This post is super challenging because the transition of my sister is relatively fresh like not- even- a- month yet fresh. But it’s relative to what I do and why I offer the service that I do. And besides that I have a tendency to repress my emotions. Sharing what a death doula is informs you, the reader of the job from the provider part as well as offers transparency from the family side as well.
Here’s my sister ( Adrian ) She is the most aggravating person I have ever known in my life! But I wanted her to life a long boring life….. Sure she could check in every once in a while but definitely leave me alone. Had I known or any of us for that matter, how much time she had we might have done things a bit differently. But we didn’t get the gift of time. But she knew we loved her. And I knew she loved me.
9 out of 10 people say they want to be cared for at home if terminally ill. Presently, half are dying in institutions. Death is the second leading fear in the united States.
How a death doula plays in it all; Death Doulas care for the whole person, taking into account patients’ emotional, mental, spiritual, physical factors and in my practice a little administrative guidance as well.
Death Doulas can:
Help create positive, empowering end of life plans;
Provide spiritual care, psychological and social support;
Suggest ideas for optimal physical comfort;
Help plan home vigils; and
Educate patients and families on the new and progressive options of home wakes and natural burials.
This training is for those who have a calling and desire to support and guide both patients and families through any aspect of the end of life process. Our training and certification is appropriate for all areas of person-centered care. Social workers, counselors, medical professionals, non-medical home health agencies, holistic practitioners, hypnotherapists, massage therapists, reiki practitioners and even people who just want to be an Death/ End of Life Doula.
Due to the enormous number of illnesses, there is an overwhelming and growing need for these types of services and support. Finding the right teacher and training program is one of the most important decisions you will make.
Classes Offered: Online and In Person or Hybird.
Note: Death Doulas DO NOT facilitate death, nor do we produce or assist individuals in having a “good death”, nor do we try to help people realize they are dying. We do not place judgement or define what a good (or bad) death is. Our primary function is to be in support of individuals in their final transition from their physical body.
Death is one of life’s most potent and sacred passages, as well as one of the most denied, ignored, and feared. If brought to the forefront of our minds, death has the power to transform our lives, release the extraneous, re-prioritize our intentions, and initiate our courage. Death, in all its mystery, invites us to consider that the profound peace we’ve long sought after has been with us all along. We know there are so many questions. We know there is uncertainty. No one needs to do this alone.
Friday Four: Parents, a new school year has began. And so has another strain of COVID. Here’s what I need you to do to power your immune system. Affirmations, Meals, Herbs, and Exercise……. all affordable and easy to access so your may keep your risk factors in check. Consider this the quickest guide you’ve ever read.
As you know a healthy immune function that gets chronically triggered can cause any number of ailments. Like my other Friday post, I’m giving you four things to ponder. After reading the blog post and you need more assistance, feel free to contact me. Many of the items we grow, and /sell.
Four ways to keep a really cute inflammation (acute inflammation – your body fighting invaders) i.e.—> a healthy Immune System-
Herbs for Immunity & Healing – ginger, turmeric, paprika, cayenne, garlic, elderberry – think accumulative effect. Not instant healing. Keep them in your daily diet.
Exercises for Immunity & Healing Meditate, Now to help build your respiratory system- by encouraging better circulation and lung capacity–think aerobic–Blow up a balloon, laugh at something/someone!Check these breathing tips out! , go sit in a sauna, (I like to rub menthol VICs vapor rub on my chest and wear a sweatshirt.) swimming, jogging, dancing (Go on & TikTok it on out& tag me. I need a good laugh and inspiration!)
Food for Immunity& Healing – Cherries, lemons, Kumbucha, (Drink a good lemon -sugar free tea! ), beets, basil, honey, alkaline water, red cabbage, onions, pistachio, oranges, chili , sprouts, – just to name a few.
Affirmations for Immunity & Healing – Okay, now, I’m gonna share with you words of power that I have found that works for me. Give them a try. Repeat After Me: A.*”I deserve to live a healthy life!” B.*”My health is an investment, not an expense.” C.”I release any stress in my body- RIGHT now! It serves me in no way.” D. “I claim great health, a peaceful mind, and a good quality of life right now.”
