While ALL of us are certainly burnt out over the pandemic and life not getting back to full normal yet, not all of us had to – or continue to -- work straight through the crisis, putting our own health and the health of our families on the line.
For much of 2020 and 2021, so many things were outside of our own personal control. We had to learn to flow along and take things in stride as best as we could.
For most places, November kicks off the holiday season with Thanksgiving and runs through Christmas and New Year’s Day, ending with the start of our new calendar cycle. For many in the United States and cross the world, they come from Christian beliefs and it is common to celebrate Christmas. In the US, about 70% [...]
Regardless of which branch of service, or which job one held, all veterans are heroes! Without the selfless dedication, service, and sacrifice made by each military member (and their families), it’s hard to say where our country would be right now. The brave men and women who have served in the past gave so much [...]
Like any type of cancer, breast cancer doesn’t discriminate and affects women from all walks of life and all genetics, races, and cultures. However, while it doesn’t discriminate, it does disproportionately affect some more than others. This is not just in the diagnosis rates or genetic causes of breast cancer as it relates to race, [...]
Breast cancer has touched the lives of millions of people…whether directly or by loving someone who has been affected by it. In 2020, more than 2.3 million women received a breast cancer diagnosis worldwide with another 685,000 dying from it. (Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Breast Cancer Statistics and Resources, 2020) October is breast cancer awareness [...]
Cancer is a very hard diagnosis and disease to deal with. Not only can it be life threatening, but it leaves a huge emotional and mental burden. Breast cancer patients are faced with a special kind of emotional challenge. For most women, their breasts are a key symbol of their motherhood and womanhood. To potentially [...]
While still widely known as Columbus Day, the second Monday of every October is now also known as Indigenous People’s Day. So which is right and can we accept both? Columbus Day was originally started in the late 19th century as a movement in honor of Italian-American heritage at a time when Italian immigrants [...]
https://tacomaweekly.com/we-can-do-this-together-p2011-197.htm Coming together as a community, we can do anything! Including overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic. When I started the Eloise’s Cooking Pot Food Bank in Tacoma back in 2009, it was just a small food pantry to ensure my neighbors in my small Eastside Tacoma neighborhood had enough to eat. But as more community members [...]
As summer draws to an end, Labor Day has come and gone, it is time for excited (and not-so-excited) kids of all ages to get back to school. It’s also a time for families to wonder what kind of school year they will be facing. With so much still up on the air, children [...]