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Monthly Archives: February 2020

Suggestions as to How We Can Support a Loved One Suffering from Depression

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What we can do to help someone suffering from depression. Depression may be one of the most debilitating and frightening mental illnesses.  For those of us who have loved ones suffering from depression, it is highly likely that it may be challenging to offer the support that they need. However, it’s important to remember that even

Let’s Celebrate—Mardi Gras is Here!

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Here’s what’s essential about Mardi Gras Mardi Gras is the annual celebration that marks the last day before the Christian season of Lent.  Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday” in French, gets its name from the practice of eating rich, fatty foods before the ritual fasting that takes place the 47-days leading up to Easter.  It

Happy Birthday, Steve Jobs!

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Celebrating the life and legacy of Apple founder, Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs (1955 – 2011) is best known as the Chairman, CEO, and Co-founder of Apple, Inc.  Credited with the development of many of Apple’s most iconic products, Jobs is often referred to as the father of modern technology.  While Jobs is most connected to

How We Can Support Our Teens To Abandon Toxic Relationships

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Suggestions as to how we can offer support to our teens. February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, a month dedicated to creating awareness for the growing epidemic of teen dating violence. As parents, the very idea of our teens beingin an abusive or toxic relationship is most likely abhorrent and heartbreaking.  This is why it’s

Today Marks the Anniversary of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

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On this day in 1968, the first episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was aired in the United States. Today is the anniversary of the first episode of the iconic children’s television program, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”  Having enjoyed a successful and astounding 33-year run, the show touched countless lives and modeled to children and adults about

What We Could Be Doing Instead of Staring at Our Smart Devices

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Here are some of the productive things we could be doing instead of playing around with our devices. In this day and age, it can feel like we are inseparable from our devices. While in general, most of them assist us with our communication, our research, our news gathering, our downtime.  However, the more time that we

Happy Birthday, Susan B. Anthony!

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On this day in 1820, Susan B. Anthony was born. Today marks the birthday of legendary women’s rights activist Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906).  Along with friend and fellow activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Anthony is best known for her fight for social reform, abolition, and women’s suffrage.  While she did not live to see the ratification