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When You’re Sick, Be a Sick Person
by Brenda Shoshanna – New York City

We all strive to be better and better to live up to an ideal or image of how we should be, or what we want in the moment. When conditions change, and we cannot achieve our goals, we fight what is present. We reject the condition, demand things go our way. Not only do we […]

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Dream Your Life and Live it
by Karen Struck, RN – Los Angeles, CA

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So much has been written about living our lives to the fullest, but what does that really mean?  Mark Twain summarized it succinctly – “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did.” Let’s face it, life is a roller coaster. We all […]

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Happier, Healthier and Younger in Retirement
by Fred Sievert

We all understand and appreciate the need for sound financial planning during the years preceding retirement. Who among us hasn’t gone online to calculate our retirement “nest-egg” needs and then panicked because accumulating that much wealth seemed inconceivable; especially if we started the process at age 55 or later? While it’s critically important to solicit […]

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Opioid Industry is Crashing. Are Vaccines Next?
by John Gilmore – Long Beach, NY

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Recently, an Oklahoma court fined drug company Johnson & Johnson $572 million for their role in creating the opioid crisis. This is the first state court judgment, with many more certain to come, against a player in the opioid industry. Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman wrote the defendants, “engaged in false and misleading marketing […]

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How Your Body Changes When You Start Eating Vegetarian
by Rand McClain, D.O. – Santa Monica, CA

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People have various reasons for adopting any diet. The Vegetarian diet has various traits and benefits that can satisfy many reasons for adopting the diet. Whatever your reasons, going vegetarian (also referred to as vegan) is likely a welcome change. “Vegan” is typically reserved for strict adherence to eating nothing from animal sources. “Vegetarian” is […]

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Life is Not About Predictability by Jeanmarie Wilson – Ronkonkoma, NY

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We don’t like change. Yes, we pretend to and profess to “embrace change” or aspire to “create change”, yet in reality, we push it away with every fiber of our being. Gravitating to what is familiar, we find comfort in the expected and the conventional. Although we know the deal and have played out a […]

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USA: It is Time to Come Out of the Closet
You can’t fight for your rights and hide at the same time
An Editorial by John Gilmore, Executive Director, Autism Action Network

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It is time for our community to “come out of the closet.”  We can no longer hide behind religious and personal belief exemptions and hope to protect our children, or even ourselves. The global drug industry that produces vaccines is no longer willing to tolerate us. They want to force everyone to use their products, […]

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Understanding Death … Expansively
by Susan M. Hoskins

Most of us fear the great unknown we call death. We have no idea how or when we might exit, or what we can expect during our final years on Earth. Perhaps the greatest fear is that those we love will die before us, leaving us behind with our grief and pain. We view death […]

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An Editorial
by John Gilmore
Executive Director of the Autism Action Network

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Eighteen-years ago hijackers transformed two airliners into cruise missiles and crashed them into the World Trade Center. As we all know, thousands died. Anyone who is old enough to remember that day will never forget it. That morning I heard a report on the radio that a “light plane” had crashed into one of the […]

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Back-to-School Social Challenges for Children — and Parents
by Caroline Maguire, PCC, M.ED. – Concord, MA

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For a child who has struggled to make friends in school, the start of the new school year may carry the promise of a fresh start, but the dread of another tough year feeling left out looms even larger. The same goes for parents. We all hang on to the hope that things will somehow […]

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