Family & Children’s Services spotlights gratitude in November

Research has shown that people who tend to be more grateful are also more likely to engage in other health-promoting behaviors, including exercising, following their doctor’s recommendations and sticking to a healthier lifestyle.  Robert A. Emmons, professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis, and a leading expert on the science of gratitude, said…

Pandemic drives GTAR to complete back-to-school tradition

The summer’s biggest back-to-school party for kids unfortunately won’t happen this year, but secret elves worked behind the scenes to make magic happen. The coronavirus has forced many organizers of initiatives including the Greater Tulsa Realtor Association’s (GTAR) Backpacks for Kids event to rethink strategically on how to best distribute items safely to those who need it most.   Thanks to the efforts of GTAR member Shelley Carson and other realtors in the Tulsa metro area, the delivery of 438 backpacks to…