This month we celebrate Thanksgiving Day. We learned in school that the first Thanksgiving was celebrated by the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock in 1621. What we may not remember is that the Pilgrims didn’t have many reasons to be thankful. H. U. Westermayer noted, “The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving.” St. Paul wrote, in Philippians 4, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.” We are not instructed … Continue reading Thanksgiving

Can You Use A Better Night’s Sleep?

“I will lie down and sleep in peace, for You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.” (Psalm 4:8) We often talk about sleeping like a baby, but why do babies sleep so deeply? Here are a few facts about sleep: • Melatonin is produced in the brain by a small gland called the pineal gland • Melatonin production slows down as we age • Reduced melatonin production causes restless sleep patterns • There is a reflex point in the foot that reaches the pineal gland The pineal gland is a pea-sized, pinecone-shaped endocrine gland located in the geometrical … Continue reading Can You Use A Better Night’s Sleep?

Dining in the Dark with a White Cane Benefits Lighthouse Programs

On Friday, October 15, from 6pm to 7pm, the Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind (LVIB) is celebrating White Cane Awareness Day at LVIB’s 6th Annual Dining in the Dark. Everyone is invited to attend this free celebration being held on Zoom and The event includes Ways to Dine in the Dark, Prize Drawings, Client Testimonials, White Cane Demonstrations, and Donor Recognition. In previous years, Dining in the Dark was an in-person event but during the pandemic, the only option to keep supporters and clients safe is to entertain them from a distance. And Dining in the Dark … Continue reading Dining in the Dark with a White Cane Benefits Lighthouse Programs