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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Tips on communicating with someone who has recovered from an eating disorder

"How's your new diet going?" I hear one woman ask another at the playground.  "It's hard. I've been eating the shakes and the bars. So...

This Valentine’s Day, let go of expectations

 My dad’s carelessness drove my mother crazy. Without fail, each time he would leave the house (giving himself not a moment to spare), he...

A worthwhile New Year’s resolution: Let go of guilt and shame

  There’s a pair of best friends that can always be found together. They go by the names of Guilt and Shame. Some of their...

We will get through these lonely days

Have you ever eaten a tiny piece of raw chicken just to see if your body could take it? Driven with your eyes closed...

The eternal importance of speaking truth to power

It was in 1969 or 1970. I was in Junior College. I was a volunteer in The College Readiness program, an on-campus effort to...

Are the holidays making you want to reach for a drink?

“I don’t know if there’ll be snow, so have a cup of cheer.”  Ah, yes. The “cup of cheer.” If you’re like many Americans, you’ve...

A heart of Thanksgiving

It was during the third trimester of my second and most challenging pregnancy when the “gratitude journal” craze started to spread online. Back then I...

Poetry: Goodbye Arco

Goodbye Arco I looked out The driver’s window Expecting familiar scene: Folks filling cars Or bumming smokes (Taboo cuz ‘vid nineteen) Usually at that light I turn – Loud music as my...

Must-see historical site in Milpitas: José Maria de Jesus Alviso Adobe and Rancho Milpitas

This is the second article in a continuing series published in The Milpitas Beat describing historical sites in Milpitas from information provided by the...

Poetry: Falling Leaf

Falling Leaf Released With style and grace – Such elegance and ease Clair De Lune in air  You move Among the rustling trees Piano – almost silent As strings are ushered in Transporting...

America! We forgot to complain about Daylight Savings!

Every year around this time I look forward to the passionate complaining of friends and family about the unnecessariness of California’s participation in daylight...

Proposed VTA cuts will harm essential workers, students, and seniors

As a high school student who hasn’t experienced being packed like a sardine with other children on the bus to school for over half...

How COVID-19 has shaped our Milpitas city experiences

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about many changes, but one that doesn’t usually come to mind is the shift in the way we interact...

Staying inspired in pandemic times

We all know the old saying “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” But, what...

The importance of voting as a Muslim woman

Women’s suffrage has come a long way, but it’s still shocking to accept the fact that women could not vote in every country that...

Stand by your man: a suggestion for America

Ah, the long-term romantic relationship – I’m not talking about seeing a guy or girl from Tinder three times in a row…I’m talking one...

Making Public Comment useful for Milpitas City Council

COVID-19 has certainly turned things upside down for everyone. It has even affected city council meetings in ways that no one expected. But, Milpitians,...

Perseverance

Is it just me, or are the shorter days feeling a little…long these days? As the smoky curtain of powerlessness hangs heavy over all...

Personal maintenance in the age of COVID-19

I am training to hit the Olympic standard in the marathon, not for 2021 (if the 2021 Olympics is not just another far off...

Pandemic conditions inspire Merryhill students to form debate club

Although the pandemic has led to Merryhill School in Milpitas being closed since March, that has done nothing to deter the spirit of its...

Must-see historical site in Milpitas: Higuera Adobe

This is the beginning of what will be a continuing series published in The Milpitas Beat describing historic sites in Milpitas from information provided...

Support this Black-owned business in the Bay Area: Longevity Wines

Few Black-owned vineyards stretch across the United States, let alone the globe. According to Wine Enthusiast, a small handful of producers, about 100 wineries...

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