What It Means to Be a Beneficiary

From the day we are born, a future full of exciting adventures and milestones unfolds before us like a road map. We all know that this road map is bound to change; sometimes we end up in detours and have to turn around and start over, sometimes the car stalls out and we need some maintenance, and sometimes the people that come along for the ride—the ones who help guide us and help give directions—are suddenly gone. We are left with an empty space and often aren’t sure how we are going to navigate the twists and turns in the road up ahead. (more…)

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Help Prevent Childhood Obesity

When it comes to children’s health, it’s never too early to encourage healthy lifestyle habits. According to national surveys, the percentage of children with obesity in the U.S. has more than tripled since the 1970s. Today, almost one in ten 2- to 5-year-olds are obese and about one in five school-aged children (ages 6-19) are obese. But, there are steps we can all take to help change those statistics. (more…)

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Heart Disease Is A Silent Killer For Women

Many people refer to the culture at National Life as one of family. The genuine caring and interest we have for one another is obvious, especially when a crisis situation arises. Recently my colleagues Terri Carlyle and her sister-in-law and fellow National Life employee Mona McCain shared their niece’s story with me, bringing attention to a silent killer. Here it is in their words. (more…)

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