The appeal of safe, natural treatments is undeniable. It’s true for age-old conditions such as the common cold, and for new diseases, especially if they have no known cure. So it makes sense that there would be a lot of interest in supplements for COVID-19, whether as prevention or treatment.
BONUS: Zinc, melatonin, vitamin C, vitamin D,
Fire Cider Recipe:Keep This In Your Fridge!!!! It’s MAGICAL. It works because the vinegar infusion encourages the herbs to release healthy minerals and beneficial compounds.
What is Fire Cider?
It’s a spicy, elixir that’s made by infusing apple cider vinegar with powerful antioxidant, immune-supporting, lymph moving, circulation stimulating, and digestion enhancing fresh herbs. Here’s how to make it! 🙂
Ginger root (Zingiber officinale)
Once very expensive but now widely available and affordable, ginger root has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years to soothe tummy complaints such as nausea, morning sickness, gas, and indigestion.
Also according to Penn State Medical Center, it has also history of use in helping to ease “the common cold, flu-like symptoms, headaches, and painful menstrual periods.”
Horseradish root (Armoracia rusticana)
Rich in folate and a compound called sinigrin, studies have found that horseradish helps the body break up congestion and calms inflammation.
Turmeric root (Curcuma longa)
The main constituent in turmeric root, curcumin, has been shown to exhibit “antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal” and other properties.
Onion (Allium cepa)
Loaded with antioxidants like vitamin C and quercetin plus minerals like potassium and sulfur, onions are amazing for supporting digestive health and immune function.
Garlic (Allium sativum)
According to many studies ( including my own)The benefits of garlic to health have been proclaimed for centuries;I put that root on EVERYTHING!
In other words, modern research is beginning to validate garlic’s use as a folk remedy for immune support. Specifically, the study found that garlic supported balanced immune and inflammatory processes
Jalapeno (Capsicum annuum)
Hot peppers such as jalapeno (or Carolina Reaper if you’re feeling brave) are rich in capsaicin, which assists the body in managing inflammation.
Lemon (Citrus limon)
Lemons are rich in vitamin C, which supports immune function. This recipe also incorporates the rind, which draws out a compound called limonene that has mood lifting, digestion supporting, and immune system benefits.
If you’re not using organic lemons, leave the rind off! Conventional lemons may have absorbed pesticide residue that can’t be washed off.
Optional Ingredient: Black Peppercorns (Piper nigrum)
Rich in antioxidants such as piperine, black pepper increases the absorption of other nutrients and help the body manage inflammation. They may also play a role in brain health.
Optional Ingredient: Rosemary or Thyme (Rosmarinus officinalis or Thymus vulgaris)
Both of these herbs have long been used in folk remedies to support healthy respiratory and immune function.
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Nature has provided us numerous herbs and things which are sufficient to keep us well and free from ailments. To Your Complete Healing: love Mother Nature,
Don’t wait. Apply for these great scholarships today! There are scholarships there that are still open! There are thousands of scholarships out there. Some are large scholarships that are well publicized, while others are lesser known.
Here are 27 scholarships for Saturday, December 3, 2016.
Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship Sponsor: The National Cartoonists Society Foundation Amount: $5,000 Closing Date: December 15, 2016 Description: Scholarship is open to students at a four-year college in the United States, Canada or Mexico who will be a Junior or Senior during the 2016-2017 academic year. Applicants do not have to be art majors to be eligible for this scholarship. Applicant must submit an entry form and eight samples of their own cartooning artwork.
Lance Surety’s College Scholarship Sponsor: Lance Surety Bonds Associates Amount: $1,500 Closing Date: December 15, 2016 Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at an accredited university, college or trade school in the U.S. Applicant must submit an essay on one of three given topics related business or surety bonds.
Larry E. Sitzman Youth in Nebraska Agriculture Scholarship Sponsor: Nebraska Pork Producers Association Amount: $1,000 Closing Date: December 15, 2016 Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at a fully accredited college, university or technical college in an agriculture related degree program in Nebraska.
