Feeling Down?

Winter Blues. Yes, it’s a thing. You may notice that you are not feeling quite like yourself when there is minimal sunlight. Feeling sluggish, low energy, sleeping more than usual, not being able to concentrate, and being irritable. With our sleep schedule being impacted and the lower levels of serotonin, winter Blues can typically occur during the winter months every year.

Check out the six tips to not become part of the Winter Blues crowd.

Six Tips to Combat the "Winter Blues" | FamilyMeans

Black Friday. It is Worth it?

The purpose for Black Friday, the day right after Thanksgiving, is to take advantage of saving money. Waking up super early, probably grabbing some kind of caffeine, and bracing yourself to put up with the crowds. Some people look forward to the thrill of savings! Saving money is all good, but is it worth it?

Is the day labeled Black Friday actually taking place only on the Friday after Thanksgiving? It seems like it isn’t. Black Friday shopping is now taking place earlier in the week, online shopping is more accessible, and curbside shopping eliminates having to be in crowds in the stores. With these changes, are you more likely to partake in Black Friday shopping?

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What is Veterans Day?

What is Veterans Day?

Veterans Day is a holiday that takes place every year on November 11. It is a day to celebrate and thank those individuals that have served or are currently serving in all branches of the United States Military. It is to honor those brave men and women for their service and for fighting for the freedom of others. A classmate may be a Veteran. Student Veterans are more common now than before. They may have more life experience than another students that they are able to translate over into their career field after graduation.

Top 10 ways to honor a veteran on Veterans Day | DG&M Agency

Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos)

Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos is a holiday that has been more commonly celebrated. It takes place at midnight on October 31 to November 2. Day of the Dead History It is the day when the souls of those that have passed on come back to reunite with those that are living. It is only during this time that the door from the land of the living to the land of those that have passed on is open.

An altar or ofrenda is where pictures of loved ones that have passed on are placed in the home of a living family member. Offerings such as food, drinks, candles, and other items that they enjoyed while they were living can be placed there. Toys are commonly placed for children that have passed on. Offerings can also be placed at the grave of the loved one. Marigold flowers are used to decorate the ofrenda (altar) or grave.

The bright orange and yellow Marigold flower is commonly associated with the Day of the Dead. It is to celebrate the life of the loved one and its petals help to form a path from the front door of a living family member to the inside of the home where the ofrenda (altar) is located.

The Dia de los Muertos Tradition That Almost Wasn't

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