Archive | Uncategorized RSS feed for this section


Pumpkin PieWhat is Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is a federal holiday for giving thanks for whatever it is you’re thankful for that year and celebrating your blessings with a bountiful meal. Traditionally celebrated to give thanks for the food collected at the end of a good harvest season, Thanksgiving originated in 1621 when the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians shared a three-day autumn harvest feast to celebrate the success of their first harvest in the New World. Today, the 1621 feast is acknowledged as the first Thanksgiving.

Learn more about the history of Thanksgiving and controversies surrounding the holiday by clicking here.

When is Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. In 2015, we celebrate Thanksgiving on November 26.

How do people celebrate Thanksgiving?

Government offices, schools and businesses are closed on Thanksgiving and sometimes on Friday. People celebrate Thanksgiving by gathering with family and friends for a delicious meal traditionally consisting of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, rolls and pumpkin pie.

Did You Know…Each year, the U.S. president “pardons” one or two Thanksgiving turkeys from being slaughtered and sends them to a farm for peaceful retirement.

How much do you know about Thanksgiving? Find out with Thanksgiving: Fact or Fiction.


Read full storyComments { 0 }

May 18th is Visit Your Relatives Day!

Visit Your Relatives Day

My Family 2015 Photo Calendar

What is Visit Your Relatives Day?

In between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, time some time to think about your extended family. Visit Your Relatives Day is about staying in touch with close relatives, and taking a day to remind them they’re still in your thoughts.

When is it?

Visit Your Relatives Day always falls on May 18th.

How would you celebrate this holiday?

While this holiday is about visiting your relatives, our busy schedules or long distances doesn’t always make this possible. If this is the case, then give your relatives a call or send them a beautifully-written card. Better yet plan a family reunion on this holiday for a memorable event your whole family will enjoy.

Read full storyComments { 0 }

May 3rd is Garden Meditation Day!

Garden Meditation Day

In The Garden 2015 Wall Calendar

What is Garden Meditation Day?

People have been practicing garden meditation for centuries now. It’s the perfect form of being one with nature, and using its resources to calm and soothe the soul. If gardens can sustain life on this planet, then why couldn’t it sustain the spirit as well. Garden Meditation Day is about finding that soothing environment and allowing you to focus in a stress-filled world.

When is it?

Garden Meditation Day always falls on May 3rd.

How would you celebrate this holiday?

Take some time on May 3rd to tend to your garden and take a breather – whether it’s for a short break or more than an hour. If you don’t have a garden to visit, go visit a neighbor’s garden or visit one of your city’s natural attractions. It’s also a great opportunity to start your own garden and enjoy the spoils of your garden for next year’s Garden Meditation Day.

Read full storyComments { 0 }

A Look Back at Our 15th Anniversary

This month celebrated its 15th anniversary on October 18th. Take a look back at all of this month’s special events before the celebration is over.

15th Anniversary
15 Minutes of Fun Week 1

We started off the festivities with a very special Flip Day asking our fans to pledge 15 minutes of fun every day this month to celebrate 15 years of service. Even if you didn’t take the pledge this month, try to incorporate 15 minutes of fun to your schedule every day.

For inspiration, check out our Facebook page where we always have fun themes from Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work Day to Cranky Co-workers Day.

Check out the activities from our first week here.

Read full storyComments { 0 }

Meet the Staff Day

collageIn honor of our 15th anniversary, we’re celebrating Meet the Staff Day on October 22nd.

Take some time to get to know the people behind


Read full storyComments Off

July 2 – I Forgot Day

July 2, I Forgot Day

July 2, I Forgot Day

Today is another one of those holidays that you’ll probably forget. That’s right, an entire holiday dedicated to remembering what we’ve forgotten and remembering what not to forget in the future.

In honor of this day here’s some things we’ve forgotten:

I once forgot that I was wearing my contact lenses while washing my face. I went in the bathroom to remove them and got distracted in between eyes. I started brushing my teeth, then washed my face. I slipped my glasses on and then looked up in the mirror and everything was blurry. I took my glasses off and cleaned them off thinking that there was a smudge I missed. My vision was the same whether or not my glasses were on or off. I then tried splashing water in my eyes thinking I must have something stuck in my eye. After my third round of water and eye drops, a feeling of panic started to grow, I was going to have to go into the doctor and hope nothing was seriously wrong with my eyes. How would I be able to read, watch TV, or play video games? What if I had to wear an eye patch?

Thankfully before the tears started I realized that I was still wearing one contact lens. ” -Sarah

I used to fly back and forth from Little Rock Ark to Dallas Tx to visit my dad.  One weekend my mom got me ready, packed my bag, drove me an hour to the airport, put me on a plane by myself and sent me to Dallas like she has many times before.  I’m like 7 years old.  I get to Dallas and no one is there to pick me up. I am sitting behind the counter at Southwest airlines for like an hour before they call my mom and she realized that she had forgotten that my dad’s weekend was the following weekend.  She sent me on the wrong weekend and no one was waiting for me. Luckily my aunt lived not far from the airport and I got to spend the weekend with her. ” -Misty

When I was a kid I went to the movies with my cousins.  There were 8 of us kids.  We got half way home when we realized we were one kid short.  Sooooo…. We circled back to get him.  He was playing video games in the lobby. He never knew we left!” – Jessica M.

When I was about 5 years old, my mom took us to Sears in Hancock Center to buy school clothes for my big sisters.  I used to love to hide under the racks of clothing while they shopped.  Apparently, I hid a little too well.  After checking out, my mom moved on to the next store, Kinney’s Shoes to buy shoes for my sisters. I finally came out of my hiding place to discover I couldn’t find my sisters or my mom.  A nice lady at the store found me wandering around and took me to the central checkout station.  She began to page my mom over the intercom.  Since my mom was in an entirely different store, she didn’t hear the pages.  It took her a few minutes (to me it felt like hours) to realize she was missing one of her little chickadees. Retracing her steps, she made her way back to Sears.  As she came racing in the door, she saw me, sitting quite contentedly with several sweet store clerks keeping me entertained.” -Christi

With her book, Marilu Henner, friend of, renowned health advocate, actress, performer, and memory expert, helps you develop the ability to remember more of your past, recall it more clearly, and most of all, understand your memories as a blueprint for the extraordinary life you were meant to have!

Read full storyComments Off