If you are like most Americans you are probably shopping local, but maybe you have not stopped to think about why you are drawn to working with local businesses. Researchers tell us local businesses are more likely to utilize other local businesses, making our communities stronger. For every $100 you spend at a local...READ MORE
People often say that one of the hardest things about that first year, the year after your loved one died, is that no one uses their name or talks about them. The hole in your heart begins to feel deeper and wider because talking about them seems forbidden. And as the holidays approach, the quietness can feel even mor...READ MORE
Oh boy, here they come. The holidays! You can’t really ignore them, but they are going to be different because that special person in your life is no longer going to be sharing the day with you. So, what do you do? First, acknowledge your loss and be aware that you need a plan. Thanksgiving isn’t just another day unle...READ MORE
No one likes to imagine a time when they’re not around to help their children anymore. A parent’s job is never done, regardless of how old their children are. But there may be a time when a parent is no longer there physically for their children. However, there’s one final gift that any parent can give to their child....READ MORE
According to the Center for Disease Control, the average life expectancy for a person living in the United States is 78.6 years. Women on average live slightly longer than men. Our own mortality is not something most people think about on a daily basis. However, it is something that bubbles up in our consciousness fro...READ MORE
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