Law Office of Joseph J. LoRusso Scholarship Sponsor: Law Office of Joseph J. LoRusso Amount: $1,000 Closing Date: December 15, 2016 Description: Scholarship is open to students who are planning on attending an accredited U.S. college or university during the spring 2017 semester. Applicant must submit an essay on a topic related to car accidents.
Lead Roster Scholarship Sponsor: American Marketing Ventures, Inc. Amount: $1,000 Closing Date: December 15, 2016 Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students worldwide who have an interest in sales and marketing. Studying in the fields of Business, Marketing, Computer Science, Communications, or IT are recommended but not required. Applicant must create a video sharing why they should win the scholarship.
Legal Templates Annual Scholarship Sponsor: LegalTemplates Amount: $1,000 Closing Date: December 15, 2016 Description: Scholarship is open to students who will be enrolled in college during the Spring 2017 term. Applicant must create a business plan executive summary that is original, creative, unique, and persuasive.
Los Angeles DUI Attorney Diabetes Scholarship Sponsor: Los Angeles DUI Attorney Amount: $1,000 Closing Date: December 15, 2016 Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate and graduate students who have been diagnosed with diabetes.
MoldNJ.net Scholarship Sponsor: Mold Removal Experts Amount: $750 Closing Date: December 15, 2016 Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are accepted or enrolled in a university, college, or graduate program in the United States with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to preparing for a natural disaster.
MyCDLapp.com Scholarship Sponsor: MyCDLApp.com Amount: Up to $2,500 Closing Date: December 15, 2016 Description: Scholarship is open to current undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in Human Resources or Business Management at an accredited college or university in the United States.
National Ag Day Photo Contest Sponsor: Agriculture Council of America Amount: $1,000 Closing Date: December 15, 2016 Description: Contest is open to students in college in the United States. Student must submit an original photo on the contest theme: “Agriculture Food For Life.”
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You began surviving the movement you realised you didn’t have to be a victim” -Miranda Burton
New Orleans Ghosts Scholarship Sponsor: New Orleans Ghost Tours Amount: $250 Closing Date: December 15, 2016 Description: Scholarship is open to any student enrolled in an accredited college. Applicant must submit an essay sharing information about their educational goals and why they deserve the scholarship
Nutrition Inspector Scholarship Sponsor: Nutrition Inspector Amount: $1,000 Closing Date: December 15, 2016 Description: Scholarship is open to college students currently enrolled in courses related to diet, fitness, and nutrition.
One Shot Scholarship Sponsor: One Shot Outdoors, LLC Amount: $500 Closing Date: December 15, 2016 Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students. Applicant must submit completed application and an essay describing their dream, goal, or passion.
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ORB Annual College Scholarship Sponsor: Online Resume Builders Amount: $1,000 Closing Date: December 15, 2016 Description: Scholarship is open to domestic and international students enrolled, or due to be enrolled, in full-time university education for the semester they are receiving the scholarship (Spring 2017). Applicant must create a resume for anyone.
Prime Scholarship Sponsor: Prime Medical Alert Amount: $1,000 Closing Date: December 15, 2016 Description: Scholarship is open to students working towards a two-year or four-year Nursing degree.
Prompt Scholarship Essay Contest Sponsor: Prompt.com Amount: Up to $10,000 Closing Date: December 15, 2016 Description: Scholarship is open to students 16 years of age or older who are currently applying for an undergraduate degree at an accredited institution within the United States or Canada in 2017 (or 2018 if taking a gap year). Applicant can use any essay they have written as part of a college application. Scholarship is open every month until December 15. Each monthly winner will then have a chance for a $10,000 scholarship.
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QuikshipToner.com Student Scholarship Sponsor: QuikshipToner.com Amount: $1,500 Closing Date: December 15, 2016 Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students who attend an American college, university or trade school. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to the printing industry.
Rare Disease Scholarship Program Sponsor: XpertDox Amount: $750 Closing Date: December 15, 2016 Description: Scholarship is open to current undergraduate and graduate students who have an interest in medical related research (including public health) or patient care (medicine, nursing, pharmacology or nutrition). Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to rare diseases.
