Tips on hospitalization and advance directives

These tips can help prepare you and your family in the event you become seriously ill or injured and are hospitalized.  Being prepared is such a gift to your loved ones in the event something happens to you. 1. Prepare Advance Medical Directives Advance directives are legal forms that let you have a say about […]

Beware the “Swoop and Settle” Tactic!

Oftentimes after an accident the person thinks they’re okay – just some soreness they figure is “no big deal” and will go away. “Swoop and Settle” is a sneaky tactic by some unscrupulous insurance companies who will call you early in the process and get you to verbally agree to settle your case over the […]

Origins of Black History Month

Since 1976, the USA has celebrated Black History Month every February as a way to honor the contributions, history, and culture of the African American experience in America. This yearly celebration originated decades earlier with Carter G. Woodson. On Feb. 7, 1926, Carter G Woodson created the “Negro History Week” to encourage the teaching of […]

Heart Health Awareness Month

Among several other worthy celebrations, the CDC considers February the American Heart Health Month. A month meant to spread awareness on how to keep your heart healthy and why it matters. The Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention would like to shine a light on hypertension and to address barriers, unique to certain communities […]

The Importance of Traditions

What do Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Yule, and other winter holiday celebrations share in common? Traditions. Of course, “tradition” has a broad meaning and permeates cultures in all its forms. At their core, traditions are simply ideas that are passed down from one generation to the next. Traditions can come in the form of belief systems, […]

Finding Thankfulness and Gratitude

This Thanksgiving, we hope you all have a wonderful holiday! That being said, this can be a difficult time of year for some people, specifically those with problematic family members. In stressful company, it can be difficult to find things to be thankful for. However, regardless of the holiday, regardless of the company, being thankful […]

Understanding Suicidal Ideation

Suicide is still a taboo subject matter for most people which makes it a difficult issue to discuss. Additionally, for those who haven’t experienced legitimate suicidal thoughts, also known as Suicidal Ideation, the very idea of suicide can be hard to comprehend. However, being able to discuss suicide with those experiencing suicidal ideation is one […]

The Stress of Homework on Students

With summer officially coming to a close and with school starting back up again, many households are once again experiencing a shift in day-to-day life. One big shift may come to families with children attending school and the increasing stress that brings. Studies show that in the past decade, teachers on average are prescribing more […]

Bonjour! Celebrate Dallas’ French roots with Bastille on Bishop!

Photo by Joe deSousa on Unsplash If you’re looking for a fun, family-friendly event in Dallas, be sure to head over to Oak Cliff for Bastille on Bishop! The annual Bishop Arts celebration of Bastille Day. Bastille Day is the English-given name for France’s Independence Day on July 14th, 1789. The name refers to when […]

Practical Pool Safety

Photo by Melinda Martin on Unsplash June 21st is officially the first day of summer, but Texas weather never seems to adhere to the calendar. With the summer heat coming in quickly, it’s best to start planning your summer activities now. What better way to enjoy the weather and cool off in the heat than […]

Mental Health Awareness

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and while we may be near the end of the month, there are still things we can learn and practices we can incorporate into our lives to help loved ones that may be dealing with a mental health condition!   Mental health conditions […]