A global mental health summit

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Deepak Chopra is hosting a free, 3-day global mental health summit. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Something in the Water)
Deepak Chopra is hosting a free, 3-day global mental health summit. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Something in the Water)

In the face of the pandemic crisis, there is a great opportunity. It is open to everyone, and it is free. We invite you, your family and friends to this healing experience. If you want to find your inner strength, peace, and the end of anxiety, please sign up here to attend the Never Alone Summit, a free global mental health event. 

In the 3-day summit, you will discover the inner breakthroughs that we all need to get past the mental pain and suffering that the pandemic brings in its wake.

At this moment, some people have already found a creative way to move forward. They do not feel trapped, because they welcome the chance to put their everyday life on pause. Small opportunities are all around us, to

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Tattoo Parlor Owner Frustrated At State’s Silence On Reopening

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TAMPA, FL — While more Floridians are getting back to work this week under Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Phase 1 “Safe. Smart. Step by Step” plan, Bay City Tattoo in Ybor City remains shuttered and its owner, Jeffrey Ziozios, increasingly frustrated.

After speaking at the last two Hillsborough County Emergency Policy Group meetings, Ziozios said he still has no word on when he’ll be able to get back to business.

“On March 25, the EPG voted 8-0 to start the safer at home order that did specifically name hair/nail salons, barbershops and tattoo parlors,” said Ziozios.

Salons and barbershops since gotten the OK to reopen, he said, but there’s been no word on the reopening of tattoos shops.

When he questioned the policy-making group that includes representatives of the Hillsborough County Commission, Sheriff’s Office, School Board and the mayors of each city in the county, he was told the decision is

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Active commuting could make children’s return to school better for their health and the planet

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Children in the UK and across the globe have not been at school for some time, and this prolonged absence from the daily routine has given many of us a chance to think about what should happen when schools re-open. One way to address some of the ongoing problems of the pandemic while making a real difference to children’s lives and the health of the planet would be to adopt more “active commuting”. This is simply walking, cycling, wheeling or scootering to school, rather than being driven or taking public transport.

Not so long ago walking to school was the norm. Being active in this way is crucial if we want our children to be healthy in terms of fitness, wellbeing and levels of body fat. It also reduces dependence on fossil fuels and air pollution from traffic, benefiting our health and the environment. New studies have already shown that

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Some California gyms reopen in defiance of stay-at-home rules

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Lou Uridel, owner of the MetroFlex Gym in Oceanside, spoke on Wednesday at a protest in front of his business. Uridel was arrested and cited last week after refusing to close and has since been released. <span class="copyright">(Don Boomer / San Diego Union-Tribune)</span>
Lou Uridel, owner of the MetroFlex Gym in Oceanside, spoke on Wednesday at a protest in front of his business. Uridel was arrested and cited last week after refusing to close and has since been released. (Don Boomer / San Diego Union-Tribune)

A few fitness centers and gyms in Southern California are reopening, in some cases challenging California’s stay-at-home rules.

In Riverside County, the Self Made Training Facility in Corona reopened May 4.

The business is classified as a private training facility rather than a gym, so the opening complies with Riverside County’s health orders, its owner, Kelly Michelsen, said Friday.

Though the facility resembles a gym, it offers appointment-only sessions with personal trainers and is not open to general membership, she said. “We can control our environment and there’s not a lot of foot traffic coming in here,” Michelsen said. The training facility had been closed since March

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