7 Tips for Avoiding Holiday Depression

Andy Williams once sang that the holiday season is the “most wonderful time of the year,” but for many people it isn’t so cheerful. The impending holidays can be stressful – end-of-year deadlines at work, family problems, poor drinking and eating habits, cold and dark winter days, and other issues can trigger sadness for anyone prone to depression. If you are feeling down this holiday, there are some ways to lift your spirits. Here are some tips:

Stay Safe this Winter with Home and Travel Prep

Winter comes faster than we think and we often aren’t prepared for it. When temperatures start to fall it’s a good idea to be prepared for any impending hazards from storms and cold temperatures. Winterizing your home and vehicles, and planning for power outages will help to keep you and your family safe during the cold season. Here are some tips:

Why Singles Should Consider Life Insurance

When the topic of life insurance comes up, people typically discuss how families and businesses can protect their assets in the future. They don’t usually think of it being applicable to single people. But life insurance is really a long-term benefit that everyone should consider. Even if you aren’t married or don’t have kids, it doesn’t mean your death won’t have a financial impact on others in the present or is the future.

Be Mindful of Your Mental Health as the Seasons Change

The Fall season is full of fun and exciting activities like Halloween, pumpkin carvings, apple picking, festivals and parties. But the Fall weather can also bring the onset of seasonal depression, also known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), or the “winter blues” for many people.