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Clutter

Organizing the season: Three ways clutter is affecting your health

November 17, 2017 - Health + Wellness

By Susan Gardner Which sounds are prominent as you approach the holidays? The sounds of company as you welcome family and friends, or the sounds of silence amidst clutter and frustrated desires? Clear your way to schedule and pace your decorating, cooking and entertaining, whether…

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dear allie: praying away the gay?

October 13, 2017 - Articles, Columns, Dear Allie, Health + Wellness

PRAY FOR THEIR HAPPINESS, NOT AGAINST THEIR LGBT IDENTITY. by Sarah Rutledge Fischer Dear Allie, I’m writing because I’m concerned about my twin sister. We are high school freshmen living in a small Tennessee town. My sister is gay, and I’ve known that just about as long as there was anything…

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What’s In a Name

September 14, 2017 - Health + Wellness, Trans Focus, Uncategorized

What’s In a Name: An inside look at the process of a name change when you are transgender. by Jamie Lewis I changed my name recently. As it turns out, people struggle to take a woman named Jacob very seriously, so a choice was made….

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Embrace the Messies

September 13, 2017 - Articles, Columns, Health + Wellness, Mental Health, Uncategorized

by Susan Gardner, CPO-CD Behind the world of minimalism, organization, Ikeas, and Container Stores, lurks the world of messies. Messies can be out by the nature of their public desk and challenged time management while others remain hidden behind façades of orderliness or behind closed doors, known only…

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“it’s just who i am” : Introduction

September 11, 2017 - Articles, Columns, Health + Wellness, Journal

by Lauren Means “I’m genderqueer.” “I’m trans.” “I’m demisexual.” “I’m intersex.” A lot goes into determining one’s identity. Some people are assigned a sex at birth and it matches with their gender identity. Others are assigned a sex at birth and struggle with an internal…

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“Take a Minute, Change a Life”

September 10, 2017 - Articles, Health + Wellness, Mental Health, Suicide, Suicide Prevention

by Lauren Means Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. It is recognized on September 10th and this year marks the 15th anniversary of the initiative brought about by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO). According to…

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Out of the Darkness participants

CHOOSE YOUR HONOR BEADS AND WALK MUSIC ROW TO FIGHT SUICIDE

August 21, 2017 - Agency33, Articles, Events, Fund Raising, Health + Wellness, Joey Amato, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, LGBT Youth, Mental Health, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Out of the Darkness, Suicide, Suicide Prevention, Tennessee

NASHVILLE, TN – AUGUST 17, 2017 – More than 1200 people from throughout Middle TN will choose beads that represent their personal struggle with depression or the type of suicide loss they have experienced at the Nashville Music Row Out of the Darkness Community Walk. The walk begins at 8:00…

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Joey Suarez

LGBT Dance Musician Joey Suarez Overcomes Abuse and Celebrates Pride

August 18, 2017 - Agency33, Articles, Entertainment, Health + Wellness, Joey Amato, Joey Suarez, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, LGBT Youth, Music

Energetic. Dynamic. Electrifying. These are just a few words used to describe LGBT dance/pop musician Joey Suarez. A resident of San Antonio, Texas, Suarez spends most of his time juggling his multiple ventures which range from a brand new fashion line, Ravers Fantasy, to acting and…

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Bianca Page Day

Bianca Page Day 2017, Set for Aug. 26

August 17, 2017 - Articles, Bianca Page Day, Drag Queens, Entertainment, Food and Beverage, Health + Wellness, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, LGBT Youth, Music, Trax

Saturday, Aug. 26, will mark the 7th Annual Bianca Page Day (BPD) in Nashville, TN. Friends, loved ones and community members will gather at TRAX Bar beginning at 3pm to celebrate and remember the life and legacy of Nashville’s most beloved force of drag. “This…

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Dr. Tara Ralph

Come out to your doctors, it may save your life

July 18, 2017 - Columns, Health + Wellness

Feel empowered. Feel encouraged. Take control of your health. Come out to your providers, it may save your life. I guess I should start an article out about telling the truth to doctors, by first confessing that before I became a doctor, I did not always…

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