When people step foot into my funky home, one of the first things they ask is, "Where do you find all of this stuff?" After I tell them that most of what we own has been found at thrift stores, they then beg me to take them with me next time I go
10 Tips for Better Sleep After Brain Injury
Does it really matter if you get enough sleep? Yes! It may matter even more if you’re recovering from a brain injury as sleep disturbances are common. This makes it harder for those with a TBI to get the quantity and quality of sleep they need.Any brain injury — mild to severe — can lead to changes in sleep. These changes can affect you physically, mentally and emotionally. Deepening depression and anxiety, increased irritability, lack of energy, problems remembering things and a drop in one’s sense of well-being are some effects of troubled sleep.Making simple changes to your behavior and environment — sleep schedule, bedtime habits, daily lifestyle choices — can resolve some sleep problems. Defense…
How should Social Security define disability?
The program's failure to account for disability levels is a disservice to those whom it serves.
How Mental Health Conditions Are Dismissed By Family and Friends
Many times when people are feeling ill because of a medical condition, they are openly allowed to not feel well in the presence of others. It is usually expected and accepted that someone with a more...
Bridges & Barriers: How can Churches of Christ interact with other Christian groups?
We can’t avoid tough faith questions. Our responses often shape the way a lost and dying world sees Jesus — reflected through us. That’s how The Christian Chronicle introduced its ongoing, three-part series “Bridges & Barriers.” Part 1 focused on “Homosexuality and the church,” noting: As homosexuality gains increasing acceptance in America, Christians can’t escape …
How to Meal Prep for the Week on a Budget
Broke and starving? There's a fix for that. Next week, try budgeting and planning your meals so you can do pre-prep, thus saving valuable time.
Ann Curry learns a family secret on the PBS series, 'Finding Your Roots'
Journalist Ann Curry, who graduated from the University of Oregon, makes a dramatic discovery on "Finding Your Roots."
10 Thrift Store Shopping Secrets You Should Know
So, today we're going to talk about my favorite thing: thrift stores. As you know, I consider myself a true patron of the thrift, a master...
How To Turn Your Backyard into a Four-Season Farm
Turning your garden into a four-season farm is easier than you think.
10 Signs You Are a Victim of Gaslighting
“You’re crazy, that never happened.” “You’re too sensitive.” “You’re making things up” Are these phrases that you constantly hear from your partner that cause you to question yourself? If so, your partner might be using something called “gaslighting” — a form of emotional abuse that causes a victim to question their own feelings, instincts and sanity, …