Happy Leif Erikson Day

Happy Leif Erikson Day October 9 is recognised as the day Leif Erikson, Norse adventurer, reportedly visited the New World circa 1000 AD. He is credited as the first European to 'discover' America, 500 years before Christopher Columbus. The exact details of his voyage are not entirely known, and the earliest recordings of 'Vinland', the…
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It’s Midsummer!

~Happy Midsummer~   Spring has sprung and summer is here! Midsummer marks the halfway point of the growing season and the start of astronomical summer. Midsummer falls on the Summer Solstice, approximately June 21 or 22 depending on the year. Astronomical summer is based on the Earth's axial tilt and elliptical orbit. This is not…
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Managing Grief During the Holidays: Strategies for Coping with the Loss of a Loved One During the Festive Season

The holiday season is fast approaching and many people associate glad feelings with the holidays; usually gatherings of family and friends, food and fun. But, a majority of people experience heightened feelings of depression because of the loss of a loved one. In some cases, the loss could be recent, but in other cases, the…
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