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Best Practices for Working from Home

So, you work from home now? We’re in the risk business, so we were pretty prepared for an all-company, WFH scenario. We even did a test drive when rumors of the impact of COVID-19 began to spread.  That’s not to brag, but to say, we’ve been there, we made it through, and you can too.

Coronavirus and Your Kids

The news can be scary for grownups. But for children, who may struggle to understand what’s happening, it can be terrifying. They’re hearing about death counts and quarantines. Their routines, interactions, and schedules may be in chaos. But honesty and information management on the part of parents can help kids maintain a sense of safety

The Sandwich Generation’s Guide to Managing Stress and Finances

Caring for aging parents and young children can be extremely rewarding, but the act itself can be challenging — especially when caring for both at once. As life expectancy increases and millennials struggle to achieve financial independence from their parents, an increasing number of middle-aged individuals find themselves in the difficult situation of having to

Creative Ways to Celebrate Your New Home + Free Printables!

Making the jump from landlords and leases to mortgage payments and maintenance is huge, especially considering just 36.8% of millennials own a home. Those who take the plunge get to enjoy the freedom of being their own landlord, along with the joy of having something that is all their own. What comes after the papers

How to Find Your Ikigai and Live a Life of Purpose

Have you ever stopped to think about your purpose in life? Or why you get up every morning? (Think beyond having to go to work or take the kids to school.) In Japan, this quest for meaning is known as your ikigai.  Let’s explore how to find your ikigai and why it might help you

How to Make Friends as an Adult: 7 Tips to Make New Connections

As a kid, friendships happened naturally. It was as easy as being in the same class or playing the same sport. Those childhood bonds formed effortlessly and sometimes lasted years. But as an adult, making new friends is a lot harder. Whether you’re an introvert who prefers to stay in, a busy parent raising kids,

150 Bucket List Ideas + Printables to Help You Live Your Best Life

You’ve probably seen people talking about their bucket list ideas on social media or  blogs, but what is a “bucket list?” Simply put, a bucket list is a set of experiences that someone wants to have before they “kick the bucket.” This might seem a little morbid, but it’s actually really important to have a

90 Success Quotes to Help You Live Your Best Life

No matter who you are, chances are you’ve needed some motivation to be successful at some point in your life. Despite the term “overnight success,” no one actually achieves it in that timeframe — and sometimes that reminder helps. If you’re feeling discouraged or just need a little pick-me-up, it’s important to motivate yourself and

11 Family Activities and Printables to Promote Health

No parent wants their child to be unhealthy, yet youth obesity rates are nearing 20% from ages 2–19. With fast food and distractions everywhere we turn, it’s easy to fall into bad habits. Even worse, it’s almost too easy to let our children develop bad habits as well. Fortunately, there are always steps you can

10 Ways Sleep Can Extend Your Life

Sleep: we all know we need more of it. The National Sleep Foundation still recommends a solid seven-to-nine hours for adults 26-64, yet one in three people aren’t getting enough sleep. It’s easy to dismiss our general lack of sleep. “I’m too busy,” or “Something came up,” or “I have a baby,” are all common

How to Thrive While Taking a Career Break

The Importance of Career Breaks You know that feeling when you’ve had a really stressful day and lunch just can’t come quick enough? Imagine that, but on a grander scale — when going to lunch and never coming back is all you can think about. That’s when you need a career break. According to the

The 12 Best Apps for Tracking Your Health in 2019 (Infographic)

The New Year is seen as a time of new beginnings and resolutions. It’s the perfect opportunity to make positive changes in our lives, which is why so many Americans make living a happier, healthier lifestyle a top priority. For many of us, that means exercising more, eating better foods, or losing weight. Sticking to

Does Love Make You Live Longer?

For some, February is synonymous with pricey prix fixe Valentine’s Day dinners, elaborate floral bouquets, and other grand, romantic gestures. But Cupid’s holiday isn’t the only reason for observing matters of the heart this month. February is also officially American Heart Month, which is aimed at raising awareness and supporting a heart-healthy lifestyle. With heart

Why Giving Is Good For Your Health

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” –Mahatma Gandhi Whether you make donations to your favorite charity or volunteer your time at a local pet shelter, there’s no denying that the act of giving is beneficial to those in the receiving end. But it’s also great for the

Famous Quotes We Live By

Bestow is on a mission to modernize the life insurance experience. Not an easy task! We often find inspiration to accomplish something meaningful from leaders who’ve done so in their lives. We thought we’d share some of our favorite quotes with y’all. Enjoy! Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. – Albert