While at a recent editorial meeting, Alison Matas mentioned that she started drinking protein shakes. I immediately thought of those gym rats who make protein shakes and talk all about their “gains.” I admit, I gave Alison the weirdest look and questioned whether she was trying to bulk up.
Melissa Bloom-Doerschuk and David Doerschuk initially met on Facebook. His sister recommended he add Melissa as a friend. After several attempts, she finally responded. Melissa knew what she was looking for, and David had it. Within five months, the two were engaged, and a year and a half later, they were married.
The big, traditional-style wedding isn’t for everyone, and that’s completely OK. When it came time to plan my own wedding, I knew I didn’t want an extravagant affair. Austin and I had been to and been a part of enough traditional weddings in the past five years to know that something small and intimate was more our style.
Every year, the holidays come and go so quickly. The turkey dinner, the shopping, the presents, the tree, the ball dropping, the time spent with family—it all happens so fast. And just like that, it’s over and you’re left wondering what to do.
What if instead of asking for material gifts, we all asked for more experiences together? So often after the holidays, I feel overwhelmed by the amount of stuff that’s now cluttering my house. I appreciate the sentiment in every gift I receive. But sometimes, I really don’t need another coffee mug. How many cups of coffee can I drink at once? Not seven, that’s for sure.
Many people enjoy a cup of coffee, or two, every single day. And many people suffer from anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, insomnia and depression. Is it just a coincidence or could there be a correlation between these mental health issues and caffeine intake?
Mary Ellen Icaza is the CEO/executive director of the Stark County District Library. Mary Ellen, her husband, Javier, and children, Christian and Victoria, recently moved to Stark County from Montgomery County, Maryland.
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