A picture of a gift drawn on a chalkboard
December 6th 2018

In this frenzied time of gift purchasing and giving, it’s important to remember that some of our favorite things to give and receive aren’t actually “things”. They may be memories of special times spent together.  If you have run out of gift ideas for your loved ones, we’ve gathered great suggestions below – some of which don’t even cost a dime!

American Flag flying in rememberance of those who have served
May 28th 2018
 

Memorial Day is an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May. It is a day of remembrance, a time to honor the men and women who have died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.

Man gazing off into the distance in front of a Christmas tree
December 13th 2017

With the frenzied pace of the holiday season (activities, guests, shopping, parties, baking, etc.) it’s no wonder that stress and depression can seem an inevitable part of the festivities. However, with a little planning, there may be a way for you to enjoy your holiday time a little bit more! Mayo Clinic and Health.com offer the following tips:

Independence Day
July 3rd 2017

From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence. How remarkable is it that this year marks our 241st year of celebration?

Father and child
June 14th 2017

In the United States, Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June. The holiday provides a time to celebrate the contribution that fathers and father figures make in our lives.

A woman called Sonora Smart Dodd was an influential figure in the establishment of Father's Day. After the death of her mother, her father raised six children by himself. This was very uncommon at that time, as many widowers placed their children in the care of others or quickly married again.

Memorial Day
May 26th 2017

Memorial Day is an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May. It is a day of remembrance, a time to honor the men and women who have died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.

Two children kissing mom  on cheek
May 12th 2017

In the United States, the celebration of Mother's Day began in the early 20th century when, following her mother’s death in 1905, a woman named Anna Jarvis conceived of Mother’s Day as a day of personal celebration between mothers and families.

Man sitting in front of Christmas tree
December 13th 2016

With the frenzied pace of the holiday season (activities, guests, shopping, parties, baking, etc.) it’s no wonder that stress and depression can seem an inevitable part of the festivities. However, with a little planning, there may be a way for you to enjoy your holiday time a little bit more! Mayo Clinic and Health.com offer the following tips:

Two buttons: Calm and Panic
November 29th 2016

The holidays, while often a joyful time, can be a source of stress for many, and can bring on feelings of depression and even loneliness for others.

Below are some tips to help make the holidays a little easier.

Do something good for others

The holiday season offers many opportunities to focus on others. Make a donation of money or time to your favorite charity, take a meal to a family who may need one, shovel someone’s driveway, etc.

Laugh

American Flag
July 4th 2016

"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave".  ~Elmer Davis

July fourth is a time to slow down, take stock and appreciate the freedoms we enjoy every day. 

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