Holland & Usry December 2018

Stay Safe on Busy Holiday Roads


WATCH FOR PEDESTRIANS If you’re in a busy shopping area or at a holiday-themed event, you’ll have to be extra careful. Many people out and about during the holidays aren’t used to walking in busy areas and may make erratic movements as a result of their inexperience. Try to make eye contact with any groups of pedestrians you encounter, alerting them to your presence. Only proceed when you know it is safe to do so. LEAVE TIME FOR TRAFFIC Rushing to a company party or family get-together is not a risk worth taking. Assume you’ll need extra travel time when you’re making a holiday voyage — unless, of course, you happen to pilot a magic sleigh. When you’re on the road, don’t let traffic frustrate you and cause you to make impulsive decisions. Being a little late is much better than having to call your mom and tell her you won’t be at dinner because you rear-ended somebody. REMAIN ATTENTIVE, AND DON’T ASSUME The holiday season is also a time when incidents of driving under the influence skyrocket. As such, you may share the road with a driver less than fit to be behind the wheel. Leave space, drive defensively, and never take your eyes off the road.

The holiday season is a busy time for people, and it often requires a lot of travel in a short period of time. Because of the influx of drivers as well as the heightened risk for inclement conditions, the holidays are some of the most dangerous times to be driving. The rate of accidents peaks during the weekends surrounding Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. With that in mind, we wanted to share some tips that will help you navigate holiday roads safely. PREPARE FOR BAD WEATHER Getting caught in a snowstorm unexpectedly is terrifying, so you should always prepare for the worst conceivable conditions. Pack your car with a high-quality scraper, blankets, a shovel, a first-aid kit, water, and other necessities in case you become stranded. It’s also a good idea to keep a spare phone charger in your car to ensure that you have the battery needed to call for help.

Sadly, not all accidents are avoidable. If you are injured in a holiday accident, call our office to find out how we can help.

John 1:9, 14 The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. . . .The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Good News


Yes, you read that right. Just because you adhere to a paleo diet doesn’t mean you have to forgo one of winter’s most nostalgic and warming treats. Here’s how to make a killer hot chocolate that meets the standards of a paleo diet.


1 can (14 ounces) coconut cream, chilled

2 cups almond or coconut milk

2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

3 tablespoons coconut sugar


1. In a large saucepan, bring almond or coconut milk to a boil. 2. Once boiling, remove from heat and gradually stir in cocoa and vanilla until well-combined. 3. To make whipped cream, remove coconut cream from refrigerator and pour into a large bowl; whisk with an electric mixer. Add coconut sugar and mix well. 4. Pour hot chocolate into a mug, top with whipped cream, and enjoy.


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