Work is essential, of course, but for many of us our job becomes the focus of our daily life, to the point where taking time off seems impossible. Roughly 224 billion dollars is credited to corporations for unused vacation time. According to Project Time Off, this liability has been accumulated over years of employees rolling over unused paid time off that does not include sick or personal leave. CNN … Continue reading The HomeAway Movement: Unused Vacation Time
Happy New Year to all of my followers! I will be sharing pictures from my New Years celebration in a separate post, but first I had to share something more important. One of my good friends was in a severe car accident on New Years. I am simply asking that you send your prayers and good vibes towards him and his family. His name is … Continue reading #PrayForSqueak
April 2nd Today is the eighth annual World Autism Day. Last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data on the prevalence of autism in the United States. This surveillance study identified 1 in 68 children (1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls) as having autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ASD is a developmental disability characterized by difficulties in social … Continue reading Light It Up Blue For Autism Awareness Day!
As October comes to a close I want to touch on a very important topic. October has been Domestic Violence Awareness Month and just because the month is coming to an end does not mean that this issue needs to be pushed back under the rug. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence… One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her … Continue reading Domestic Violence Awareness Month
FACTS ABOUT BREAST CANCER IN THE UNITED STATES One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women. Each year it is estimated that over 220,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die. … Continue reading Think Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Yesterday I had the pleasure of participating in the Relay for Life of Ann Arbor. It took place at Washtenaw Community College. If you are not familiar with Relay for Life, it is a 24-hour walk where money is raised for the American Cancer Society. People put up booths and sell things or provide various games and services for donations. I participated through my job, Victoria’s … Continue reading Relay for Life, Ann Arbor: Stop the Fight Against Cancer