Gratitude in a Time of Pandemic

As we sit in our apartments or in hospital beds during this pandemic, there are things we can do to improve our outcomes and maintain health. The last post gave some tips for staying healthy during this time, and this post will elaborate on one of the most powerful tools for staying healthy, gratitude. There are…

Read more

Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission

Social Distancing and Mental Health We need each other. Being isolated from other people can make our physical and mental health worse and can especially trigger anxiety and depression. Especially if you live alone, social distancing is hard on our bodies and our emotions. And when we add to that the worries about unknowns—will I…

Read more

The Dangers of Halloween

There is no denying that Halloween is one of the most fun holidays on the calendar. Fun for all ages, the amount of adult Halloween parties has exploded in recent years and has actually made the holiday one of the most-challenging for drivers and pedestrians as these parties result in a large number of intoxicated…

Read more

Uber Skagit County

One of the problems with drinking in a rural county such as Skagit County is the lack of public transportation and taxi services available to those who leave home to drink. One of those services Skagit County lacks is an extensive Uber operation, a service which has been shown to decrease DUIs rates in areas by…

Read more

Summer Driving

Nothing is better than a beautiful summer day in Skagit County. The days between Memorial Day and Labor Day is when the sun comes out, the lakes and swimming holes get warm and the nights get long. It is safe to say Skagit County residents love the summer and spend more time on the road…

Read more

DUI

With jail overcrowding recently headlined as an issue in Skagit County, we thought it would be interesting to take a look into the role DUI arrests play in the filling of the Skagit County Jail. We found that a large percentage of those in the Skagit County Jail as of May 31, 2016 are in for…

Read more

Jim Follman of The Follman Agency Quoted by Associated Press

The shooting which took place at The Cascade Mall in Burlington in September was one of the darkest days in Skagit County and Burlington history. The pain from the horrible incident still lingers all around the city and county almost two months later. After the shooting occurred, many media outlets and experts searched for warning signs…

Read more

Problematic Internet Use

One service The Follman Agency offers which many people might not realize we offer is support for Problematic Internet Use. Problematic Internet Use is a complicated issue to define, but what it breaks down to is excessive Internet use which interferes with daily life. Problematic Internet Use can show itself in many ways, but some…

Read more