Resume Genius Annual Scholarship Sponsor: Resume Genius Amount: $1,000 Closing Date: December 15, 2016 Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled, or due to be enrolled, in full-time university education for the semester they are applying for the scholarship. Applicant must create a resume based on the life of any fictional or non-fictional character, from TV, history, literature or myth.
Last night I went to the library to do a little editing work alone. I had no clue I was about to discover another perk of having my FREE library card! I was on my way out and decided to chat with a few librarians before exiting. What caught my eye was amazing! I low key hoped no one else seen it before I had the chance to sign my daughters up. I guess I will now share it with you. But after you have discovered it, you have to promise to discover all the other treats that is available at your local library. Jamie and the other good folks over there need you to support the programs they have create for you – to meet your needs.
So what that says it:
If you have a CMS Student number, you not only have a library card, you also have the privilege to rent a free hotspot devices for free!
I was told the student must request it in person and have their student id in hand. They can keep it for up to one month. It can’t be renewed, but once returned you may be placed back on the waiting list if there is one. If you keep it for 3 months, you will be billed.
Now, if I hadn’t went to chat I would have never took the time to read this awesome library treat. Now here are four MORE reasons to visit your local library and discover the perks of your library card:
It’s that time of year again friends! Disney On Ice is coming back to the Queen City! You can’t miss this one. It’s all about following your heart. It’s just about impossible to think about Disney and not feel some sort of sparkled dance across your skin. The magic of childhood comes alive in every heart, no matter your age, at just the mere mention of the word!
Disney on Ice Presents: Follow Your Heart
It will be showing at the Time Warner Cable Arena / September 28- October 2, 2016
. “Each element of this show was carefully planned so our fans could experience favorite Disney moments while believing in their own destiny.”said Executive Vice President of Feld Entertainment and Producer of Disney On Ice
Follow your heart straight to adventure at Disney On Ice! Just keep swimming with Dory and new pal, Hank from Disney/Pixar’s “Finding Dory” as they set out to find her parents. Cheer with the Emotions from Disney/Pixar’s “Inside Out.” Venture to wintery Arendelle where Olaf and Kristoff help reunite Anna and Elsa and learn love is the most powerful magic of all.
See the Disney Princesses achieve their dreams through bravery, kindness and perseverance. And celebrate true friendship with the “Toy Story” gang. Make unforgettable memories with Mickey and your Disney friends when Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart skates into your hometown!
I’m a frequent Disney on Ice fan. I think they are one of the best entertainment values out here.
Follow Your Heart allows families to join in on the deep-sea adventure as Dory comes off the screen and onto the ice. Way to go Feld Entertainment . I am clearing my camera’s memory as I type.
Tickets are now available. Sure you could buy them now, or go to my Facebook page for contest details!
(Yes, keep reading) (No, you will if you’re lucky, so keep reading) I have found the complete solution to them both. It’s a company called Fade Away Sleep Sounds.
Ultimately it’s has been a God send for me more than for the children. When it rains here in Charlotte unlike others, I don’t try to hide from it. I do the opposite. I open the window and may even go sit on the porch. The sound of rain, thunderstorms, wind chimes just soothes me. It’s the same sounds I can listen to everyday via Fade Away Sleep Sounds.
Have you heard of white noise /sounds? I’ll explain, White noise is a type of noise that is produced by combining sounds of all different frequencies together. If you took all of the imaginable tones that a human can hear and combined them together, you would have white noise.
When asked my moms friends of Queen City Stay At Home Moms how they enjoyed it I got responses all across the board. Since we have 5 babies aged 10 months and below, we thought it would be cool to try the white sounds on our little ones.
But after 4 weeks of consistently using the Fade Away Sleep Sounds, the common response was “it works!” The babies love white noise. And it makes sense. They’ve just spent their entire life in the womb. And the womb is deafeningly loud. I guess you can say White noise sounds like “home” to a baby.
Here’s what my mom friends have shared:
Kim said she was able to do laundry, and have an uninterrupted lunch date with her husband while the baby slept soundly in the next room..
Tina shared, “As a homeschooling mom, having her little one nap at a certain time every day makes life much easier.”
