Timmy Swann: Chief Puppy (and Mischief) Officer

Many of you have seen photos of our new addition, Timmy! One year ago, he joined the National family and has been offering endless love and licks since.
You’ve noticed his curly fur and likely seen a glimpse of his sweet disposition. But today, we’re spilling all the bones – good and bad – about our beloved Chief Puppy Officer!

Lessons from Georgie

Today is my grandfather’s birthday. While our birthdays are a day apart, we always celebrated together. My mother has always joked that she tried very hard to have me on his birthday, but I was bound and determined – just like him – to have...

Simple Secrets to a Long and Healthy Life

Exercise for your brain, eat right for your body I think it is safe to assume that for most of us if we knew how to improve our life in a few simple ways, to ensure that we would live both longer and healthier, we would take the necessary steps. I’ve been reading up...

Need to Relax? Take a Breather with Meditation

  In today’s fast-paced world it’s easy to forget to slow down and just breathe. With everything I have going on in my life, I often feel stressed out, and my mind starts to race. Meditation has helped me learn how to quiet my mind and relax. I try to set aside...

How to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

When I get together with my friends these days, by far the most common complaint we all share is a lack of sleep. Whether you are up all night with a new baby (like me) or hot flashes are keeping you awake, getting a good night’s rest is important no matter what age...