Do you have a happy brain? Mine has had its ups and downs, but just hearing that the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) annual meeting last month included a workshop called “Prescription Brain Food” boosted my happiness. And in an apt play on words, speaker Drew Ramsey, MD, said, “It’s time to send your patients to
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From its picturesque location at the end of Washington’s State Route 532, things are looking good at Camano Island Coffee Roasters (CICR). Founded in 1999 by Jeff Ericson and his nephew Dan, it all started with a one-pound roaster in a barn.
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Starting over can mean different things to different people, depending on the nature of the change. It often entails a journey: physical, emotional or both. For a group of Somali Bantu refugees who have settled in the South King County part of Washington, it has been nothing less than an odyssey.
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Whenever I eat a mango, no matter where I am or from which country the mango came, I think of Africa. It is still my favorite fruit.
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Hombres de maíz. Men of corn. More than just a description, it’s the basis of the Mayan belief system. Popol Vuh, the Mayan’s eight hundred year-old narrative of creation, teaches just that: humankind is created from corn.
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