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Start Spring Fresh With this Healthy Kale, Apple and Pecan Salad My oldest brother loves to tell me how, before the kale craze, the largest single buyer of kale was a pizza chain – not for the pizza, but for the decorative green stuff that lined the salad bar!  I have no idea if this…

The skin is the largest organ in the body and consists of three primary layers.  Our skin plays a significant function in protecting us from the elements.  The skin can be a good indicator of something going wrong inside of us, and there we need to pay attention; especially if you have dark/black skin which doesn’t readily…

Developing the right habits can be challenging, however possible.  As a Life Coach, I often mentor youth and young adults and had one ask me the other day, “I am always late to wherever I go, and I don’t mean to, but no matter how I try, I am.  How can I improve?”  We sat…

April is National Minority Health Month.  It is an opportunity to advance health equity for all people of color, throughout the month.  However, did you know that this month is an offshoot of National Negro Health Week (1915) which was conceptualized and implemented by Booker T. Washington?  Booker T. Washington encouraged the African American community,…

March is colorectal cancer awareness month.  Despite vast improvements in our knowledge over the past four decades, colorectal cancer is still the second leading cause of death from cancer.  Colorectal cancer affects all racial groups and is most common after the fifth decade of life. Every year, close to 150,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal…

Red ties, red dresses and hats.  The pastoral processional and proclamation of the gospel—your body/his temple.  An old negro spiritual, Oh Freedom, sung by the choir who was directed by a University of Denver music professor.  Verses were added to this hymn, highlighting current day struggles given that this was Black History Month.  A few…

Need a date? How about three? In under five minutes? No, we’re not talking about matchmaking; we’re talking about smoothie-making. This smoothie recipe uses dates as a natural sweetener, which makes it a great choice when you want to satisfy your sweet tooth without the guilt. It’s also great when you need a speedy, filling…

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