World Speech Day

Today, March 15th, is officially World Speech Day. While not everyone is a public speaker, it is not just a day to give speeches, it is also a day to listen. We can listen to a speech, become wiser by thinking about a speech we heard. Or even sharpening our minds by developing ideas that.. read more →

15 Mar 2018
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March On: How Social Workers Help Us

March is National Social Workers Month, which gives us the opportunity to focus on the many roles that social workers play, day in and day out, often without our being aware. Here is a broad look at the social worker reach throughout our society. Social work, a helping profession, has become so involved that an.. read more →

03 Mar 2018
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How to Keep A New Year’s Resolution

How many Americans make New Year’s resolutions? According to a University of Scranton report released in January 2014, it’s nearly half (45%). The trouble is that by June, less than half remained committed to their January 1st desire for change. Why do New Year’s resolutions seem doomed to fail? New Year’s resolutions fail because people are too.. read more →

26 Dec 2017
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How are you celebrating “Go The Extra Mile Day?”

The Extra Mile Day was started by The Extra Mile America Foundation in 2009. As a non-profit organization that promotes action and a positive attitude, it designated the day to encourage citizens from all walks of life to simply live a fulfilling, self-directed lifestyle that does not constrain their potential, and that enables them to.. read more →

01 Nov 2017
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As Summer Turns to Fall

As the weather cools down and winter approaches, there are several things that you could apply in your daily routine so the change from summer to fall to winter will not affect you as much. Senior citizens especially can benefit from these tips since oftentimes they are more prone to sicknesses such as the flu.. read more →

25 Sep 2017
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Happy National Coloring Book Day!

Everybody loves coloring! Coloring and coloring books have always been popular with children, but over the years adults have gotten more and more involved. Adult coloring is now a huge trend and many are finding that it is not only fun but also a great way to reduce stress and spend time with friends —.. read more →

02 Aug 2017
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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for…National Ice Cream Month!

Talk about relief. It’s July, that mid-month of summer when it’s already too sweltering to be outside, but it’s unrealistic to expect that every single moment can be spent indoors with blasting A/C. So what do you do? Scream? Well that wouldn’t be so effective as a cooling technique. But scream for, and then purchase.. read more →

23 Jul 2017
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Summer Has Arrived – What Does It Mean?

We’ve just passed the summer solstice, when the sun reaches its highest height as seen from our northern hemisphere, officially welcoming in the quarter of the year we call summer. In the US and most of the western world, summer solstice passes without much ado. To be sure, pockets of celebrants do mark it with.. read more →

23 Jun 2017
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Father’s Day: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

Instead of the flowers, here come the neckties. Gone are the pastels, in come the brown hues.  Brunch to celebrate? Well, yes, that’s the same. Last month we had Mother’s Day, this month it’s Father’s Day. Following Anna Jarvis’s successful campaign in 1908 to initiate Mother’s Day, Father’s Day started about seven years later in.. read more →

09 Jun 2017
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Tradition Evolved: The History of Mother’s Day

Ah, Mother’s Day.  The cards, the flowers, the smiles, the gratitude.  The leisurely  brunches and outdoor strolls in the sunshine – spring is blossoming just like you did before your mother’s eyes, all those years she raised you. Yes, motherhood is the hardest job due to its never-endingness and emotional weight, and Mother’s Day is.. read more →

11 May 2017
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