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Poem: The Return Of Spring

I once asked my grandmother  Why do bad things happen to good people?   She simply responded God gives the most hardship to the strongest people he knows.  Years ago   My parents fled a war zone   Left the sound of bombs and bullets   Braved the air land and sea   In order to come here   Build their homes from…


How to Navigate (Not) Fasting for Ramadan When You’re (Chronically) Ill

When we think about Ramadan, fasting is usually what comes to everyone’s mind.  As Ramadan kicks off, you’ve probably already heard “Not even water?!” at least five times. Ramadan — particularly fasting — can be challenging, even for those of us in the best of health.  For those of us with chronic illnesses, fasting during…