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Dining Out For Life Kicks Off Tuesday, April 17!

April 14, 2018 - Dining Out for Life, Events, Food and Beverage, Fund Raising, Health + Wellness, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Nashville Cares, Tennessee

Nashville, TN – Considered one of Nashville’s most fun and interactive events, the 16th annual Nashville Dining Out For Life event is Tuesday, April 17, 2018. This year, more than 20,000 diners are expected to dine at more than 60 restaurants throughout the greater Nashville area to raise an…

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Goat Yoga

A little bit of goat yoga will get you through

March 16, 2018 - Health + Wellness, LGBT Community

by Selena J. Haynes  |  photo by H. N. James What does Minnie Pearl, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Willie Nelson, Tanya Tucker, and Harvey Milk have in common? They’re all goats! No kidding here! They’re all part of Shenanigoats where they rent…

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Bisexual Resource Center Celebrates 5th Annual Bisexual Health Awareness Month in March

March 4, 2018 - Health + Wellness, LGBT Community, News

BISEXUAL RESOURCE CENTER CELEBRATES 5th ANNUAL BISEXUAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH IN MARCH Fifth year of social media campaign to improve health of bi+ community will reflect on past progress and identify actions to shape the future Boston, MA – The Bisexual Resource Center (BRC) will…

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Let Clutter Flow

February 20, 2018 - Articles, Columns, Health + Wellness, Journal, LGBT Ally, Mental Health, Middle Tennessee, Susan Gardner, Tennessee

by Susan Gardner Clutter flows into our houses. With children in the house, things increase with each new activity or size. As we age, the house easily becomes cluttered with inheritances from family members. Some of us attract clutter like Pigpen attracts dust! Sometimes we…

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Nashville Cares Avant Garde

RECAP – Avant Garde: Neverland

February 19, 2018 - Avant Garde, Drag Queens, Events, Fund Raising, Health + Wellness, Leah Wright, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Nashville Cares, Recap, Tennessee

“It may have been quixotic, but it was magnificent.” By Leah Wright The Avant Garde: Neverland! Fundraiser for Nashville CARES was an event filled with glitter, fairy wings, pirates, and whores (if the NashTrash sisters are to be believed). The attire was festive cocktail and…

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Hemp Oil

Homegrown health: Middle Tennessee businesses begin offering hemp extract

January 30, 2018 - Health + Wellness

story and photo by Michelle Willard Since Tennessee legalized the use of cannabidiol, which is commonly called CBD or hemp oil, the business has been growing like crazy. In fact, two LGBT+-owned businesses in Murfreesboro and Woodbury have taken two different tracks to offering hemp…

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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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