Rise Asset Development- A Website Dedicated to Helping Entreprenuers with Challenges

Supporting business growth. Investing in people. Rise works to empower business owners with access to financing and business support. We recognize the interdependency of financial well-being to one’s overall quality of life. Rise is committed to improving the lives of people who are unable to secure employment due to mental …

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MiSsing: One Autopilot

In 2003 my Multiple Sclerosis arrived and my autopilot disappeared. I was a full-time graduate student, commuting 50 miles each way to school. I had two young sons. I was a wife, trusted friend, reliable sister and daughter. I was actively involved in local civic organizations. I carved out “me …

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A Soft Voice Makes A Loud Shout of Hope Out To People Battling Chronic Illness

FAIRFAX, Va., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — When Karl Robb, a writer, inventor, and entrepreneur in Fairfax, VA was diagnosed with the chronic illness of Parkinson’s disease (PD) at the early age of 23, he couldn’t have predicted that at the age of 46, he would be releasing his first …

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MS, Motherhood and Me

The ancient form of indigenous folk healing, curanderismo, uses the term “susto” to describe a person’s reaction to a traumatic event.  A susto occurs when the mind, body and spirit disconnect in response to fear that is so intense, it touches the soul. I learned about sustos and curanderismo after …

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Keeping Healthy While On Vacation

Article By Cole Millen  Most people spend months preparing for their vacation. The idea is to look as good as possible for the bathing suits, shorts, and dresses. If you have been watching what you eat, working out, and shedding those excess pounds to look good, you are more than …

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Welfare reform should not take from the sick to give to the poor, advocates say

For two Toronto single women on welfare, expected reforms to social assistance in this spring’s provincial budget could prove either promising or problematic. Both the NDP and the Tories believe people on welfare should be able to earn up to $200 a month before facing clawbacks, as recommended last fall …

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