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Caregivers Get Fit - A motivational health and wellness blog sharing humor, wit, wisdom and support for caregivers who embrace a holistic healing vision

Written by Dr. Denise D'Angelo on . Posted in HEALTH, FITNESS, NUTRITION

 

A Return To Dignity

It was a beautiful day in September.  The trees were losing their leaves, and acorns, stones, broken twigs and pinecones were scattering in every direction underneath my feet.  And each step was bringing me closer and closer to a sacred, and yet familiar curiosity.  Many years had passed, all reflected in deeply hidden memories, some of which I would choose to forget. But nonetheless, there it was again,  all at once appearing  as flashing images and brightly colored passages bringing me back again to another gated, window barred, long term psychiatric facility. Continue reading

$14.6M Grant for East of Riverway Multimodal Project

Written by CityNews on . Posted in NEIGHBORHOODS & COMMUNITIES

The announcement that the City of Asheville won $14.6 million in federal funding for transportation improvements in and around the River Arts District and adjacent neighborhoods advances the hard work and planning that has gone into that area. The TIGER VI award was announced September 12 during a visit by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, who called the East of the Riverway Multimodal Network Project a “ladder of opportunity in the area.”

So She Did: The Female Mentor That Changed My Life

Written by Francesca and Womens Media Center on . Posted in WOMEN on the MOVE

I always expected that I’d spend my last summer before starting college binge-watching TV, eating pizza, and dealing with anxiety about my freshman year.  Instead, I ended up exploring my recent acquaintance with the feminist movement through an internship with So She Did, an organization related to women’s empowerment. I decided to join the organization because it seemed like the perfect opportunity to get a different perspective on feminism and my own ideas about empowerment. Sure enough, working there resulted in one of the best and most interesting summers of my life. Continue reading

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