Don’t Take Elderberry if You Have Thyroid Problems!

Seems like every time you turn around, someone is touting a new wellness cure. Recently, I’ve seen a lot of talk online about elderberry. People say that it super-charges your immunity. In the time of Coronavirus and when many places are still grappling with influenza, taking elderberry may seem like an easy way to ward [ keep reading ]

April, the Sweetest Month

April, purple flowers in snow

As an idealistic English major, I studied poet T.S. Eliot and his epic, “The Wasteland.” Reading “The Wasteland” was more an exercise in reading footnotes, utilizing a German dictionary, and seeing how much of Dante and Shakespeare we could recall. Most people recognize the famous first line, “April is the cruelest month . . .” [ keep reading ]

Consumer debt: Balances on credit cards set to hit near-record highs

consumer debt, girl holding credit card with laptop

At the end of 2019, Americans had racked up about $14 trillion in credit card debt. Let’s say that again with appropriate emphasis: FOURTEEN TRILLION DOLLARS! It’s an unfathomable figure, especially when you consider that the same tally was less than $1 trillion at the end of 2016. At the time, that single measly trillion [ keep reading ]

Quarantine: What’s it taught you about yourself?

quarantine, family dining together

This post comes to you during a national (global, really) crisis. We’re about three weeks or so into the COVID-19 prompted quarantine. Millions of people have had to learn to navigate their daily lives in ways much different from their typical routines. Whether you live alone or with a spouse and several children, you’ve no [ keep reading ]

Investing in startups may be trendy, but is it right for you?

investing in startups, dollar bills

The power of the small startup business is perhaps stronger than ever before. Many startups in Georgia owe their success to the backing of devoted investors who believe in their business models. While investing in a small business or fledgling startup can be quite rewarding, it is not without its risks. Startups generally have two [ keep reading ]

Immune system strength is the key to good health

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Kudos to millennials! Those born between 1981 and 1996 are said to be much more health conscious than previous generations. There are several reasons for this, including advanced technology that gives people instant access to information. Also, millennials work out a lot or at least consult personal fitness trainers and dieticians about their lifestyle and [ keep reading ]

Where Do Wedding Traditions Come From?

The world is on lockdown and events of all kinds are getting canceled or postponed. One group people that are particularly sad about life grinding to a halt are brides- and grooms-to-be. While most vendors are being kind enough to offer refunds, couples still have to deal with the disappointment of not getting to have [ keep reading ]

Homeschooling due to quarantine and not by choice?

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My heart goes out to all the moms who, by no choice of their own, have been suddenly thrust into the world of homeschooling due to COVID-19 quarantines. When mom and kids are not used to being together 24/7, an unexpected necessity to do so can be challenging on many levels. I remember when I [ keep reading ]

Praise and worship: Take me to church, at Sam’s Club

praise and worship, Bible

I know I was not alone in my sorrow this past week when I learned that the doors of churches across the nation were closing. At first, I felt as though jolted by a sudden shock of unbelief. What? No Mass? No, no, no. That can’t be true. That’s something from the days of the [ keep reading ]

Stop Talking About my Gray Hair!

I am not aging well. By that I don’t mean that my appearance is showing my age (not too much anyway). But rather, I am struggling to accept some of the changes that naturally come with getting older. My eyesight is getting worse (I just increased the font for this article on my computer so [ keep reading ]

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