In 1999 Senator John McCain introduced legislation to designate the month of May, National Military Appreciation Month. NMAM honors the current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including those who have died in the pursuit of freedom. The month of May is characterized by six national observances which highlights the contributions of those who have served.
The 6 National Observances during National Military Appreciation Month
A nontraditional student is defined as having one or more of the following characteristics:
Earth Day Network’s mission is to “broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle to build a healthy, sustainable environment, address climate change, and protect the Earth for future generations.”
The American Counseling Association (ACA) has named April Counseling Awareness Month and this year’s theme is “Train Your Brain with Counseling”. Getting your worries out in the open, particularly with someone trained to help you manage them, is a good thing for your well-being.
I just learned that Amy Bleuel, founder of Project Semicolon, lost her battle with depression on Thursday, March 23rd. She was 31 years old.
Project Semicolon is a faith-based non-profit that encourages and supports people with depression, addiction, and thoughts of self-harm or suicide.
I shared an article the other day that seems to have struck a nerve with many. The article was entitled “Why We Desperately Need to Bring Back Vocational Training in Schools.”
Have you ever looked at an existing product or service and thought to yourself, “I can do this better?” Do you have a skill or talent that can fill a need in the marketplace? In today’s ever-changing economy; the idea of being your own boss may be very appealing. You can follow your passion while building something that you can call your own. But before you take the plunge, think about why you want to start a business and what you want the business to provide for you. The truth is, owning your own business is hard work.
“Make the most of yourself...for that is all there is of you.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
According to Monster.com, in many job postings, you are likely to see “soft skills” next to the technical requirements for a position. Furthermore, Moster.com reports that “employment experts agree that tech skills may get you an interview, but…soft skills will get you the job—and help you keep it.”
Motivation is the desire to do things. Psychology Today describes motivation as “the difference between waking up before dawn to pound the pavement and lazing around the house all day.” Motivation is a critical element in setting and attaining goals—and research shows you can influence your own levels of self-control and motivation.
Get the worm or catch the firefly