Scared Straight: 48 Hours Inpatient Edition

48 hours isn’t a very long time. It’s 2 days. But 48 hours spent in the Eating Disorder Unit of a hospital doesn’t feel like 2 days. It feels like a lifetime. Now I know that people suffering from different mental illnesses have spent much longer than 2 days in the psychiatric ward or inpatient unit of a hospital. During…

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Bikram Yoga is My Therapy

By Kristen Galuardi Bikram yoga is known as one of the most, if not THE most challenging yoga practices of all. This practice is also known as “26 and 2” because it consists of 26 postures, each done twice throughout the series. But the 26 postures are not what makes this practice so challenging, it is the 95 to 100…

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Why You Should Be Eating More Colorful Foods

By Jonathan Glass Phytonutrients are substances found in plants that enhance their vitality and immunity, protecting them from UV radiation, bacteria and fungi, insects, and other negative environmental factors. These same phytonutrients provide similar protective and health promoting benefits to us when we eat them, which include antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, detoxifying, and immune-enhancing properties. Surprisingly, Plants contain more than one hundred…

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Jacqui on Voyage: Hanoi

By Jacqui Gray So, here’s a brief backstory: I met a guy in Thailand and he had to return to Vietnam. Messages and phone calls ensued, he asks me to come to Hanoi, so he could take me out and show me around. Absolutely! Three days later, clutching a hastily obtained visa, I am met at Hanoi airport by my…

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Opinion: What the World Needs Now

by Joanna Fanuko Let’s cut to the chase. The world needs a lot of things. Money. Power. Sex. With money, comes responsibility. With power, comes order. And finally, we should not forget that with the basic human need of sex, we also need love. That’s what the world needs more of right now. After a concert this week, I was…

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Family Separation & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

By Jessica J. Stern The conversations taking place around the world over the United States government separation of families is important. And whether you approve of this policy or not, the needless trauma being dished out will affect you. Our country will be punished for this policy— emotionally and financially, just as we are by our severely fractured foster care…

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