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Ridge’s Stitches Guide to Kansas City

A trip to Kansas City always brings me back home. I grew up there until I was 10. It’s where I learned about seeds, gardens and the importance of keeping in touch with your roots. My mother would take us down to the River Market to this awesome shop called Planter’s Seed. While she gathered…

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Holiday Gift Guide 2017

We had Thanksgiving at my aunt’s house and my parents live legit two blocks away from them. I had to zip out of the Thanksgiving feast a couple times to change my laundry over at my house and my 11-year-old cousin asked to join. He just had to get out of the house and away…

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Eat for your Chakras

Taste the rainbow! Food can help to create a balance in your body. Think about root vegetables such as sweet potatoes, garlic, and beets. These foods have a grounding sense to them. Think about it, they are literally rooted into the earth. Check out this 7 day meal plan to balance your chakras. Option to…

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SOILL Gets Stitched

What motivates you to wake up for work every morning? Is it the culture? Is it the money? Or is it something deeper like finding a meaning in your daily activities? It might be something bigger than just getting a sale. It might be really making a difference in someone’s life. Someone once told me…

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Watkins shines through: A story of sexual assault

Bright, self-loved, and caring. Chelsea Watkins brings the energy into any room in which she steps foot. Her energy does not go unnoticed. She’s constantly focused on the bright side of life. Who could have guessed this compassionate individual has struggled with depression and anxiety directly related to someone else’s choice? According to the Department…

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Get Your Balls Checked, Boys!

You reach for your Gatorade Saturday morning and instead of the hangover-quenching joy as it trickles down your throat, the taste is like the 4th-grade dare to put your tongue on the frozen tetherball pole. Radiation, man. That mouth-watering feeling you get when you see a juicy burger and a side of fries, the ice-cold…

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Yeah, they’re fake. My real ones tried to kill me!

How do you stay grounded in the face of fear? What is the secret to getting through the hardships in life? “Laugh at yourself and your bald head,” Patti Parsons would answer in her sweet southern tone. Parsons was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer at the age of 47. She had long brown hair….

Love and Be Loved

To love and be loved. Something everyone wants but not everyone believes they can have. My friend, Jill is one of the most loving individuals I have ever met. She can put a smile on your face just by saying hello or welcoming you with a big hug. Yet every day she suffers with an…