Enter to win Jackie from Ciara

  Enter to win Jackie from Ciara! JACKIE the new album from international superstar and “Queen of Dance” CIARA Including the emotional hit single “I Bet” and “Dance Like We’re Making Love” Available NOW: http://smarturl.it/CiaraJackie http://onlyciara.com http://facebook.com/ciaramusic http://twitter.com/ciara http://instagram.com/ciara Enter to win! 1. Leave a comment. 2. You must be 18 or older to win
Category: Reviews, Interviews, Giveaways

This Is How Food Stamps Benefit ALL Farmers Market Customers

A terrific program designed to help neighbors use their food stamps – SNAP – at local farmers markets has a wonderful benefit for all of us: the option to use our debit/credit cards at the same markets. Fresh Access Food Bucks offers SNAP recipients a chance to redeem their benefits for tokens that can be
Category: Activism

How To Be Smarter, Not Just Sound Smarter

I’ve always been a smarty pants, especially when it comes to vocabulary. My parents had me reading at an early age and I absorbed words from well-written books like a sponge. I’ve often been accused of affecting airs because I use a lot of “big words” in my day-to-day communication. One time, a supervisor added
Category: Education

My Therapist is a Nun

For ten years, I saw the same therapist, “D,” here in Pittsburgh. I was referred to her by my then-PCP because she was in a unique practice specializing in treating my diagnosis. The psychiatrist in the practice moved out-of-state after a few years, but I stayed with her. She was a tremendous support to me
Category: Health

Enter to win a digital copy of Stages from Josh Groban

STAGES the new album from multi-platinum vocalist JOSH GROBAN Featuring a collection of some of the greatest musical theater songs of all time including “What I Did For Love” and “All I Ask Of You” feat. Kelly Clarkson Available Now: http://smarturl.it/JGStagesiTunes Don’t miss Josh Groban on tour this fall! http://joshgroban.com http://facebook.com/JoshGroban http://twitter.com/joshgroban http://instagram.com/JoshGroban ENTER TO
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

  I’d love to see a therapist, but I’m too busy with work/family/other activities. I talked to a counselor one time and it didn’t help. I’m not someone who talks about my feelings with a stranger. Psychiatry is a racket. It is on my list of things to do, right after I accomplish <insert xyz
Category: Health

Dreams of Hope Youth Video Supports #TakeTheHighRoad

Flannel is not the enemy. The youth in Pittsburgh based queer performing arts group Dreams of Hope took our #TakeTheHighRoad message of support to McGuffey High LGBTQA students a few steps further – producing this lovely video with their own unique messages. What can I add? You might still want to post your own photo
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Five Ways to Improve Accessibility of Your Special Event in Pittsburgh

I just got off the phone with an event organizer who responded really well to my simple request for an accommodation at their upcoming event. I just needed a chair – a simple request, but it is an event without designated seating or even “a lot” of seating. So having a polite, accommodating conversation was
Category: Activism