Monthly Archives: February 2014

Celebrating Parent Leadership this February

Most of us love our parents. They often go the extra length to create a safe and productive environment for their children, stepchildren and foster children. So when are we going to create a holiday that finally celebrates what makes them so special? This February will be National Parent Leadership month. This initiative was created

The Life of George Washington

George Washington was born into a wealthy family on February 22, 1732. The wealth of George Washington’s family dates back to his great-grandfather, John Washington, who held a bit of distinction in England and was given land by King Henry VIII. George’s father Augustine, was as ambitious as his own father, John. He built mills,

Let’s Talk About American Heart Month

As many of you probably already know, February is American Heart Month. Did you know that heart disease, such as coronary heart disease, heart attack, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease, is the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S.? It’s a pretty startling statistic, but it’s true. There is

National Wise Health Consumer Month Raises Awareness on Physician Choice

February brings National Wise Health Consumer month, an awareness program designed to help Americans take charge of their own health care. The concept is to get people to consider the idea of reducing the cost of their healthcare by shopping doctors or even negotiating lower costs for services. Healthy living shouldn’t have to be expensive.

International Condom Day

What better way to celebrate and even prepare for some Valentine’s Day togetherness than to have it coincide with International Condom Day on February 14, 2014? The chosen date certainly makes sense to me as International Condom Day is an informal observance, created to encourage the use of condoms in order to prevent unwanted pregnancies

Our 16th President of the United States was Remarkable

Basic facts about Abraham’s birth and humble upbringing are known because of his public life as President. Few people know that his life before the age of 40 was marred with failure. Historians credit his remarkable turnaround to the only woman he ever truly loved, Anne Rutledge. Her untimely death from typhoid fever at the

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is upon us once again. The one day of the year that society expects us to show our significant other just how much we love them. For some reason, Valentine’s Day seems to be focused on women, not both women and men. While flowers and candy are the two top gift choices, I