Monthly Archives: March 2012

101 At-Home Remedies For Common Ailments

Published on Wednesday 12 March, 2008 from The At-Home Nurse

Whether or not you’ve got adequate health insurance, going to the doctor is sometimes just not worth the effort. Taking off work, driving to the doctor when you feel sick, and asking advice for embarrassing ailments is almost worse than the symptoms you’re suffering from. If you want to try a quick fix before calling up your doctor, check out this ultimate list of at-home remedies for common ailments. Chances are, you’ve already got a lot of these ingredients stashed somewhere in your house, saving you and your wallet from another trip to the doctor’s office.

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Weekly Self and Community Care Offerings in NYC Week of March 26

whoever told you
you can’t fly
was afraid of heights
you’d reach if you tried”

~ Naima, Climbing PoeTree 

WEEK OF MARCH 26, 2012

Monday, March 26

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Remedies for Dealing with Crisis in Youth Organizations

Silence is the loudest language taught to youth. A debilitating silence tattooed to the fabric of their existence, forcing them to forget and disconnect with who they really are; powerful, strong valuable, loving, fierce, necessary beings of the world. Punishment holds these toxic seams in place, morphing their brilliance into violent make-believe pretenses. We’ve been taught to function with notions of youth that put young people in boxes, criminalize them and deny their power. Our minds have been colonized to internalize distorted ideas of young people’s existence and contributions to the world. These lies sadly become defaults, clouding the relationships we build with youth and more importantly the relationship they create with themselves and the rest of the world. They become innocent bystandards to the lies we institutionalize and systemtically embrace.

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Weekly Self and Community Care Offerings in NYC Week of March 19

Week of March 19

Tuesday, March 20th

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Friendship Date Food Recipe

I have some of the most incredible friends in the world!!! The kind of friends you can call in the middle of the night to vent, the kind of friends who call you just to say they are thinking of you and they love you, the kind of friends who sooo generously and soo lovingly give of themselves, the kind of friends who write love letters, the kind of friends who call me out on my shit, the kind of friends who do silly dances with you, ,the kind of friends who laugh from the belly of their soul, the kind of friends that allow me to just BE!! all of who I am without judgement…sweet, compassionate, real, raw, life living, love bursting, healing, nurturing, powerful, inspiring friends.

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Weekly Self and Community Care Offerings in NYC Week of March 12

Week of March 12th

Monday, March 12th

Wednesday, March 14th

Thursday, March 15th

Friday, March 16th

Saturday, March 17th

Sunday, March 18th

NEW COMMUNITY OFFERING

APICHA’s Trans Health Clinic commits to providing whole person Primary Medical Care to address the distinct needs of transgender & gender non-conforming/gender variant/gender queer individuals, serving Asian & Pacific Islanders and other communities of color in an affirming environment. 

We believe that nurturing the overall wellness of transgender, gender non-conforming/gender variant/gender queer individuals is a priority for better health outcomes. APICHA’s Trans Health Clinic provides increased access to comprehensive primary care, preventive health services, mental health and support services. We look forward to opportunities to dialogue with health care providers interested in increasing their understanding of health inequities and vulnerable populations.

Trans Health Clinic
Location: 400 Broadway (entrance on 70 Walker Street)
Trains: A,C,E,N,R,J,Z,6 to Canal and 1 train to Franklin

Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM

To make an appointment, call 212-334-6029 during business hours.

APICHA Transgender Clinic provides:
-Comprehensive medical services
-Personalized Medical Care
-Primary Care/Routine check-up and immunizations
-Initiation and maintenance of hormone therapy
-Mental Health Support
-Social support services

Method of Payment

  • Low cost/sliding fee scale
  • Most Private Insurances accepted
  • ADAP and Medicaid
  • Amex, MC and Visa accepted

www.apicha.org

Trans Health Program Manager: Tei Okamoto

e: tokamoto@apicha.org  p: 212.334.6029

ONGOING

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Weekly Self and Community Care Offerings in NYC Week of March 5

Week of March 5th 

Monday, March 5th

Wednesday, March 7th 

Thursday,  March 8th 

Happy International Women’s Day 

Friday, March 9th 

Saturday, March 10th

Sunday, March 11th 

NEW COMMUNITY OPENING!!!!

MCCNY & MCCNY Charities, Inc. Launch LGBTQI Mental Health Clinic

New Clinic to Serve LGBTQI Youth Ages 18-24

The LGBTQI Mental Health Clinic serves the growing needs of LGBTQI runaway and homeless youth aged 18-24. MCCNY and MCCNY Charities, Inc. free of charge

Under the coordination of Christopher Collazo, Prevention Associate and Allison Wallshein, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, services to be provided will include mental health counseling and screening, brief intervention and referrals, mental health first aid, substance abuse counseling, and housing and entitlement assistance. The goal of the LGBTQI Mental Health Clinic is to provide alternatives to runaway and homeless youth who would not otherwise have access to these services. Intakes for MCCNY Homeless Youth Services: Sylvia’s Place will be conducted through the LGBTQI Mental Health Clinic. Prospective clients are recommended to bring a referral letter and one form of picture identification.

For more information about program services and hours or to make an appointment, please contact Christopher Collazo at (212) 629-7440 x 229 orchris@mccny.org

Ongoing 

 

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A is for Anger: recipes, remedies, rituals and resources for dealing with Anger

Welcome to the Alphabet series! Every other week we will be tackling a letter of the alphabet and connecting that letter with a physical, emotional and/or spiritual ailment that impacts us individually and as a community. We will gather as many recipes, rituals, remedies and resources as we can to support the healing of these ailments.  This is not by any means a comprehensive list, but a working list of possible things that can reinforce and engage healing. Please be sure to consult your doctor/practitioner/spiritual guide/intuition before using any of these therapies. We are all different and respond uniquely to various healing methods. Its important to only use what is meant for you specifically. Lets kick things of with the letter A. A is for Anger!!!

“And true, sometimes it seems that anger alone keeps me alive; it burns with a bright and undiminished flame. Yet anger, like guilt, is an incomplete form of human knowledge. More useful than hatred, but still limited. Anger is useful to help clarify our differences, but in the long run, strength that is bred by anger alone is a blind force which cannot create the future. It can only demolish the past. Such strength does not focus on what lies ahead, but upon what lies behind, upon what created it – hatred. And hatred is a deathwish for the hated, not a lifewish for anything else.”

~Audre Lorde

 

We are all recipients and givers of anger. To feel anger is normal and a natural expression of emotion. Anger, used effectively, can be an incredible atlas of discovery. It can help us uncover unhealthy patterns, highlight areas in our lives that need change,  open us up to stand up for ourselves and our communities and help us release parts of ourselves that have been clogged down. On the flip side, anger can be a beaaasssstt!!! Allowed to run rampant,  it can manifest violently in our physical and spiritual selves and cause damaging rippling effects in our relationships with friends, family, strangers and the earth. The trick to making anger work for us, is to find a balance of expressing anger without causing harm to yourself and/or others. How do we do that? Well, It helps to start from the root of what causes our anger and work our way up, picking up answers along the way.

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