Wellness

The Need for Mental Health Access in a Time of Crisis

One in five American adults experience a mental illness or mental health condition each year, but wellness assistance is arguably more necessary now than it has been in some time, given anxieties of the pandemic and the nationwide civic unrest that has put longstanding issues of racism, injustice and inequality front and center.  Even before …

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The Rise of Urban Community Gardens and Why They Matter

Urban farming isn’t a new concept, but it has experienced a major resurgence in cities. Residents in urban centers throughout the U.S. have reclaimed abandoned spaces and turned them into community gardens. Detroit has been an epicenter of the movement to bring neighbors, organizations and community leaders together to grow and share food.  Detroit’s Urban …

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Finding Inspiration on the Long Trails—and Other Ways to Get Your Creative Groove On

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” —Jack London Igor Stravinsky did headstands to clear his mind and help him compose musical masterpieces. Agatha Christie took baths while munching on apples, surrounded by the fragrant cores as she dreamed up myriad murder mysteries. Japanese inventor Nakamatsu Yoshirō, who’s …

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