The death of a loved one is one of life’s toughest moments. Grief is not only difficult for the individual experiencing the loss, but also for those who care about that individual. Many times, people find it hard to know what to do or say - and feel uncomfortable talking to a grieving individual. But don’t let your discomfort dissuade you from supporting that person and her wellness. First and foremost, it is important to understand grief and how people experience it. Grief stricken ... Continue Reading
Talking to someone who is grieving can really help in their grief process.
World Water Day is today – learn more about the event, and find out how you can participate.
World Water Day is an annual event created by the United Nations to focus our collective global attention on the issues surrounding finite, clean, safe water. Water scarcity may well be the greatest crisis of our times. On March 22nd, people across the globe will celebrate this year's World Water Day theme, Water and Food Security: Call for Solutions. Before we explore WWD further, I would invite you to consider the last time you had no access to clean water when you needed it. If you have ... Continue Reading
Here are some tools and apps for making home inventory easier, and less time-consuming.
Do you have any idea how much you own - or what all the electronics, furnishings, clothing, jewelry, and furniture pieces in your home are collectively worth? If you’re like most people, the answer is no. According to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, 48 percent of consumers do not have an inventory of their possessions. And for those who do, 32 percent don’t have photos, and 58 percent lack receipts. These records are the key to helping you recoup your expenses if ... Continue Reading
If your child struggles to read, here are some interactive and fun ways to help.
When my daughter began Kindergarten last year I was beside myself with excitement. As a former First Grade Teacher, with my Master's Degree in Reading and Language Arts, I felt I had prepared her well. I was shocked to get a call a few weeks into the new school year from her teacher - telling me that my daughter was struggling in her reading and writing. I knew that to make her successful, certain steps needed to be taken. As a teacher I worked daily to encourage and motivate the children that ... Continue Reading