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articles by: Judi Gerber

Alternative Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Valentines Day can be especially hard for people who are lonely, not romantically attached, or who like me, dont like having someone else dictate when or how I am supposed to express love to my sign…

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Why Laughter Really is the Best Medicine

My loved ones and I often use humor to get us through difficult situations. And I have wondered if we are, in fact, all insensitive jerks -- or if we are just helping our own healing process. Just …

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5 Reasons to Drink Hot Tea Today

As an avid tea drinker, I am ashamed to say that I almost missed National Hot Tea Month. Fortunately, I did not and found out just in time to write something about it here. Most Americans who enjoy…

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Unfinished Dream

At the time of his death, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s work had expanded beyond desegregation and new voting rights for black citizens to what he called "a new phase" of the civil rights movement: eco…

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5 Reasons You Should Be a Blood Donor

As an avid LA King's fan, I was happy to hear the hockey announcers say there would be a blood mobile outside the stadium every home game in January. They encouraged fans to donate during January beca…

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5 Garden Goals for the New Year

While most of us are still recovering from the holidays; still putting away decorations, and deciding what to do with all the unwanted mail we received, you might actually be happy about the gardening…

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5 Ways to Help Others on Christmas Day

Many people are far from their loved ones on Christmas or are still grieving the loss of a loved one and are feeling alone and lost during this holiday season. Even those with a big family might celeb…

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5 Ways to Deal With Holiday Grief

Hanukkah starts at sundown, Tuesday, December 16, and while I am not the most observant of Jews, I have been fortunate to have shared the holiday with my Aunt for most of my adult life. But, sadly my …

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5 Ways To Soothe Your Holiday Soul

Extra traffic, excess waste, family obligations... The holidays can be stressful.We may find ourselves feeling pressure to smile when we would rather yell, and we often tend to neglect our own needs …

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5 Ways to Beat Loneliness This Thanksgiving

If you find that you are far from your family and close friends this Thanksgiving, you might be feeling lonely and sad. It's easy to get mired down in that feeling since we seem to be bombarded with i…

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about Judi Gerber

Judi Gerber is a University of California Master Gardener with a certificate in Horticultural Therapy. She writes about sustainable farming, local foods, and organic gardening for multiple magazines. Her book Farming in Torrance and the South Bay was released in September 2008.

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