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Top Things to Know About Recreational Marijuana Legalization in Maryland

Last month, voters in Maryland and Missouri approved legalizing recreational marijuana in a constitutional amendment. In all, 21 states, including DC, have now approved the recreational use of marijuana.  Maryland’s new legislation states that recreational marijuana will be legal after July 2023 for people 21 years of age and over.  The General Assembly, however, left […]

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Moment of Gratitude: Gratitude and the Witnessing Effect

Gratitude and the “Witnessing Effect” “Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” – Voltaire When people hang out in groups (as people tend to do), they start behaving similarly. Different groups will form different norms and expectations for behavior, which is why we have distinct […]

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Tips to Holiday Wellness – Holiday Sides Cook-A-Long

For many, November through December is the best time of the year. During the holidays, there are many special occasions for getting together with families and friends, like Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s Eve. It’s a perfect time for cooking, trying new recipes, sharing dishes, and exchanging quality time and gifts.  Even with […]

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The Power of Gratitude Meditation

“It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up.” – Eckhart Tolle Meditation is a powerful tool for enhancing our well-being and helping us create a sense of peace in the mind. It’s a great tool for anyone looking to boost their mindfulness and feel more calm and […]

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10 Top Tips for Eating Better, Eating Together

By Amy Riolo  The ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus was known for saying “We should look for someone to eat or drink with before looking for something to eat or drink.” Each October, National Eat Better, Eat Together Month promotes the health, social, and communal benefits of eating with others. Since enjoying food with others is key […]

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