Lisa messaged me and said the she wants to try more. She wrote, ” It helps not only her twins, but her husband too!”
These sounds are a way cheaper and less toxic option than running your actual water or burn gas driving in circles till Little Bruce falls asleep.
Well, they don’t call me QC Supermom for nothing! I’ve earned this name time and time again. As of Sunday July 31 2016, I am the teen mom of a professional International Basketball player. Without doubt, I know it has been for grace and mercy!
For that last 3 weeks I have been crunched up on the 2nd floor of the hospital visitors lounge. Just keeping hopeful and eager for some good news. All of a sudden my phone rings, it’a my son. He tells me his departure date has been moved up and he’s leaving for Dresden Germany two weeks early.
At first I was sad because I want all of my son out of the U.S. But then extremely happy because he will be doing what he loves and in spite of the fact that we will miss him, I know this is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
What was I to say other than, “I’ll wash your laundry tonight.”? After all, I gave him the wings. Now was not the time to lock him in a cage from flying. With that, I escorted him to the Charlotte Douglas airport.
Whew! I was so happy when he face called me after the 15 hr flight safely. I remember going almost 2 decades ago and recalled the huge planes, how good the food was and small the toilets were. With a time difference of 6 hours behind us, I asked him what differences have he noticed between the USA and Berlin. He replied,”Everything over here is small mom.”
—-well yeah, to him, I bet so.He’s 6’8 after all.
These guys must stick out like orange mailboxes.
Because I didn’t want him to forget any of the lessons he has ever learned so , I called in back up. My friends sent him away with tons of advice. See below….
My folks added ;
Valarie -No “Anchor Babies”? Love it! Amen….. that’s a legacy statement right there.
JabeLa – I have never sugar coated a thing to them. Now is not the time to do so. YES…”..
TC Cooper LOL Love it!
.Cooper- Thanks for the invite to share. I’m just so very proud of your guy!!
Cooper -Be curious enough to ask lots of questions and especially listen to answers. Be wise enough to run everything you hear and see through the filter of your faith in God and the values by which you’ve been raised.
Cooper- Finally … Always remember that God has not given you a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. God is for you; therefore, NOTHING and NO ONE can prevail against you. Work hard and live out the experience to its fullest.
Robert -Girl you know I’m proud as hell for you son. I’m happy he’s taking his skills to another level. I have confidence in him and know that he’ll do a great job. Congratulations!
Burkes We are all one family. Stay open to life, love and work, wherever you find it and can be the most useful. Gift someone with your smile! Look for God’s grace and love everywhere. There are always more things to learn, places to discover and people to know, so stay curious and open.
Rich- Remember God has your back. Keep him first in your life. your family is so proud of you and love you .
JabeLa -Lassen Sie sich nicht auf Ihre Mutter gemein sein
This just has me in tears I couldn’t imagine this being the last text from one of my Babies “Mom I’m gonna die”
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It had been an evening of drinking, dancing and drag shows. After hours of revelry, the party-goers crowding the gay nightclub known as the Pulse took their last sips before the place closed.
That’s when authorities say Omar Mateen emerged, carrying an AR-15 and spraying the helpless crowd with bullets. Witnesses said he fired relentlessly — 20 rounds, 40, then 50 and more. In such tight quarters, the bullets could hardly miss. He shot at police. He took hostages.When the gunfire finally stopped, 50 people were dead and dozens more were critically wounded in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Mateen, who law enforcement officials said had pledged allegiance to Islamic State in a 911 call around the time of the attack, died in a gun battle with SWAT team members.
Thank God for JetBlue & other local organizations:
JetBlue is providing free seats on its available flights to/from Orlando for immediate family and domestic partners of victims who were killed or injured. Those family members and domestic partners requiring travel assistance can contact 1-800-JETBLUE for details.
Today, JetBlue announced the offer on its blog and Twitter under the banner #WeStandWithOrlando. “Our hearts are with the victims, their families and friends and the Orlando community,” the blog post read. “This weekend’s events are felt by all of our 19,000 crewmembers, many of whom live in, work from and travel through Orlando—one of our focus cities—at Orlando International Airport, our Orlando Support Center and JetBlue University.”
