Being a successful leader is a status that many aspire and want to become, but the hard work, sacrifice, and drive it takes to make one a successful leader is often what separates the ones who hope to be one from the ones who are willing to put in the effort to make it become a reality. It’s easy to WANT success, but not so easy to achieve it. The definition of leadership is someone with a strong personality and good people skills that can motivate others to work together to achieve a common goal. Digging deep into what it takes to make a successful leader, we need to identify the traits of an effective leader, the practices of an effective leader and the mistakes and actions you want to avoid that can actually hurt your leadership and influence with others. Read More
One of the most debilitating diseases that is prevalent in our nation is Cerebral Palsy. Many have heard of it, but few of us truly understand what it is, how it happens, and how it affects those with its diagnosis. In the United States, over 10,000 babies are born each year with Cerebral Palsy, 1,500 school age children will be diagnosed with the disease a year, and a staggering 764,000 people exhibit at least one of the many symptoms of CP on average. It's important that a crisis of this magnitude be explained to bring about awareness. Read More
As the temperatures begin to cool down and the leaves begin their color transformation, we embark on fall, one of our most beautiful seasons. Fall is not only the gateway to the holidays, it is nature’s preparation time for winter, which can be a brutal season for some people, animals and plant life. Some would love to join the bears, certain types of squirrels and snakes and hibernate with them, sleep right on through winter, while others can’t wait to break out the boots, coats, gloves and sleds. Whatever your seasonal preference, winter IS coming and there are certain ways we can better prepare ourselves, our homes and our family for winter to arrive. Read More
One of the most important things you can keep in your daily routine is brushing your teeth! Your teeth and your oral health impact so much of the overall health of your body, taking care of them is a MUST, not an option! In a study performed by Delta Dental, it was a surprise to find that 31% of Americans don’t brush their teeth twice a day, AND 2% of those surveyed don’t brush their teeth AT ALL!! In this time of thousands of kinds of toothbrushes and toothpastes, numerous dental practices and a worldwide internet FULL of helpful information, we still can do better! Read More
How many times have you found yourself making a simple mistake because your brain was trying to process ten things at one time? Not only is it stressful, it’s not good for you. Stretching yourself too far physically, psychologically and emotionally is going to wind up hurting you in all aspects.
We’ve come around the concept “it’s really ok to say no” before. Let’s look at how focusing on a few things and doing those few things well translates into us being successful, happy, and not overworked and overwhelmed.
This is a great question and one I wish more people would ask. Think about this, your toothbrush goes inside your mouth... and what's inside your mouth? Germs! Leftover food! Read More
Medical knowledge, research and technology has made great advances in the last century. Medical and dental practices have exceeded their treatment and are with new findings, treatments and better sanitation methods. Curious at how things USED to be? Let’s just say once you get a good glimpse into how “dental procedures” were performed back in the day, you will hug your dentist the next time you see him or her! Without any dental school in generations past, what would you expect? Did you ever see any of those classic “horror” movies that came out in the 1940’s through the 1960’s? That’s the road we are headed down! Read More
Some of the most important life advice we can receive won’t be coming from a laptop, phone or tablet. It will come from the generation that has lived real history, and lived long enough to tell us, and teach us about it. The greatest mistake would be letting ourselves get so wrapped up in the “new” of today that we miss the advice of “what was.” Men and women from the greatest generation (and after) were asked what advice would they offer to today’s up and coming adults, the heirs to the world, businesses and communities that they worked so hard to build. This is a collection of their life lessons. May their advice on the greatest and most relevant topics encourage and inform us as we walk the paths they walked before us. Read More
With increasing numbers of food allergies and food sensitivities, there have been a lot of food “alternatives” to hit the market. One of the most common, with the widest range of choices,is the market for “milk alternatives.” Milk allergies and lactose intolerance has always been an issue for some people who didn’t have many other options, until recent years. Milk is REALLY good for you. It encompasses nine essential nutrients: calcium, vitamin D, B vitamins, high-quality protein, phosphorus, vitamin A, zinc, magnesium, and selenium. Whether it is helping to convert your food into energy, building your bones into strong bones, or helping you to keep a healthy immune system, milk is always working in your favor. Being allergic, sensitive or lactose intolerant can leave you at a disadvantage. Enter in our milk alternatives. Which ones are actually good for you, the healthiest of the alternatives? What to look for when choosing the right one for you? Read More
We hear THE TERM organic often, but we don’t get enough stability in information to make a decision on it’s benefit to our welfare. In terms of fresh produce, our fruits and vegetables, what does organic really mean? Organic produce is defined as food that is grown on soil without the use of prohibited synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. The USDA has a whole series of regulations that must be met in order for produce to be called organic. Farmers have to undergo an organic inspection every year in order for their produce to be correctly classified as organic, and it’s an extensive inspection and an important process. What does “organic farming” mean? Which option is healthier for you: organic or non organic? What should you look for when purchasing organic produce? Read More
There is always so much to be done to accomplish great personal hygiene and to keep a clean house running smoothly. What better way to teach kids responsibility and the value of working as a team by showing them how to take care of themselves and how to take care of the place in which they live.