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Celebrating Both Memorial Day and Mother’s Day A HEARTFELT TRIBUTE

This month, we celebrate Memorial Day, a very important day in our country. With honor and respect, we remember the men and women who lost their lives serving our country in the United States Armed Forces. Many years ago, Memorial Day was known as Decoration Day as citizens would place flowers and wreaths on the graves of those members of the United States military who made the ultimate sacrifice. These were true warriors in our nation and people who fought for our freedoms to keep us safe. We must always remember them.

In light of that, I want to thank my mother, my wife — who is the mother of my children — and all mothers out there. They inspire us to navigate life, keep us together as a family, and push us toward success. That’s especially true for my mom. My dad passed away when I was 16. At the time, my mom wasn’t the breadwinner — she was a part-time travel agent. In dealing with this tragedy, she had to keep the family together, make sure the bills were paid, and keep food on the table. To this day, I’m still not sure how she did it. But she did.

thinking really puts things into perspective for me. I need to make sure that no time is wasted with my mom. The second mother in my life is the mother to my children: my wife. I value how much she has done for our family and how she encourages not only my success but also the success of my children. With that being said, as we head into the beginning of summer, don’t forget to thank your moms and do something nice for them!

One of the big things I remember my mother saying is, “Kelly, you can do

anything that you put your mind to.” This is something that has driven my success for decades. And, as a matter of fact, it has driven our vision for Campbell Wealth Management, which is “to challenge and empower people to realize their possibilities.” Taking it a step further, Jesse Itzler, a speaker I regularly listen to, gave a speech that got me looking at things a bit differently. In this short life that we live, it’s important to cherish every moment with those that you love. As I get older, and as my mother also ages, I may only have a few more holidays to spend with her. If she lives 15 more years, that’s only 15 more Christmas celebrations, 15 more birthdays, and so on. This way of

But, there are other true warriors in our lives — our mothers. I’ve always joked about how any time a person wins an award and steps up on stage to receive their award, they give a speech and the speech always includes, “I want to thank my mother because without her, I wouldn’t be here today.” Well, literally, you wouldn’t be here!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Kelly Campbell

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Growing old is an inevitable part of our lives. There isn’t a magic potion to drink or secret spell to cast that will turn back time, but we can do things to slow the effects of

Curcumin For years, the spice known as turmeric has been

used as a nutritional supplement with great benefits for your mind and body. As science has progressed, they’ve found that turmeric does contain compounds with medicinal properties with the most important being curcumin. Curcumin has great anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties but is also believed to improve memory issues and lower your risk for heart disease. Using more turmeric in your dishes will increase your intake of curcumin.

aging. Our life expectancy is longer than it used to be, so it makes sense that you would want to enjoy those extra years. While staying active and eating well play a huge role in healthy aging, there are also some anti-aging supplements and vitamins that will help your body stay strong. If you’re looking to try some anti- aging supplements but don’t know where to begin, give these a try.

3 Vitamins and Supplements for Healthy Aging Enjoy the Later Years in Life

Vitamin C Vitamin C is an incredibly beneficial vitamin for people of all ages but becomes even more useful for those over the age of 50. A study by Frontiers in Aging

Resveratrol Resveratrol is a class of micronutrients that plants make to survive drought or attacks from disease. It has fantastic antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, so it’s great at protecting you from diseases like cancer, diabetes, and even Alzheimer’s. Additionally, it can be used as a strong remedy for arthritis and skin inflammation. You can increase your intake of resveratrol by drinking red wine or by eating more peanuts, berries, and grapes.

Neuroscience found that older adults with higher blood levels of vitamin C performed better on tasks involving focus, attention, recall, and recognition. Additionally, vitamin C can also help with skin health and can even improve immune function in older adults. There are various things you can try to slow down the aging process, but if you’re unsure where to turn, give these vitamins and supplements a shot.

Adjusting to a New Lifestyle How to Navigate the Phases of Retirement

We spend years preparing for retirement — working with a financial planner to develop a plan to build up security and protection in our retirement years, holding down a career, and saving money in a variety of retirement accounts. But, once we finally reach our golden years, many of us haven’t spent any time preparing ourselves mentally for the lifestyle and mindset changes to come. In retirement, many go through a series of phases — it’s extremely common. At first, everything is positive in what is known as the “honeymoon” phase, Then the shock of the lifestyle change settles in, called the “disenchantment” phase. And after some time, the positivity returns again in the “reorientation” phase. The Honeymoon Phase In the honeymoon phase, retirees bask in the glow of their new freedom. After many years of working and holding a tight, busy schedule, the thought of having all of the free time in the world sounds like a dream come true. It’s great to catch up on projects around the house, get in some relaxation, and have time to just listen to yourself think.

