The Beacon: May 2024

May is the month of remembrance. This year is especially difficult for me as I’ve had personal family members pass away. One served in the Navy and died by suicide, and one was a long-time caretaker of a Vietnam veteran whose selfless service took her way too soon.​   Memorial Day is...

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The Beacon: January 2024

January is the month of new. A new year and people making new resolutions, deciding to make new changes to hopefully better their lives. The sad news is that only 9% of people will actually keep their resolutions for the entire year. Why are we so resistant to change? Humans are creatures of...

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The Beacon: December 2023

December is a month of many things. Religious holidays, the remembrance of the attack on Pearl Harbor, National Fruitcake Month and National Read a New Book Month. Universal Human Rights Month. The end of a past year and the wish for the new year to be merry and bright.​ ​ A time to reflect and a...

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The Beacon: October 2023

October 30 – November 3 is National Veteran Owned Business Week. Did you know that there are two million veteran owned businesses in the US. Those businesses employ over five million Americans and represent $1.3 trillion in sales. ​ Veterans are 45% more likely to start a business and Veteran...

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The Beacon: September 2023

It’s National Self-Care Awareness Month. That could mean different things to different people. Whatever it means to you, give yourself permission to do self-care this month and build a self-care habit to make it a routine.  The best self-care practice is the one that makes YOU feel best. A...

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