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Domestic Violence?
Domestic Violence?

Never. Under No Circumstances. The month of October is dedicated to calling awareness to domestic violence (DV). A single statistic highlights the need for this awareness.  On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence...

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Toddlers and TV
Toddlers and TV

Computers, tablets and smart phones provide shortcuts to fun and information- for adults! In regard to infants/toddlers, the scary statistics are in. Even the research has been researched. The very young perceive TV differently than older...

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Backpack Blessings
Backpack Blessings

September is here, bringing with it that back to school buzz. New pencils, new books, and new backpacks accompany many excited (or not so excited) students as they start a new year. It’s easy to forget that back to school shopping is not a...

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The Body War
The Body War

From NCC Co-Founder Sr. Barbara Kennedy, OSM, LPC When I was a kid the only horror movie I saw was the Body Snatchers and it scared me into not wanting to see another one.  Now a body snatching is happening to our young girls.  No, this body war...

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Fake News
Fake News

Barb’s Blog – From NCC Co-Founder Sr. Barbara Kennedy, OSM, LPC A wildfire of information  or misinformation is a few clicks away. A phrase we hear frequently in politics is “Fake News”.  It’s not just politics.  For example, there...

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The Grudge Health Hazard
The Grudge Health Hazard

Every day offers us an opportunity to review, reassess, and realign. There’s a good reason to do it. Did you know that holding a grudge is hazardous to your health and is probably getting in your way? Dr. Fred Luskin (Director and Cofounder of...

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All Fun, No Fuss!
All Fun, No Fuss!

The slogan for the NCC Community Block Party Fundraiser certainly lived up to its billing! 160 people packed the Lagunitas Brewing Community Room in NE Portland to enjoy great beer, local wines, and fabulous food from three local food trucks. The...

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Generous Gift
Generous Gift

We try and make the NCC fundraising events fun, and occasionally, without realizing it, we do more than that. Several years ago, Ron George and JoAnne Paxton had their first “non-date” at our Swing Into Spring event. JoAnne had...

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