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Self-Care: The Importance of Managing Stress

Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels Published in the Humboldt Independent on September 22, 2020  Taking time for ourselves can be a radical idea in a society that puts a premium on efficiency and production. We are indoctrinated with ideas about life from…

Being in the Zone

Photo by Sage Friedman on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on September 15, 2020 Studies have shown a wide variety of positive effects on the brain resulting from a consistent meditation practice. Decreases in activity in parts of the…

Heeding the Call for a New Hospital in Southern Humboldt

Published in the Humboldt Independent on September 8, 2020  On January 1, 2030, new statewide earthquake safety standards will take effect that Jerold Phelps Community Hospital in Garberville will be unable to meet. If SoHum Health does not construct a…

Back to School

Photo by Julia M Cameron from Pexels Published in the Humboldt Independent on September 1, 2020 While things might get heated over the specifics, everyone generally can agree that they want the best for their kids. The problem being that these days, no…

Brave New World

Photo by sukhdev singh on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on August 25, 2020 COVID news getting old? Well, let’s take a little break from our unwelcome guest Rona as we embark on Heat’n’smoketember and turn our attention to…

Teenage Mutant Coronavirus

Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on August 18, 2020 Ever since the inaugural Coronavirus season kicked off this year, there’s been all kinds of whispers about what might happen if the virus mutates.…

Qualified Immunity

Photo by Magda Ehlers from Pexels Published in the Humboldt Independent on August 11, 2020 In recent weeks many news stories have been emerging speculating as to whether or not recovered COVID-19 patients are immune to getting the disease a second time. Other stories…

Treat Yourself to Some Hope

Photo by Jungwoo Hong on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on August 4, 2020 With case numbers rising and no vaccine expected until at least 2021, there’s not a lot of hopeful news on the COVID front, at least…

Fitting Into Your Genes, Part II

Photo by CDC on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on July 28, 2020 Read Fitting Into Your Genes, Part I DNA testing Millions of Americans have flocked to have their DNA tested over the past decade or so to…

The Sweetness of Bias

Photo by Vera Arsic from Pexels Published in the Humboldt Independent on July 21, 2020 From the very first whispers of COVID-19, way back in November and December of last year, there has been a very vocal minority of individuals who, for one…