Kids in the Kitchen

Every year I have high hopes to be in the kitchen more over the holidays, baking and making savory treats.…
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Wild Market Offers Wellness Advice

Kathy Hardin, health food expert, former teacher and owner of Wild Market in Maggie Valley, sat down with Rumble to…
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New Art 'Blooms' At Asheville Gallery

“Blooms” marks Asheville Gallery of Art’s second new member show of the new year and celebrates the early signs of…
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A Little Sister For Christmas

After living in different states for the last 10 years, I’m finally within a short driving distance of my little…
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Pomegranate, Apple & Mint Salad

During the holiday season we seek out certain types of food. Those that are based in tradition, or that we…
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How To Handle Season Depression, Isolation

The winter season is upon us and the colder weather may bring individuals further into isolation. Many Americans have been…
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Being A Home Health Worker during COVID

Before the COVID-19 Pandemic, many of us had a notion of what “frontline” or “essential” workers meant. Who they were,…
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Celebrating rich traditions on Hanukkah

Hylah Birenbaum of Waynesville shares how she and her two sons celebrate Hanukkah traditions that have been passed down in…
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Going Green For Collards Week

Nationwide and virtual, in collaboration with the Culinary Breeding Network, The Heirloom Collard Project is excited to announce Collard Week.
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Holiday Events

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Boyd hired to lead affordable housing effort

Help Mountain Projects match a $25,000 donation Heather Boyd, a resident of Pisgah Forest, has been hired to serve as…
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Reason For the Season — Winter Solstice

By Dee Burrell At the end of the year, a lot of different celebrations are happening for various reasons. Hanukkah,…
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Cookie Season

It’s cookie season. And with all that 2020 has thrown at us, I am so glad we have finally arrived…
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Fat Shaming Has To Stop

I had a doctor tell me at 24 years old I was obese. After only spending a few minutes talking…
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Q & A with local mom and teacher Kristie Easler

Rumble: What motivated you to get healthier and work on a physical transformation?  Kristie: I was motivated by turning 38!…
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Give yourself a gift this year

Dear anyone thinking about the holidays and wondering what to get… for themselves,
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What is Watergate salad?

What’s in it? Does it really classify as a salad? Was it named after the infamous Watergate scandal? 
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Partner with these nonprofits to support the environment

As a writer focusing on the outdoors, some of my favorite people to work with are the ones who power…
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DIY Autumn Spice Soap

If you’ve never made a DIY gift for a friend or loved one, perhaps 2020 is the year! Essential oils…
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Finding Gratitude Through The Fog

Collectively, we've experienced massive amounts of disappointment this year. Nothing has gone as we've planned — 2020 was supposed to be…
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Giving Thanks Where Thanks is Due

By Laura Lauffer During the Thanksgiving season, we often recognize and appreciate the farmers in our community for the abundance…
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Hormonal Birth Control: What You May Not Know

By Naema Pierce When we hear the words birth control, usually the mind goes to The Pill. Somehow the term birth control…
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Seed cycling

We all know that what we eat is directly linked to our health. Filling our bodies with a plant based,…
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Rumble Book Club: 'Seeing Red'

I stumbled upon this book one day on Audible. It was suggested based on some other books I’d purchased. I…
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Just Because it’s Common Doesn’t Mean it’s Normal

"Jessi, what about that situation didn't alert you to go to the ER?" This is what the NP asked me…
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6 menstrual products that can change your life

Try out these products to make your monthly menstration more managable.
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Don't Distress, De-Stress Your Period

By Dr. Tara Hogan D.C. When I was in college getting my period meant I was about to lose all…
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Memories of a mother's cooking

By Elizabeth Doone:  Your article was an inspiration and a reminder of the love and attention we received throughout our…
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10 Self Care Tips for November

It's a stressful time and a lot of people are counting on you, but you can't take care of others…
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Secrets to survival from a COVID-19 survivor

Dear everyone that does or does not like exercise,  Are you too tired to exercise? Not sure how to navigate…
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Q&A with Jodie Appel, Owner of Asheville Salt Cave

Rumble: How did you enter into the world of salt therapy?  Jodie: We’ve been open eight years this past month. My…
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Clean up and curate your newsfeeds

For the last few months my social media newsfeeds have been full of inspirational quotes, woo-woo goddess sisterhood memes, cute…
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Greek Yogurt Banana Bread

Banana cake with chocolate icing was a staple during childhood. Banana bread is a staple of the comfort food genre. 
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The gender gap plays critical role as election looms

By Ethel Klein — In the past four years, Americans have experienced a series of large-scale events and shocks to our…
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My Story as a Previvor: A BRCA2 Diagnosis

 By Kristina Smith Jan. 30, 2020 — My genetic test came back positive for BRCA2. A genetic mutation. The doctor explained…
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Q&A with Leah Wong Ashburn, Owner of Highland Brewing

Since taking over the family business in 2015, Leah Wong Ashburn has been a breathe of fresh air in the…
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5 Alternatives to Traditional Trick-or-Treating

Who would’ve thought a virus could threaten Halloween? Yet, here we are in 2020 with parents shaking their heads in…
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Cooking on The Mountain

The drive to The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center in Highlands sets the stage for its seclusion from the outside…
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Kamala Harris visits Asheville

Last Thursday, Democratic vice presidential nominee and California Sen. Kamala Harris was forced to cancel a planned trip to Asheville…
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Project Closet Door brings LGBTQ+ community together

Project Closet Door was started out of necessity. It is an organization focused on bringing the LGBTQ+ community closer together,…
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Speaking the truth is hard, but necessary

By Leigh-Ann Renz You know those moments when you had something to say but kept your mouth shut? You let…
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Vegetable Beef Soup at the 828 Market

By Carrie Griffin We opened 828 Market 15 months ago.  We’ve really enjoyed making soups for the market.  We’ve just…
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Reconnecting on the Road

A 10-day road trip covering thousands of miles was either going to save us or kill us.
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Pumpkin spice simple syrup

Last Tuesday was a cold and rainy early autumn day in the mountains. The kind that made you want to…
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Releasing through writing

Life in quarantine is hard. 2020 is hard. And if you’re feeling the stress and pain and heartache of this…
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Remove the stigma, own your story

None of us like to talk about mental health. Even as a reporter who has been covering the issue for…
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A letter to cancer

One nondescript day in May 2013 we had Sunday lunch plans. The morning had been a frenzy of cleaning and…
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Check your breasts

By Jonathan Austin Susan Austin was 56 when she saw an ad on television about how women should be doing…
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DIY Fall Scented Candles

Supplies Small Mason jars or another type of glass/porcelain dish Flaked soy wax (can purchase on Amazon) Pencil Glass bowl…
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Breast Cancer: how to contribute to the cause

We all want to help. In today’s world, chances are we all know someone whose life has been impacted by…
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