Taking Charge of Your Health Through Mind-Body Connection

Taking Charge of Your Health Through Mind-Body Connection

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Denise Ervin RN, BSN, NC-BC Have you ever considered that your health is more than a physical condition? Have you ever had a headache and wondered what caused it? Are you a diabetic and ever had a hard time controlling your blood sugar during a stressful time in your life, even while making all the recommended food choices? Have you ever felt “hangry,” or irritable/bad-tempered/upset as a result of being hungry? Most of you will have answered yes to one or more of these questions. All of these physical conditions might be caused by stress, anxiety, tension in a personal or professional relationship, worry, or not feeling like you are good enough. These are all examples of the mind-body connection, a meaningful concept that has an impact on your physical…
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Spotlight: Nicole Monk-Murphy

Spotlight: Nicole Monk-Murphy

Lifestyle
Healing by Design By Martti Peeples Nicole Monk-Murphy comes from a long line of strong, devout women, including some who have dedicated their lives to helping others through their careers in the medical field. Nicole is the youngest of her parents’ children. Her mother, the late Bernice Monk, was like no other. Bernice taught and led by example, with love at the forefront of everything she did. At just 15 years old, Nicole joined her mother and two sisters, Erika and GiGi, at St. Joseph Nursing Home, working as a receptionist every weekend. Nicole worked her way up to Accounts Payable after nearly seven years at St. Joseph. In 2001, an event happened which would forever alter Nicole’s life. In August of that year, the family matriarch passed away from…
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I, Thou, and Homelessness

I, Thou, and Homelessness

Editorials, Homelessness, Inequity, Poverty
Delphia Simmons, Editor This Summer I was invited to give a Fall lecture about homelessness. I would be lecturing a group of about 30 active retirees somewhere in Oakland County. I sat with the invitation while gazing out the window from behind my desk with pen in hand. Requests such as these come from a desire for people to know more and to do more.  I’ve come to know that even compassionate, well-intentioned people need, and sometimes want, to challenge what they think they know about people who are living without shelter or housing.  The words “homeless and homelessness” evoke images, snapshots that prompt thoughts and confirm held beliefs.  Although we all want to help, I can never take for granted that we are on the page or that our words have the same meaning.…
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The Spirit Level: Exposing deeply rooted societal inequity and inequality

The Spirit Level: Exposing deeply rooted societal inequity and inequality

Books, Homelessness, Inequity, Poverty
‘The Spirit Level’ author and epidemiologist Richard Wilkinson: “We have to be very vigilant against all the ways that hate is built up” Richard Wilkinson’s work is dedicated to exposing deeply rooted societal inequality and to showing how much better off people are when living in a more equal society. With ‘The Spirit Level’, the book he co-authored with his colleague Kate Pickett, he brought the results of that work to a mass audience. Wilkinson told INSP about the growing problem of inequality and what street papers are doing to combat it. By Tony Inglis “I find this to be quite a daunting audience. I normally speak to academics and people who are more detached from the real world. But I think many people here know the practicalities of what…
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Melissa Love: Candle Maker by Day, Writer by Night

Melissa Love: Candle Maker by Day, Writer by Night

Books, Business, Enterprise, Life & Community, SLIDES, Uncategorized
Melissa Love is a multi-talented Detroit entrepreneur with three novels to her credit as well as her own candle business. A product of the Detroit public school system, she graduated from Northwestern High School. Soon after, she went on to further educate herself in the medical field. She is a surgical technician and has been in the field for a number of years. She has also worked for the prison system and has been in her current place of employment for 11 years. This proud mother of three grew up around Lee Place near Clairmount and Rosa Parks. Melissa has always loved reading, and after experiencing some urban fiction writing, she began writing her own novels. She describes her writing as “a way for me to be creative in telling…
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