Centers for Independent Living: Aging & Disability Networks

Pt. 3 Vlog Series: Centers for Independent Living – Transitioning to Adulthood. Centers for Independent Living (CILs) are community-based centers that are run by and for people with disabilities and offer a broad range of services to empower and enable people to stay in the community (ACL, 2020). Watch and listen as video blog (vlog) host,… Continue Reading Centers for Independent Living: Aging & Disability Networks

Celebrating our Military Families: Month of the Military Family

By C.C. Gallagher This week’s post is the fourth guest blog contribution from Christine “C.C.” Gallagher, Founder of Military Quality of Life Consulting LLC. C.C. is no stranger to the major life changes and often unexpected transitions that comes with living in a military family. As a mother of two and a spouse to an… Continue Reading Celebrating our Military Families: Month of the Military Family

Holidays in Early Childhood Classrooms: Respecting Cultures and Beliefs

by Crystal Williams, Ed.M. This time of year it can be easy to focus on our own cultural practices surrounding the winter holidays. However, in order to create an inclusive classroom in which all children and families feel represented and accepted, early childhood professionals should take care to avoid certain practices. Here we discuss those… Continue Reading Holidays in Early Childhood Classrooms: Respecting Cultures and Beliefs

Lifestyle Medicine vs. Integrative Medicine

Lifestyle Medicine photo by Unsplash By: Madison Boissiere, Undergraduate Student in Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign In America, healthcare is primarily conventionally based, meaning surgical procedures and pharmacology are used to treat symptoms of diseases. However, these practices are not adequate for the many Americans facing chronic illnesses like… Continue Reading Lifestyle Medicine vs. Integrative Medicine

Beneficiary Designation Decisions

By Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP®, AFC® boneill@njaes.rutgers.edu Having appropriate and up-to-date beneficiary designations is an important part of the financial planning process. It is not enough to build wealth over time, people also want their assets to go to beneficiaries that they care deeply about (e.g., spouse, children, and/or charitable organizations). Personal Financial Managers (PFM)… Continue Reading Beneficiary Designation Decisions

Resource Discovery: Military Child Education Coalition

Children in military families face unique challenges not often experienced by children in the civilian world. With constant moves, changing schools and friends, deployed parents, and parental transitions back into the home, just these challenges alone are enough to increase stress and anxiety for military-connected children. That is why finding resources that military families can… Continue Reading Resource Discovery: Military Child Education Coalition

Staying Positive: Internally Focused Strategies to Help Stay Positive

Written by: Mary Brintnall-Peterson, Ph.D., MBP Consulting, LLC, Professor Emeritus, UW-Extension & Caregiver. (Fourth article in a four-part series on staying positive as a caregiver.) Since there were so many strategies to help us maintain a positive attitude two articles were needed and I’ve probably missed many others.  If your strategy isn’t included please add… Continue Reading Staying Positive: Internally Focused Strategies to Help Stay Positive