Greenland Journal - Part 1 of 3

  • Written by By Christie Fisher
Editor’s Note: As promised at the conclusion of the July 9th edition story about Christie Fisher heading to Greenland with GEaR.  Here is part 1 of 3 of her amazing adventure.
Arriving into Kulusuk, Greenland is like something out of a movie; flying between two mountains, dropping down over town, and landing onto the only piece of pavement in the village. When we got off the plane we were greeted like family, because in a way we all are. John, a member of our small team is married to Tinka who is from this village. I met Tinka the day before when we all arrived in Iceland, and will be spending the next three weeks with my team, Tinka, and her family.
Read more ...

Father’s Day Is an Opportunity to Ask Dad About His Health

  • Written by Catherine Field, Intermountain Region Market President, Humana
With Father’s Day coming up, many of us are looking forward to this day of celebration when we can express our love and gratitude for all that Dad has done for us over a lifetime. Those of us with fathers in their golden years may find that Father’s Day becomes more poignant with each passing year, as the person we have always depended on now turns to us more and more often for help and support.
As the dynamic between parent and child shifts, it can sometimes be difficult to talk with our fathers about the new challenges that arise with aging. Whether we talk with our fathers in person or by phone or video chat, our conversations can often dance around difficult subjects – or we may avoid them altogether, figuring that we can wait until we find the “right time” to talk. But as some of us learn the hard way, if we keep waiting for the right moment, sometimes it’s too late.
Read more ...

5 Tips for Selling Homes With Pets

  • Written by Blue Team: Ashley Farrington & Michelle Blue, Windermere Woodinville

We love our pets so make sure you minimize the stress of the home sale process on them and, at the same time, maximize your home sale price by managing their impact on your sale. 

Read more ...

Spring Vegetable Bulger Salad with Fresh Peas

  • Written by 21 Acres
Now that the weather is warming if you need hearty recipes that don’t heat up the kitchen, give this one a try using peas from Alvarez: Spring Vegetable Bulger Salad. 
Make it ahead on the weekend and take it for lunch during the week. Or, enjoy ready-made dinner to grab on the way out to the evening’s activities.  This recipe is good eaten with a fork, or stuffed inside a pita for easy eating.  Most of the ingredients can be found in the Farm Market produced by local, sustainable farms.
Read more ...

Understanding the Real Impacts of Student Loan Default

  • Written by Take Charge America
The student loan crisis has reached epic proportions. As college tuition continues to rise, student debt is following suit – and so is the rate of default. The Institute for College Access and Success reports that a staggering 8.5 million borrowers were in default as of June 30, 2017.
Read more ...