Welcome wonderful women~ Conference registration is now open! We invite you to join us for the 15th anniversary celebration as we gather again in sisterhood—celebrating plants, the Earth, and one another. Be among the first to sign up! Registration is Open!
On June 22 and 23, 19 Appalachian Grown™ family farms will welcome visitors during ASAP’s highly anticipated annual Farm Tour. This fun and educational weekend offers the public a chance to experience firsthand how food is grown and raised in the mountains, sample farm-fresh products, and meet the community’s local producers.
Registration is Now Open!
Trek the Green River Gorge, Snorkel the Watauga River, Float the French Broad River and More!
Our MountainTrue Guided Adventures are a great way to explore the mountains and rivers of the Blue Ridge while learning from distinguished expert naturalists and celebrated local advocates.
Calling all community members. Do you have ideas about improving access to child care in Buncombe County? We want to hear from you. Buncombe County is facing a shortage of child care and is working to expand access to high quality, affordable child care and pre-k.
Buncombe County is launching a new Early Childhood Fund and plans to invest $3.6 million annually to improve outcomes for young children. Grants made through the fund will focus on access to quality early childhood care and education. This is your chance to talk with members of the funding committee and weigh in on what you think is most important.
Welcome to Girls on the Run! – a life-changing, non-profit program for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade. Our mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Click here to see our IMPACT STUDY
By Stephanie Pappas
For the first time ever, APA is releasing guidelines to help psychologists work with men and boys.
At first blush, this may seem unnecessary. For decades, psychology focused on men (particularly white men), to the exclusion of all others. And men still dominate professionally and politically: As of 2018, 95.2 percent of chief operating officers at Fortune 500 companies were men. According to a 2017 analysis by Fortune, in 16 of the top companies, 80 percent of all high-ranking executives were male. Meanwhile, the 115th Congress, which began in 2017, was 81 percent male.
In communities all over the world, circular recycling solutions provide a path to keeping plastic products out of our natural environments for good.
In the center of the Pacific Ocean, weighing more than 87,000 tons, is an amorphous vortex of trash known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. First discovered in the mid-1990s, it expands each year, collecting new pieces and particles. It’s just one striking example of how the world is experiencing a direct threat from excess consumer waste, demonstrating the urgent need for sustainable solutions. from The Washington Post January, 2019
by Larry Allen
An open letter to friends and family who are shocked to discover I’m a liberal… I’ve always been a liberal, but that doesn’t mean what a lot of you apparently think it does. Let’s break it down, shall we? Because quite frankly, I’m getting a little tired of being told what I believe and what I stand for. Spoiler alert: Not every liberal is the same, though the majority of liberals I know think along roughly these same lines:
1. I believe a country should take care of its weakest members. A country cannot call itself civilized when its children, disabled, sick, and elderly are neglected. Period.
By Jessica Glenza in the Guardian
The former United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon has denounced the United States’ healthcare system as politically and morally wrong, and urged American leaders to enact publicly financed healthcare as a “human right”.
From your kid’s light-up shoes to the cell phone in your pocket every day, environmental toxins abound. Recognizing and limiting exposure to lead, mercury, dioxins, and a whole host of other toxins can be daunting, and can also be met with skepticism and suspicion by mainstream society. Dr. Devra Davis has spent her entire career researching, writing, and speaking on the topic, and will visit Western NC June 22, with tips for both the individual and community at large.
The 2nd Annual Community Dig Day event will take place on the campus of the Swannanoa Valley Medical Center, 997 Old US Hwy 70 West in Black Mountain, NC on Saturday, May 25 from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. The event is organized and conducted by Bounty & Soul, a nonprofit wellness and hunger relief organization connecting people to food, education and each other.
by Paige Minemyer and offered in the Western Carolina Medical Society Community Pulse, March 2019
Progressive Democrats made headlines this week after unveiling a new “Medicare for all” plan. But what exactly does that moniker mean?
Well, it depends on who you ask.
The 3rd Annual Nasty Women & Bad Hombres Art Show benefitting Planned Parenthood South Atlantic is NEXT SATURDAY!
HOW DOES CERVICAL CANCER FORM?
Cervical cancer is caused by high risk types of HPV, the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. Almost half of American adults ages 18-59 have had a genital HPV infection. This doesn’t mean that everyone who has HPV will also contract cervical cancer. For younger women, their immune system is likely to clear up the infection on its own.
What we get from each moment depends on the attention we give it, and the quality of our experience reflects the quality of our awareness. –Roger Walsh Click here to continue
ASHEVILLE CITY SOURCE – Learn About Swannanoa Greenway at Winter Warmer Celebration of Asheville Greenway programs
Come learn about preliminary studies for the Swannanoa Greenway during a Winter Warmer Celebration of Asheville Greenway Programs.
Couples Therapy Can Help Partners CommunicateBy Howard M. Turney, Ph.D., MSW and Rebecca F. Ward, MSW, LCSW
By Howard M. Turney, Ph.D., MSW and Rebecca F. Ward, MSW, LCSW
Couples really benefit from therapy. Self-help books, TV, movies and commercials are all about relationships. We are a species that needs relationships; most of the happiest folks are those who have found good friendships as well as a close emotionally intimate relationship. This is a complicated union, and a marital relationship often needs help to guide it through developmental phases so it can progress to the warm, loving comfort of a good marriage.
By Libby Brooks in the Guardian
What can a man say to a woman on the street these days without fear of prosecution? Ever since campaigners and police forces started talking about treating the public harassment of women as a hate crime, there has been an equal and opposite push to defend some bloke’s right to … what exactly? Shout a catalogue of sexually explicit demands at a stranger while following her down a street at midnight? Exchange friendly observations about the state of the weather in a shop queue in daylight?
As with #MeToo, this is far less complicated than some would like us to imagine.
The Free Clinics invites our community to join our HealthWays team and help make Henderson and Polk Counties healthier places to live, work and play. HealthWays is a new pilot site of Microclinics International that improves community health by building on the premise that healthy living is contagious. HealthWays will create a local model of “viral health” building upon existing social networks of friends, families, neighbors, and colleagues and nurturing dynamic peer-to-peer learning and support.
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