“Like many of you, we continue to watch reports of the Orlando nightclub shooting with great sadness. Our thoughts are with the victims and their loved ones.
We want to do our part to help the victims of this tragedy, as well as support the Orlando community through this difficult time.
o JetBlue is providing free seats on its available flights to/from Orlando for immediate family and domestic partners of victims who were killed or injured. Those family members and domestic partners requiring travel assistance can contact 1-800-JETBLUE for details.
o A fee waiver is in place for customers traveling to/from Orlando who need to make last-minute changes to their travel plans.
o For JetBlue crewmembers impacted by this event, we have activated resources to assist and are offering a donation program. Crewmembers can visit our internal website, hellojetblue, or talk to their crewleader for more details.
o JetBlue will make a charitable contribution to support the victims and their families.”
We thank the legions of supporters who are reaching out to the Orlando community!!
As the investigation remains active and open in the horrific Pulse nightclub mass shooting, here are some resources and links available to the public.
•Orlando officials are identifying the victims and notifying their families. The names of the victims will be added to this link:http://www.cityoforlando.net/blog/victim….
•The Department of Veterans Affairs is providing emergency mental health assistance to Veterans, employees, and the general public in wake of the mass shooting. An Orlando VA Medical Center Mobile Medical Unit is located at the Beardall Senior Center, 800 Delaney Ave, Orlando, 32801, or call 321-277-6672.
• Blood donations — OneBlood has reached capacity for blood donations, so no further donations are immediately needed. However, anyone interested in making an appointment to donate in the near future can go tooneblood.org/donate-now/ or call 1.888.9Donate.
•Funds for victims and families — Equality Florida has set up a GoFundMe page at Gofundme.com/PulseVictimsFund.
One of my favorite street vendors and I was talking and somehow we began discussing dental care. I still don’t recall how we got on the subject, but he asked for resources because he wanted his remaining teeth all removed. I knew there were local resources, but couldn’t recall them at that time.
Once I got home I was able to collect this list for him from posting online already. I’m gonna print it and hope he makes good use of it.This list is a gift to any adult in the medical coverage whole as well. If you are not near any of these locations, just use the keywords and enter your town or county name. Something must come up.
Low Cost and Free Dental clinics in or near Charlotte
Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Services: Pediatric Dentistry This facility sees children ages 0-13 and offers Sedation Dentistry. As well, they provide a full range of primarydental services like cleanings, fluoride varnish, fillings, sealants, extractions, pulpotomies (babyroot ca
The mobile center provides quality dental care to those in need in the north Mecklenburg and south Iredell area. Basic dental services are provided at this center(dental screenings, cleanings, fillings, extractions, oral health education and referrals to specialty services). Volunteer dental profess
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm This facility opened in January 1996, and began treating patients in July 2004. They serve people who have Medicaid, Health Choice, or private insurance as well as those who are uninsured or underinsured and cannot afford fees charge
Clinic HoursMonday-Thursday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm(Closed for lunch 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm)Friday (Closed) York County Free Clinic provides compassionate care for qualified patients (age 18-64) by appointment only for free services, including dental care. Visit the website provided for full information
601 E. Fifth St., Suite 140 Charlotte, North Carolina 28202 Phone number (704) 375-0172
Matthews Health Clinic
113 N. Ames St. Charlotte, NC 28105 (704) 841-1694
One of the leading place to turn to for help in the greater Charlotte area. A number of basic medical and dental care services are offered, and programs are targeted at the less fortunate and uninsured.
Medical Society, Mecklenburg County – This is a great resource for referrals to government programs and local community clinics as well as social services.
Location of the clinic is 1112 Harding Pl., Suite 200 Charlotte, North Carolina 28204
Carolinas Medical Center (CMC) @ Myers Park
Address – 1350 S. Kings Dr.Charlotte, North Carolina 28207 Phone number – (704) 446-1600
Primary Health-Care of Charlotte, P.A.
Address and phone numbers are 508 Beatties Ford Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28216 Dial – (704) 347-1172
Loving Touch Adult Day/Health Care Center, Inc.