The Disenchantment Phase After some time of adjusting to a new life

with less to focus on and interact with, loneliness and boredom can creep up. After some time living a

brand-new lifestyle that doesn’t adhere to any schedules, retirees may lose their sense of purpose and productivity. If the hustle and bustle of a career isn’t replaced with ample hobbies, projects, and/or social interactions, depression can potentially settle in. The Reorientation Phase The next steps in retirement are solely up to the retiree. Keeping busy, spending time enjoying family and friends, finding new hobbies and engagements, and going on trips are great ways to adjust to your new lifestyle. They remember that the financial stability they worked so hard to acquire allows them to live a life of freedom. To help you get through the stages of retirement, your team at Campbell Wealth Management is here for you. We can help you set goals in retirement while finding ways to best enjoy your golden years.

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Engineers and doctors can agree on one thing: Lubrication is often necessary for joints to function and move properly, including human joints. Every day, your joints create fluid that allows your arms, legs, neck, and back to move properly. But did you know that by stretching and using your full range of motion once a day, you can help those joint fluids preserve your flexibility and balance? Many people are worried about their independence later in life, and an improper sense of balance can be a big part of that. Stretching keeps muscles flexible, strong, and healthy, but the “flexible” part is more important than most people think. Without flexibility, our muscles shorten and become tight — and even with the fluids that our joints create, without regularly stretching, we’ll still be unable to use our full range of motion. By the time you need your muscles for activity, they’re weak and unable to extend fully. This puts you at risk for joint pain, strains, and muscle damage. Stretching Preserves Your Flexibility for Life

A Not-So-Secret for Your Longevity

Can stretching extend my life? Not only does stretching improve your independence, but it might also help you live longer. Studies show that stretching is linked to improved circulation, and better blood flow can lead to improved heart health and cardiovascular function. Considering that heart disease is the leading cause of death among adults in the U.S., that’s a huge bonus! The benefits of stretching are best enjoyed without injury, however, and that’s why it’s important to warm yourself up before stretching. Although it used to be thought that stretching is the first step before exercise, it’s now becoming more commonly understood that light activity is better for preventing injuries from overstretching. Physical therapist David Nolan of Massachusetts General Hospital told Harvard Health, “All it takes to warm up the muscles before stretching is 5–10 minutes of light activity, such as a quick walk. You can also stretch after an aerobic or weight- training workout.” If you’re worried about joint pain, it’s smart to stretch as well as build stronger muscles to carry your body weight more effectively — especially around your spine, hips, and knees, which do most of the heavy lifting. Proper stretching and joint care can take years of effort, but as research shows, it pays off over many decades.

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Hate Souvenir Shopping? Let’s Make It Easy

Picking the Perfect Souvenir Securities offered only by duly registered individuals through Madison Avenue Securities, LLC (MAS), member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory services offered only by duly registered individuals through Campbell Wealth Management, LLC (CWM), a Registered Investment Advisor. MAS and CWM are not affiliated entities. Our firm does not offer tax or legal advice. Consult your tax or legal advisor regarding your situation.

A way to preserve or share a piece of your trip is to bring home a souvenir, but choosing a souvenir isn’t always a stress-free experience. How do you pick the perfect souvenir and not just the first thing you see in a tourist shop? Here are some tips for picking a truly meaningful gift for yourself or your loved ones. Who are you buying for? What are your recipient’s interests, or what do they spend the most time doing? If you’re buying for yourself and enjoy coffee, you might buy a local coffee blend to enjoy from home. However, if your recipient doesn’t enjoy coffee or rarely drinks it, that type of gift might not mean much to them. Is it legal to bring home? Whether you’re traveling domestically or internationally, there are many regulations

that affect which souvenirs you can bring home. Even if you find the item in a tourist shop, that doesn’t mean it’ll be allowed into the country or even onto the plane. And the TSA does take this seriously. In 2012, two tourists were detained at the U.S. border for trying to bring home chocolate Kinder eggs — a specific kind that are illegal in the U.S. due to the potentially hazardous small toys inside. Purchase a handicraft. Handicrafts — items created by local artisans — are awesome souvenirs! But

make sure you buy where artisans actually sell their own goods, such as an open-air market. Unfortunately, while some popular tourist shops may sell “locally made goods,” many souvenirs intended for tourists are actually made by cheap manufacturers in other countries. Keep something from the adventure. Bringing a glass bottle to take home some sand is a popular way of creating your own souvenir from a beach vacation. But you can do this with almost any item! Whether it’s stones, ticket stubs from favorite shows and activities, or a handmade item from a class, make sure to look out for souvenirs that’ll remind you of great memories and experiences.

We hope these tips will help you make the best choice. Bon voyage!

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