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Posts From April Farrell-Hasty

    Am I The Worst Patient?

Am I The Worst Patient?

I don’t think so! I have been very compliant. I am so frustrated. I had surgery almost 5 weeks ago. It’s been terrible. I had surgery on my left arm. All I can do is keep it elevated. I can’t cook, clean, knit, crochet or do anything I would like

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    How to Become Vegetarian

How to Become Vegetarian

When I became vegetarian 28 years ago it wasn’t something I really thought about. However, it was the best decision I ever made. I had been very ill for a long time. I joked that I personally built the new wing on the hospital. I got out of the hospital

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    Yoga and Sickle Cell

Yoga and Sickle Cell

Read about April’s journey from becoming a yoga student to a yoga master, and a teacher’s teacher.

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    Embrace Your Crockpot on Days You are Sick

Embrace Your Crockpot on Days You are Sick

What do you do for food when you are in a pain crisis? April suggests a crockpot as a viable solution, that will feed you and your family all day!

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    Learning Ayurveda’s Morning Routine

Learning Ayurveda’s Morning Routine

Ever wanted to try Ayurveda, but didn’t know where to start? April has outlined some of the basic principles to a better body, mind, and spirit.

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    What Is Oil Pulling?

What Is Oil Pulling?

Explore the latest health trend, health pulling. Our resident Health & Wellness expert April answers your questions.

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    How Do You Handle Frustrating People, Why I Stopped Talking To My Mother

How Do You Handle Frustrating People, Why I Stopped Talking To My Mother

How do you deal with frustrating people who don’t understand what we go through? April answers how she dealt with the most frustrating person in her life.e

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    How to Meditate

How to Meditate

Meditation is a great coping strategy to balance your mood, keep you calm, and manage your emotions. April gives us some tips to get started.

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    Should You Use Marijuana for Sickle Cell?

Should You Use Marijuana for Sickle Cell?

If you were considering using marijuana for sickle cell, here are a few things to think about.

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    Are You Practicing Proper Self Care?

Are You Practicing Proper Self Care?

Ever thought you were ‘taking care of yourself’ but then ended up in crisis anyway? April sheds some insights on how to practice proper self-care.

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    February is National Heart Month

February is National Heart Month

Four weeks dedicated to heart disease awareness. According to the CDC (center for disease control) over 715,000 americans will have heart disease. 600,00 die of heart disease. Having sickle cell is bad enough. Having heart disease on top of that would be much worse. As you know sickle cell has

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    Creating Daily Rituals

Creating Daily Rituals

With sickle cell, you have to learn to live a life of balance. Our Health & Wellness expert April gives some advice how to achieve balance through daily rituals.

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    New Year, Healthier New You!

New Year, Healthier New You!

If your new year’s resolution is to improve your lifestyle, health, and body, here are a few tips to get you headed in the right direction.

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Transitioning From Teen to Adult with SCD, part II

April explores the steps of helping your teen gain independence and successfully transition into the adult system.

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Transitioning from a Teen to an Adult with Sickle Cell

In part 1 of this 2 part series, April explores the best way to transition your teen with sickle cell into the Adult system.

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