid"). In addition to hundreds of emails, phone messages and requests for my time, I received several big, timely work opportunities for consideration. By Tuesday [...]

7 reasons to choose love over fear

Posted May 4, 2015 by Renee Trudeau

After a sweet early morning Easter meditation yesterday, I left my husband asleep and headed downstairs to see my 13 year-old. Reading on the couch in his pajamas, he looked up and begged me for raspberries and blueberry waffles for breakfast. I was feeling loving and had the time and bandwidth for this, so I said, [...]

7 reasons I practice self-care

Posted May 4, 2015 by Renee Trudeau

I was recently at a dinner party and found myself in a corner with a heart surgeon discussing the concept of self-care. Like many in healthcare, she saw self-care as something you “should do” for your physical health (exercise, eat well, get enough sleep), but that’s where it ends. She became curious when I shared that [...]

Trading Health for Small Conveniences?

Posted May 1, 2015 by Arlene Blum

“Stain-resistant, Nonstick, Waterproof and Lethal” is how journalist Callie Lyons describes a highly fluorinated chemical called C8. When C8 was released into the air and water supply near processing plants in the mid-Ohio Valley, tens of thousands of people became seriously ill, with a range of health problems including cancer, liver malfunction, thyroid disruption, obesity, [...]

Posted Under: environmental health

The 10 Powerful Things We Learned From Baltimore Riots In Photos #BaltimoreRiots

Posted May 1, 2015 by Eva Smith

This blog post and accompanying photo collage originally appeared in Tech Life Magazine.  If you turned on the television and watched the evening news it appears that the entire community of Baltimore looks like a war zone. However, underneath all the Baltimore riots smoke, fires and unrest, there are people within the community who really [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy