how to improve blood pressure naturally

High Blood Pressure & How to Improve It Naturally

Have you ever been told that your blood pressure is high? Are you already on medications for your blood pressure? If so, you are not alone. Just in the U.S., it is estimated that half of all adults—over 100 million people—live with high blood pressure…and many aren’t even aware they have it. This article will discuss the fundamentals of high blood pressure, tips to properly monitor your own blood pressure, and ways you can improve your high blood pressure safely and naturally.

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poem for a daughter rhonda barnes

A Poem for a Daughter

By Rhonda Barnes | Featured Contributor


Author’s Note: This is a poem dedicated to my eldest daughter, Jamie. She is an inspiration to me. 

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She was beautiful, perfect, the first to call me momma,
the one with sweet demeanor, the one without the drama,
left me in awe when she spoke her first words,
absolutely overwhelmed me when first steps occurred,

Kissed my tears away
when disappointment ruled the day,
I dressed her in pretty dresses and socks with ruffled trim,
brushed her long brown hair and taught her how to swim.

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leon stevens the little things poem

The Little Things [a poem]

By Leon Stevens | Featured Contributor


Stop. Feel that? 
The warmth of the sun 
The breeze on your face 
Rain. It has its own unique smell 
Feels like tiny punches when it lands 
Wherever you are 
There is beauty and wonder about 
Even if seemingly insignificant 
A smell, a color, a sight, a feel 
There is always something to appreciate 
Like cool grass under bare feet 

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