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We need to redefine the concept of boundaries because they're not about drawing a line in the sand one day and everything changes.
With the upcoming holiday season and its related demands, let's talk about boundaries. Whether at work or home, boundaries begin inside you when you sense a need and decide to care for yourself. You know something’s got to give. You can’t keep doing life this way. But you might not know what needs to change. Or how to make it happen. Learning how to set boundaries is a basic life skill. Yet most of us were never taught how. Boundaries are not about taking drastic actions and ejecting people...
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Beth Anstandig
Tell U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer that we need a Senate vote NOW on banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines! The University of Virginia. Club Q in Colorado Springs. The Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia. That’s three horrific and heart-breaking mass shootings, one after the other in the space of days. We’re heartened that President Biden has said he was “going to try to get rid of assault weapons” during the upcoming lame-duck session, because military-style semi-...
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Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner
Today (Friday, Dec. 2) is the last day of early voting for the Georgia Runoff election. I thought about waiting until election day, but with three kids, there’s always a chance that something will come up and I didn’t want to take any chances on securing my vote. The first time I voted in a major election in Georgia, I voted early, too - ages ago, in college and it was halloween. I opted to change out of my halloween costume before getting in the long line of other early voters. This year was...
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Selina Maldonado
We have long known that air pollution has a detrimental effect on our physical health, but only recently have we begun to understand its profound impact on mental health. As environmental injustice and health equity continue to be issued in many parts of the world, women, and kids are often most at risk for experiencing the psychological effects of exposure to dirty air. Studies have shown that air pollution can cause depression among vulnerable populations. For example, pregnant women exposed...
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Rev. Dr. Dorthea Enrique Fondren
I was a homeless preteen for an amount of time that trauma won’t allow me to properly timestamp. For years I blamed my mother for her “bad decisions.” I had a hard time not examining myself as a spawn of irresponsibility. But, life experience has allowed me to reclassify this memory. My mother was not irresponsible. She was a vulnerable product of a failed system that sent her on a spiral of many more policy injustices. And this is how we found ourselves sharing a motel room, waiting out a...
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Leslie Rose
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Elections are over (mostly) and these next few weeks are critically important for immigrant families and preventing a new wave of family separation! Right now, we are expecting a court decision that will likely end DACA, (the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program) which provides legal status for Dreamers, people who were brought to this country as children, making it the only place they have ever called home. This decision would be devastating, not just to the 600,000+ people enrolled...
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Claudia Tristán
In August, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law, which placed a $35 cap on insulin for people 65 and over and on Medicare. [1] This is a great start! But thanks to Republican politicians doing the bidding of Big Pharma, millions of people with diabetes on private insurance will still have to pay substantially more for insulin—in many cases, more than they can afford.
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Tasmiha Khan
Open Enrollment for 2023 health coverage begins TODAY, November 1st! As we move into the tenth Open Enrollment season, marketplace coverage continues to provide affordable, comprehensive coverage for those in need of options. We are so grateful for the Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s continued benefit for our country. Make sure to head over to www.HealthCare.gov to learn more! What’s new this year? Our friends at Young Invincibles have the run-down: Expanded financial help continues. The American...
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Tasmiha Khan
On the radio show this week, we cover the power of our votes; #Election2022; how to fight back against anti-semitism; and how to run for office!
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