Back to Basics: Practical Mental Health Information

From Mental Health America Since the start of the pandemic, more and more people are talking about mental health. An increasing number of folks are starting to see it for what it is: one important component of your overall health and well-being, just like your physical health. But mental health conditions, resources, and conversations can…

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Mental Health: Self-Care

What do you think about?  It’s more common for individuals to think of their physical health before they ponder their mental health.  In fact, the two go hand-in-hand.  If our mental health is unhealthy, then our physical health begins to lack its vitality.  If we have challenges with our physical health, then our mental health…

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Master Musketeers

by Gerry Bonds It’s a gray, nondescript building at 30th and Walnut, near the state capitol, but there’s magic going on inside. And lately, that magic is spreading outside too.  It’s the home of OIC, which stands for Opportunities Industrialization Center of Oklahoma County, Inc., but everybody calls it OIC.   The magic happening INSIDE is all sorts…

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Couch Potato – Who? Me?

What are you doing now?  Right now?  Most of us are stuck at home while the snow is still falling, trying to stay warm.  We won’t even mention how bored our kids are.  It’s easy to not be active when we are housebound because of our insane Oklahoma weather.  That is not good for our…

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A Personal Breast Cancer Survivor Story

Breast cancer is something I never thought would touch my life.   It was happening to other people, not me. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and I would like to share my story.  My name is Blair Lanning and I am the Outreach and Recruitment Manager at OIC of Oklahoma County.  I coordinate OIC’s Health…

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Blair’s BlogServations:

Let’s get this Weight Loss party started! There is something you need to know about me, I am fat.  Actually, my doctors refer to me as being morbidly obese, that means really fat!   Morbid obesity puts me at risk for heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, asthma, osteoarthritis, stroke and death,  yes, Death!    After four…

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September is Literacy Month

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Reading is the key focus at OIC; students are encouraged to read books that interest them. We believe that reading is an investment rather than a one-time transaction. Reading is a critical component of learning and navigating messages that we see on a daily basis. Reading helps learners make connections, exchange information, seek careers, and…

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Ms. D’s Class Garden Poetry

Garden Time By Miranda Breger Oh, how I love getting dirty The mud on my hands when I plant I feel so relaxed when we plant the garden today How pretty everything is going to be When yall grow and then we can eat you for all the nutrients healthy nourishment you will give us in…

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OU Big Event

This weekend volunteers from The University of Oklahoma showed up big time!   The OU Inter-varsity Latino Fellowship volunteers worked really hard; painting parking lot stripes, preparing new garden areas and doing general spring cleaning tasks. OU WE LOVE YOU!   Not only did we get some much-needed help around the school, but OIC also…

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