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What We’re Following Today June 4, 2020

Portland Lawyers Provide Advice for Couples in Pandemic

This article notes the uptick in divorce filings in China and the possibility of it happening here in the US as people have been locked up with each other over the last couple of months. Some good advice in here from taking personal time and finding little things to take joy in about your partner.

Chronic Disease Patients Share How Staying Healthy During Pandemic

Keeping immune systems healthy and strong is of vital importance today, particularly if you suffer from chronic ailments like heart disease, diabetes, etc. This article chronicles 3 patients and what they are doing to stay healthy in these weird times. The three patients in this article are suffering from arthritis, IBS, and migraines respectively.

Some of these changes to stay healthy aren’t just diet and exercise, but also new changes to routines and responsibilities. Very interesting to hear some of the things about supply chain difficulties (not able to get normal products used in daily routines to stay healthy) and the need for taking care of mental health in increased anxiety.

30 Great Things About Being an American

Leading up to the 4th of July I want to focus on some things that I value as an American - things that help me remember what a privilege it is to be here even if we are currently focusing on what divides us.

Freedom of religion. In America I’m proud to recognize that our founding fathers knew that we needed to allow citizens and residents the ability to worship or “not” worship however they saw fit without repercussion. This may get violated from time to time, but having it in the constitution means that there is always a legal defense to be who you are and not force others to comply.

The ACLU has a line on their website: “The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution says that everyone in the United States has the right to practice his or her own religion, or no religion at all.”

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