Originally post updated by Armin Brott on February 07, 2016

Having a family and being in the military isn’t always an easy thing. Military life can be busy and hectic and having a spouse and children often makes even the most basic things even busier and more hectic. So...

August 19, 2016

                  On a beautiful day in March I went to a local golf course located in North Carolina. However, this golf outing involved both human and canine activity. A pack of Service Dogs and Service Dogs in training had the chance to get out while their handler p...

April 9, 2015

Procrastination: Fear's Ugly Stepchild!

Putting things off looks like a viable solution at the time that we try it, but it never works, not really. So why do people do it? To avoid conflict, change, fear of the unknown? There are many reasons people try this tactic but...

March 13, 2015

Review: “Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1”

Do you have any weapons inside your house besides yourself because you told me that you yourself

are a weapon?”

“Were you injured on active duty?”

“Can you agree to not use the knife in your hand? Can you make a safety plan with m...

September 3, 2014


I began to drink fresh wheatgrass juice 3-4 times a week after reading about all the wonderful benefits of this plant. Wheatgrass is believed to increase our general well-being, boost our immune system, get rid of toxins out of the body, heal scars, impr...

June 28, 2014


Although lemons and limes may not be what you would choose for an afternoon snack, they are considered powerhouses when bringing out the flavor of other foods. While both are available throughout the year, lemons are in the peak of their seaso...

June 15, 2014

Color Me Raw - Holistic Eye Care!

Eyes are the most important organ of the body. It is a complex and most sensory organ of our face. An eye looks very attractive and pretty with their shape and color. Our eyes are one of the most precious organs and our vision is one of...

June 5, 2013

Carrots Were White?

Did you know five hundred years ago most carrots were white? That’s what I said; white! It was said that carrots were first cultivated in Afghanistan in the 7th century, and they started with yellow flesh and a purple exterior. Purple, red, black, ye...

May 30, 2013


Spring is in the air and summer is right around the corner; if you are like me, I do not like eating heavy foods during the summer; it’s just too hot and I feel miserable! Okay, what can you consume and still get the overall health benefits? Chlorella...

May 29, 2013

Antioxidants in food

As a child and even now, I always enjoyed cooking. Wow, I have so many fond memories of family gatherings during the holidays or just because.

During the holidays I found myself in the kitchen helping my momma, Aunt Betty and my grandmother’s prepare...

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