Canine Therapy Corps: What It Is

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Canine Therapy Corps

With years of experience in marketing, project management, and public relations, Nadia Bedricky has lent her skills to companies including PromoGroup/Net 10 Division and PEPISCO – both in Chicago. A dog lover, Nadia Bedricky also worked with greyhounds through Canine Therapy Corps.

A non-profit organization, Canine Therapy Corps encourages people to improve their health through the power of the human-animal bond and animal-assisted therapy. The non-profit organization has offered free therapy services since 1991.

Canine Therapy Corps operates many programs. Advocate Children’s Hospital Outpatient Pediatric Therapy works with young children, particularly focusing on speech, occupational, and physical therapies. Ariella Joy Frankel Keshet Day School works with autistic children between the ages of 5 and 13 to help improve communication, sensory processing, and social skills. Heartland Alliance visits teenaged boys at group shelters. Most are dealing with immigration issues and waiting to reunite with their families.

Canine Therapy Corps relies on the generous support of the public, either through donations or volunteer time. To learn more about how to help, visit

Tips for Juicing

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Based in West Palm Beach, Florida, Nadia Bedricky has years of experience in communications and marketing, serving companies like PromoGroup as brand ambassador and team lead. At home, Nadia Bedricky is interested in health foods and making her own juice.

Juicing is a great way to get extra nutrients into your diet and starting a juicing regime is easy. It’s best to purchase a juicer, which takes the fruits and vegetables and separates the insoluble fiber to create a smooth liquid. However, you can also use a blender as long as you have a way to strain the fiber out of the liquid.

Once you’re set with a juicer or blender, pick out two to three recipes then purchase all the ingredients. For the healthiest options, aim for an 80 to 20 ratio of veggies to fruit in order to keep sugar content low. Before juicing, remove skins, seeds, and pits from all produce and wash the produce well. Juice is best consumed right away, but can be served for up to 24 hours in airtight containers.

Three Easy Gluten-Free Recipe Ideas

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Gluten-Free Recipe Ideas

Nadia Bedricky is a marketing and public relations professional who previously worked as a brand ambassador for the Arena Football League and assisted with game-day operations for the NFL Network. In her free time, Nadia Bedricky enjoys experimenting with different recipes and eating gluten-free foods. Below are three easy-to-make gluten-free meals.

1. Mexican-style omelet wrap – To prepare the filling, mix sliced spring onions, chopped coriander leaves, red wine vinegar, chopped tomatoes, spinach, and sea salt, and set aside. Cook eggs into omelet over medium-low heat, and when the omelet is finished, fill with salad mixture and roll it up as if it were a wrap. Drizzle a mixture of lime juice and Tabasco sauce over the omelet for extra flavor.

2. Warm winter salad – This simple salad idea brings together broccoli, kale, and cooked quinoa in a large frying pan. Once broccoli is charred and kale is wilted, add a homemade dressing consisting of juice from an orange, red wine vinegar, honey, olive oil, and tahini. Garnish finished salad with roasted hazelnuts and orange slices.

3. Quinoa and black beans – For this flavorful alternative to rice and black beans, begin by cooking onion and garlic in a medium saucepan until lightly browned and mix in quinoa and vegetable broth. Season with cayenne pepper, cumin, salt, and pepper and bring to a boil. Cover the saucepan and simmer on reduced heat until the broth is absorbed. Complete by stirring in cooked corn removed from the cob, cooked black beans, and cilantro.

Life Skills Programs at Grace Centers of Hope

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Grace Centers of Hope

A former brand ambassador and team lead for PromoGroup/Net 10 Division, Nadia Bedricky possesses extensive experience in marketing, project management, and public relations. Dedicated to helping her community, Nadia Bedricky has supported organizations as Grace Centers of Hope.

Since 1942, Grace Centers of Hope (GCH) has been helping people recover from homelessness, abuse, and addiction. This is accomplished through its one-year residential rehabilitation program.

Offering both a men’s and women’s program, GCH helps individuals and families transition to stable employment and housing as well as sobriety. Its life skills program focuses on finding the reasons why they find themselves separated from God, and how to establish or re-establish that connection. The program equips participants with practical tools to lead productive lives and defeat their addictions.

Over the course of the year, participants are given the tools they need to succeed in their lives. The program provides daily meals, personal hygiene services, clothing, and Bible study. Participants are also given the opportunity to receive group and individual counseling, along with financial planning assistance and access to GCH’s education and career center. In order to join the life skills program, individuals must be at least 18 years old, possess valid identification, and be homeless, a victim of domestic violence, or addicted to drugs or alcohol.

