Category: Freelance Writing

Wellness coaching contributes to health in Western Carolina

What does a health coach do? Where might you find one in Western North Carolina? And how do you find one best suited to your health needs? WNC’s wellness industry is evolving, with an increasing number of self-care options. Health coaches help to bridge divides between traditional…

Giving Gardens Help Communities Feed Themselves

As many of you know, I’ve been working with the wonderful folks at The Lord’s Acre over the past six months, assisting in administrative capacities, setting up and organizing their online platforms, helping to clarify their message, clean up important documents, pages of their…

Not my Trash but this is My Home

Last weekend I made it out to one of Asheville Greenworks community cleanup events. If you’re not familiar with this small environmental nonprofit, you certainly should be. They not only host important community-wide events collecting hard-to-recycle items (tires, old TV sets, styrofoam, etc.) and…

Thoughts on the Women’s March 2017

A little over a month ago, I joined thousands of protesters around the world to march in solidarity for women’s rights and against an administration that feels it can continue to control and manipulate women based on a patriarchal, racist agenda. I marched here…

But What Will You Do If…

But what will you do if you wake up one morning and you can’t find the thing you found yesterday? Will you wail and lament ever finding it at all? Get angry at the world that you’ve lost it? Kick your feet and throw…

Exploring Local Stats & Options Around Lifestyle Disease Type 2 Diabetes

The first thing I’m asked after telling someone I’m a writer is, naturally, what I enjoy writing. The answer is many things. I don’t write about one topic or in one genre ALL of the time. In my free time, I really enjoy dreaming…

Three Men Thru-Hike, Remove 1,000+ Pounds of Trash Along the Way

26-year-old Georgia native and wilderness guide Seth Orme was out hiking in Franklin, NC one afternoon when he started picking up little pieces of trash along the way. The crew hiking alongside him followed suit and soon found themselves with a pound of trash…

ARTIST PHIL CHENEY KICKSTARTS LOCALLY-MADE COLORING BOOK

As I walk through the Whole Foods checkout line with a to-go container from the hot bar, a slice of cornbread and two bottles of Buchi kombucha, a mass-produced coloring bookdubbed “A Soul Bird’s Journey” sits on the stand in front of me. I look…

Seeking Women Who Have Shaved Their Heads…

Whether it was in solidarity with a friend or family member as they battled a life-threatening illness or to challenge your personal conception of beauty, I’d like to hear your story as a female around why you chose to shave your head. You must…

In light of HB2, Terpsicorps focuses on transformation

“When I heard about [House Bill 2], my train of thought couldn’t seem to get away from it,” says Heather Maloy, artistic director of Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance. “Because HB2 focuses so much on transgender people, I felt it was important to create something…