For most of us, the next six weeks or so will include at least one family get-together. Depending on the person and his or her history, the very thought of these festivities evoke a wide range of emotions, from joy to outright dread. So what can you do to prepare for the stress you might experience?
The holiday season is a joyful time of year for most, but for some, SAD (seasonal affective disorder,) can negatively affect this festive time of year. SAD is a type of depression that affects a person during a certain time every year. This is commonly brought on during the winter months, and can be called the “winter blues."
I am pleased to tell you that over the last several weeks we have taken additional steps toward the goal of processing bills within 3 days after receipt at Liberty. It is going to be a reality in the near term. We also have improved efficiencies and added headcount to ensure we are answering calls in a more timely manner. Thanks to improvements, when you call us, we will answer.
Each October, many charities, research organizations, medical institutions, and individuals participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month to spread the word about the need for early detection and proper treatment for those diagnosed with breast cancer. Understandably, most people prefer not to dwell on their cancer risk or entertain thoughts of what might happen if they were diagnosed, but the reality is that breast cancer will affect roughly 1 in 8 women born today.
What do you picture when you hear the words “holiday heart?” The phrase might evoke images of warm family gatherings, wintry outings with friends that end with hot cider, or even chocolates. As lovely as these nostalgic scenes might be, “holiday heart syndrome” actually refers to an increase in emergency room visits and hospital admissions from an irregular heart rhythm that many people experience around the holidays. It can happen to anyone, even otherwise healthy people.
In less than two weeks, many of us will face a steady stream of costumed little ones visiting our front doors and begging for something sweet to eat. Unless you want to spend the evening sitting in the dark and pretending not to be home, it’s best not to be caught empty-handed (this author cannot confirm nor deny prior experience in this department).