Many years ago, my family was faced with the fact that my grandma could no longer live alone. Grandma was around 94, sharp as a tack, and did not want to live with me. Keep in mind, grandma raised me, so I was more like the younger daughter than the granddaughter. I respected her decision, and now … [Read more...] about Assisted Living Communities: How to Choose the Right One
In 2020, Congress designated the new 988 dialing code to operate through the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s (1-800-273-8255) network of more than 200 locally operated and funded crisis centers across the country. On July 16, the U.S. will transition to using the 988 dialing code, … [Read more...] about How the 988 Suicide, Crisis Lifeline is Designed to Save Lives
In honor of National Teen Pregnancy Awareness Day, which was May 6, I wanted to write about teen pregnancy. Did you know that teen or adolescent pregnancy is considered to be all females/pregnant people under the age of 20? At 18 and 19 they can vote, join the military, move out, rent an … [Read more...] about Educating about Teen, Adolescent Pregnancy
In May’s Quad Cities Business News, we discussed the foundation of a winning financial plan, including creating a budget and managing debt. In Part II, we will continue to build on that foundation. Education Being qualified for employment is essential. What is it you have a passion for? Can … [Read more...] about Creating a Winning Financial Plan, Part II
Have you ever stopped to think about the reason you do business with the companies that you do? Sometimes, I’ve gone into a fast food place, ordered something from a business, or a service or a product over the phone and had such a poor experience that I’ve wondered, how do they stay in business? … [Read more...] about How Do Your Favorite Companies Do Business?
I was feeling a bit fatigued, sluggish, perimenopausal and experiencing some stress. My adrenals were in overload. I believed these feelings were caused by a busy catering season and some of life’s stresses. I knew I needed some guidance and nurturing. I scheduled an appointment at the Mobile … [Read more...] about Let Food Be Thy Medicine
The mountains of Arizona are at the peak of the planting season. The start of summer offers even brighter flowers than spring, and Watters Garden Center is fully stocked with these summer lovers. Flowers are beautiful, but they are a mixed blessing for allergy sufferers. Not all flowers trigger … [Read more...] about Planting Allergy-Free Flowers for Summer Gardens
Economists at Fannie Mae have dramatically downgraded their home sales forecasts for this year and next, saying they expect a “modest recession” in the second half of next year in the face of Fed tightening and the war in Ukraine. Home sales are now expected to decline by 7.4% this year and 9.7% … [Read more...] about Higher Interest Rates Having an Impact on Sales and Appreciation of Homes
My life as a Prescott area residential and commercial broker for more 35 years was a good run and my health was OK, except for being 100 pounds overweight. Four years ago, I started to develop some health challenges and the news wasn’t good. My doctor informed me I was pre-diabetic with high … [Read more...] about Is It Time for a Body Health Tune-Up?
In the three years it has been open free to the public on famed Whiskey Row in Prescott, the Western Heritage Center (WHC) has become one of the more popular destinations for visitors in downtown Prescott. Founder-owner and president of the WHC, Dennis Gallagher, is inviting anyone who wants to … [Read more...] about Western Heritage Center Plans May Celebrations