Address of the health center is – 1302 Beatties Ford Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28216 Call the location at (704) 331-0015
Carolinas Medical Center (CMC) @ NorthPark
251 Eastway Dr. Charlotte, North Carolina 28213 (704) 446-9991
Physicians Reach Out
Location is 601 E. Fifth St., Suite 150 Charlotte, NC 28202 (704) 371-4740
Many volunteer nurses, doctors, dentists, and hygienists provide free health and dental care to the homeless and people who can’t afford to pay medical or hospital bills.
W. Williams Community Health Center @ Wilkinson Blvd.
3333 Wilkinson Blvd. Charlotte, North Carolina 28266
Call (704) 393-7720 to speak to a medical professional and to make an appointment. A charity care program is in place for the poor and uninsured.
Another office of the C. W. Williams Community Health Center is @ Midtown Medical Office
If you have been living with your boyfriend for at least 7 ears, you just maybe married. Yes. Girl-Married. My boyfriend swore up and down we were married. And no matter how much I insisted that we weren’t he refused to believe me. Which makes me wonder if his parents are actually married, and at ease at the fact that I I was present at the courthouse when we went to apply for our marriage license. Seems as thought the common Law route is a family norm for them, but that’s a conversation for another day.
Are you shacking, co habitating and wondering if you are considered married? This post will help!
The jurisdictions which still permit common-law marriages are the states of Alabama,Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, South Carolina,Texas, and Utah, and the District of Columbia. does go a little further by saying that if you live in one of the above states and you “hold yourself out to be married” (by telling the community you are married, calling each other husband and wife, using the same last name, filing joint income tax returns, etc.), you are the Mrs.! I think I’ll keep my officiating service right here in the beautiful state of NC.
Alabama. In this state, the parties must agree to be husband and wife, they must have the mental capacity to enter into and understand such an agreement, and they must consummate the marital relationship.
Colorado. In order for a common law marriage to exist in Colorado, the relationship must be proven by the cohabitation of the common law spouses and their reputation for being married.
District of Columbia. In the District, a common law marriage is established by the parties’ explicit intent to be married and by their cohabitation.
Georgia- (if created before 1/1/97)
Idaho (if created before 1/1/96)
Iowa. A common law marriage is established in Iowa by the parties’ intent and agreement to be married, their continuous cohabitation, and their public declarations that they are husband and wife.
Kansas. In Kansas, the man and woman must have the mental capacity to marry, they must agree to be married at the present time, and they must represent to the public that they are married in order for a common law marriage to exist.
New Hampshire. This state recognizes common law marriages only upon the death of one of the spouses. In other words, common law marriages are recognized in New Hampshire for inheritance purposes only.
Montana. In Montana, the parties must have the capacity to consent to marriage, they must agree to be married, they must cohabitate, and they must have a reputation of being married.
Oklahoma. The parties must be competent, agree to enter into a marriage relationship, and cohabitate in order to be considered as having a common law marriage.(for inheritance purposes only)
Pennsylvania. A common law marriage is established in Pennsylvania by the exchanging of words between a man and a woman indicating an intent to be married at the present time. (if created before 1/1/05)
Rhode Island. In Rhode Island, a common law marriage exists if a man and woman have a serious intent to be married and engage in conduct that leads to a reasonable belief by others in the community that they are married.
South Carolina. In this state, if a man and woman intend for others to believe they are married, a common law marriage may be established.
Texas. If a man and woman in Texas sign a form provided by the county clerk, agree to be married, cohabitate, and represent to others that they are married, a common law marriage exists.
Utah. Utah does not recognize common law marriage, however courts can retroactively approve the marriage of couples without ceremony if the couple is of age and legally able to consent to marriage, have lived together, treated each other as spouses and hold themselves out as married.
If You Live in a State that Does Not Recognize Common Law Marriage
There is no way to form a common law marriage, no matter how long you live with your partner. There is one catch: if you spend time in a state that does recognize common law marriage, “hold yourself out as married,” and then return or move to a state that doesn’t recognize it, you are still married (since states all recognize marriages that occurred in other states). However, this is murky legal territory and I don’t recommend experimenting with it!
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