Monthly Archives: December 2019

Celebrating Henri Matisse’s Birthday

artist in his studio

On this day in 1869, legendary artist Henri Matisse was born. Today marks the anniversary of Henri Matisse’s birthday.  Matisse is best known for being one of the most revolutionary and influential artists of the early 20th century.  During his 60-year career, Matisse worked with various media, from painting to sculpture to printmaking.  While he

Let’s Get in Touch This Write to a Friend Month

postage stamp

December is Write to a Friend Month. It’s likely that receiving a handwritten letter or card is a distant memory for many of us.  Well, Write to a Friend Month encourages us to change that!  As the name suggests, this month is about connecting with our friends with a heartfelt, handwritten message.  While we can

On This Day in History: The Federal Reserve was Established


On this day in 1913, the Federal Reserve Act was signed into law. On December 23, 1913, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Federal Reserve Act into law.  The Act created the Federal Reserve System, which became the central banking system of the United States.  When Congress developed the objectives of the Federal Reserve Act, they

Suggestions to Possibly Avoid a Holiday Hangover

friends drinking at party

How we may prevent hangover symptoms this holiday season. With the holidays nearly here, many of us maybe attending parties and other events. Because holiday parties often involve alcohol, we might want to consider the possibility of hangovers.  While limiting our alcohol intake is one great way to avoid hangover symptoms, here are some of the

On This Day in History: The Pilgrims Landed on Plymouth Rock

historic boat

On this day in 1620, the Mayflower landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts. On December 18, 1620, the Mayflower landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and the Pilgrims aboard began their new settlement, Plymouth colony.  By the time the ship docked, the pilgrims had gone through a 14-year ordeal.  The Mayflower story began in 1606 when a group of

On This Day in History: The South Pole was Discovered

dog sledding through South Pole

Today marks the anniversary of Roald Amundsen’s journey to the South Pole. On December 14, 1911, Norwegian-born Road Amundsen became the first explorer to reach the South Pole.  Amundsen beat out his rival, English explorer Robert F. Scott, who officially landed on the South Pole on January 18, 1912.  While Amundsen was able to successfully

Here are Some Suggestions that May Make Holiday Parties Less Stressful

guests raising their glasses at a holiday party

Here are some suggestions to likely alleviate the stress of hosting a holiday party. For those of us who are hosting friends and family for the holidays, we may be feeling the pressure of throwing a perfect party.  However, hosting a party doesn’t have to be an anxiety-inducing event.  Here are some steps that we can