Tarik’s Visit, Part One

Image by Freepik It was so frustrating. Whenever he stopped by the office to see her boss, Milton, he only seemed to notice her when he walked into the lobby, said hello, told her that he had an appointment and then went over to the sofa where he spent his time on his cell until …

Rehema’s Visitor

Rehema sat there on the floor with her knees drawn and her hands clasped around them, staring straight ahead of her. It had been weeks since Trishan visited her and she told him about her past. She would never forget the expression on his face when she finished her story and just before he said …

No Education Leads to Risk of Child Marriage

Photo by Monstera on Pexels.com On March 23, 2022, the first school year here in Afghanistan, I was excited about returning and eagerly looked forward to seeing my classmates and teachers again. I along with other students showed up bright and early only to find the doors closed and armed Taliban guards. My heart sank. …

India’s Female Sugarcane Cutters

Image for representational use only. Image Courtesy : COUNTERVIEW.ORG Today, I was shocked to learn about female sugarcane cutters removing their wombs and was curious to find out why. A report by the Hindu Business Line revealed that seasonal migrant women workers have no other choice but to resort to hysterectomies so that they don’t …

Breast Cancer Presentation

Photo by Angiola Harry on Unsplash As you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. A friend of mine emailed this video presentation which I thought I should share. It is two hours long but very informative. https://www.youtube.com/embed/CLhtIOT2o0E

Malcolm’s Story

Image by iStock I'm a single father because my wife, Keisha died in hospital. This shouldn't have happened. Keisha should still be alive and here with our son, Byron and me. Shortly after Keisha gave birth to Byron, I noticed that the fluid in her Foley catheter, the thin tube inserted in patients to drain …

Sjögren’s syndrome

In 2011, tennis star Venus Williams was diagnosed with Sjögren’s syndrome, a long-term autoimmune disease in which the moisture-producing glands of the body are affected. This results primarily in the development of a dry mouth and dry eyes.  Other symptoms can include dry skin, a chronic cough, vaginal dryness, numbness in the arms and legs, feeling tired, muscle and joint pains, and thyroid problems. Thankfully, Venus’ career did not come to an …

Radishes

Lately we have been adding radishes to our salads. They not only add color but they have these 5 health benefits:  They are a good source of Vitamin C They have anticancer properties They support a healthy digestive system They have antifungal properties They help to reduce Zen effects Zearalenone (zen) is a toxic …

Cinnamon

I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon - Proverbs 7:17 Getty Images Cinnamon has been around since Biblical times. Imported to Egypt as early as 2000 BC, it was used for embalming their dead and for flavoring food and cosmetics. It is believed that Moses used it as an anointing oil. Cinnamon …

Coriander

And the house of Israel called its name Manna. And it was like white coriander seed, and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey - Exodus 16:31 It's interesting that Manna, the bread which the Lord gave the Israelites to eat was similar to the coriander seed. We know that coriander seed isn't white but the Manna was like white coriander seed. …

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