Believe it or not, we are entering the holiday season and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. One of the best things about the month of November is that the world seems to pause for a second, and reflect on the things for which we are most grateful. In my family, Thanksgiving is the most important holiday because it is the one time of the year that we can all be together, reflect, share stories, and express our gratitude for each other.
It has been 4.5 months since we all begun what we call our new normal. A time where you grab your keys, wallet and mask before you leave the house. Social distancing is practiced and sadly, gatherings have had to take a back seat. I think that we are all getting to a place where we are starting to ponder what the future looks like.
In the past 105 years, the stock market has experienced 14 "waterfall" corrections: a sharp decline in equity prices over a 2 month period. The Covid-19 correction is my 5th waterfall correction in 23 years as an advisor. As I get older, I tend to remember only the most significant events in my life. And, I can honestly say, I remember each and every one of these past corrections.
Every year, heart disease accounts for 1 in 4 deaths, making it the leading cause of death for both men and women. This month, we wanted to talk about some of the things that you can do to lower your risk of developing a heart disease. Even small changes to your daily routine can make a significant impact on your long-term heart health. A healthy lifestyle is one of the best weapons to protect against heart disease. Studies show that just 30 minutes of activity a day can help improve your heart health.
Millions of Americans live with, or their lives are impacted, by loved ones with mental health issues. In fact, nearly one in five U.S. adults live with a mental illness. These include different conditions that vary in degree of severity. The most common mental health issues are depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse and attention defecit disorder (ADD).
Nature intended for you to have a break during summer, when food and warmth are abundant. But now as fall starts, the end of the year approaching starts to enter our minds. Autumn is a time for re-focusing on the tasks and work at hand, or figuratively speaking, “back to school” time.
When I think of transformations, I picture a cocoon turning into a butterfly. The metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly requires a process that every butterfly has to go through. But, when I think of this process in humans, I don’t think of it in terms of appearance but rather in the mind. A human transformation starts as a thought, and to gain traction, it finds its way into your heart and soul.
Gratitude is very important to us a Weaver Consulting Group and we have been consciously thinking of what we are grateful for through our 21 Day Gratitude Challenge this month. What are some ways you are practicing gratitude in your life? When you compare your life 10 years ago, what aspects do you appreciate the most? How you spend your time today can have an everlasting impact on future generations. Feel free to let us know what you think, we hope you enjoy!
This quarterly newsletter we wanted to relate with some of our clients that have gone through a meaningful transition or are approaching one. Some meaningful transitions we encounter with clients can include; becoming a parent, job change, divorce, someone passing away, and retirement. From our experience, here are a few suggestions.