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The Privilege of a Snow Day

It is a mix of snow and sleet paired with freezing temperatures...in the South. Our world is shut down. It is lovely. It is Saturday and we suddenly have a weekend without obligations.   An excuse to stay in sweats, work on small projects, actually talk to family, stay up late watching

Let us continue to do the good work

This seismic election has left our nation on a spectrum of emotions ranging from anger to jubilation and everywhere in-between. No matter where you might personally fall on the spectrum, let us continue to do the work that this coalition has set out to do together because you matter and

Black Mamas Matter

Black women and their babies have suffered centuries of injustice. Black women’s voices are co-opted, but not heard. Change must happen. Tweet Facts are facts, Black women living in the South face historic, ongoing challenges to their health and wellbeing. While we can argue that all women in the South could have

Take Two

Accepting messy and the need to apologize sometimes for inadvertent mistakes are better than silence. Tweet No matter how frustrating life was the day before, or how long the night, out of the dark each morning rays of light emerge. Dawn is a cosmic reset button. I’ve always loved the idea of

Mental Health – Let’s Raise Awareness & Eliminate Stigma

Throughout the country governors, mayors, and even the president are issuing proclamations recognizing May as National Mental Health Awareness Month. But raising awareness about mental health and connecting people to service needs to happen year round. For me, as the Communications Specialist at NAMI North Carolina (The National Alliance on Mental Illness),

Intervention or Prevention?

In my eyes as a Public Health MD, there is a fundamental difference between prevention and intervention.   I practice prevention if I proactively address an outcome that has been experienced by some, and I make a concerted effort to trace that condition up stream and work to find opportunities for

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