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Drawing Portraits and Figures

Drawing Portraits and Figures

We had a really fun assignment in drawing class recently. We had to take pictures of each other and make a composite drawing of four people. The drawing could have two different eyes and eyebrows, a nose from more than one person — same with the mouth, the ears, even the hair. Mix and match. You get the picture? Let me show you mine! Read more ...

Kicking Cancer in the Kitchen

Kicking Cancer in the Kitchen

This is what Kendall Scott did when, at the age of 27, she found out that she had Hodgkin’s lymphoma: ”I cried. I laughed. I drank a beer and ordered a pizza.”

As she finished her beer and pizza she says, “I felt this ball of fortitude begin to form deep in my gut (and it wasn’t just my dinner).

What is a Naturopathic Doctor? Can They Practice in Maine? Are They Covered by Insurance?

What is a Naturopathic Doctor? Can They Practice in Maine? Are They Covered by Insurance?

When my daughter was a toddler back in the mid 80s, one day I noticed that the soles of her feet were all cracked and peeling and red. She was diagnosed with eczema. The treatment was a steroid cream to reduce the inflammation. It didn't take long to figure out what was causing the problem. Footed pajamas. We thought they would keep her little feet warm and toasty, but instead the plastic materials made her feet sweat. We cut out the feet and she wore cotton socks instead. We also began using Calendula cream, which was prescribed by a naturopathic doctor. Read more ...