A Few of the Possible Health Benefits of Coconut Water

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Coconut Water

Nadia Bedricky enjoys living a healthy lifestyle and eating healthy foods. To stay hydrated, Nadia Bedricky drinks coconut water, which is naturally high in electrolytes that help quench thirst quickly.

Beyond its hydrating abilities, coconut water has been connected to a number of other health benefits. Because coconut water is rich in potassium, magnesium, and vitamin C, the drink may help regulate blood pressure.

Coconut water also may help balance the effects of sodium and return blood pressure to a normal level. People with hypertension may be advised by their doctors to drink two cups of fresh coconut water each day to help control their blood pressure.

Studies have shown that coconut water can help lower the levels of low-density lipoprotein (bad cholesterol) and increase levels of high-density lipoprotein (good cholesterol), which can lower the risk of heart disease. Coconut water may also help improve circulation, which lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke. People with diabetes can benefit from coconut water because it contains dietary fiber and amino acids that improve insulin sensitivity and regulate blood sugar.

Four Recipe Ideas for the Beginning Cook

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Chicken Noodle Soup

A communications and marketing professional with more than a decade of experience, Nadia Bedricky formerly served as a team leader and brand ambassador for PromoGroup/Net 10 Division in Chicago, Illinois. Nadia Bedricky also considers herself a beginner cook and enjoys experimenting with different kinds of food, particularly healthier items. The following list features recipe ideas for the beginner chef to help them further their culinary skills.

1. Chicken noodle soup. A classic meal favored for its simplicity and status as a comfort-food for those with colds, chicken noodle soup requires few ingredients and can be made in under 30 minutes. Although hundreds of variations exist, many derive from a basic starter method that incorporates noodles, chicken breast, and chicken broth. You can also add an assortment of vegetables for added flavor and vitamins, such as chickpeas and carrots.

2. Autumn chopped salad. Salads do not take a lot of time to make and their level of complexity usually depends on what ingredients you decide to include. Fresh and somewhat seasonal, the autumn chopped salad features fall fruits such as apples and pears complemented by fresh vegetables, dried fruits, and nuts. Sweet dressings like poppy seed or raspberry-walnut will help bring out the flavors and you can also add tangy cheeses such as feta or Gorgonzola.

3. Lemon-rosemary grilled chicken. Grilled chicken recipes enable you to create a healthy meal with a lot of flavor through the use of herbs and marinating sauces. Different dishes will require different marinating times, although lemon marinades can take less than an hour to chill. You can also serve grilled chicken with a green side for a complete and healthy meal.

4. Shrimp and Zucchini Stir-Fry. With vegetables and protein as the primary ingredients, stir-fries can make for simple, healthy meals for the beginner chef. Shrimp cooks quickly regardless of the method used, making it a great ingredient for cooks of all experience levels. You can also add herbs and spices other than the traditional salt and pepper to add more flavor and cater the dish to your tastes.

Annual 19th Women Helping Women Luncheon and Fashion Show in May 2017

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Women Helping Women

Communications and marketing professional Nadia Bedricky formerly served as a brand ambassador and team leader for PromoGroup/Net 10 Division in Illinois, where she handled brand marketing and other services for the Arena Football League. Beyond her professional pursuits, Nadia Bedricky supports Grace Centers of Hope, a faith-based outreach organization that serves individuals and families facing homelessness and other disadvantages. Grace Centers of Hope will host its 19th Annual Women Helping Women Luncheon and Fashion Show in May 2017.

The Women Helping Women Luncheon and Fashion Show welcomes supporters and contributors of Grace Centers of Hope to enjoy an afternoon of food, fashion, and a charity auction. A morning preview of the silent auction will kick off the event, followed by a luncheon and fashion show featuring some of Michigan’s leading designers. In addition, the event will raise awareness of women’s issues regarding homelessness and addiction while celebrating women who managed to overcome these issues. Event organizers set a fundraising goal of $200,000 from ticket sales and sponsorship, and proceeds will benefit women’s programs administered by Grace Centers of Hope.

Grace Centers of Hope’s 19th Annual Women Helping Women Luncheon and Fashion Show will take place May 6, 2017, at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, Michigan. Attendees may purchase tickets individually or become a sponsor to access group packages and other benefits. For more information on attendance and sponsoring, visit