Nicole Michalik

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As most of you know, my dad has been battling Parkinson’s for almost 30 years.  He is such a fighter, always pushing himself, all while having the strongest most joyful attitude.  He is literally the definition of inspiration.

My family did a beach vacation in Ocean City this Summer and thanks to their incredible Beach Wheelchair program, we were able to not not take my dad to the beach, but my brother and I were able to take him in the ocean!  He hasn’t been to the ocean in years, because it was always so hard for him to walk on the sand.  It was such a special moment!

Watch the video below and CLICK HERE TO REGISTER/DONATE to The Parkinson’s Walk!  A Walk to Stamp Out Parkinson’s is on Saturday October 7 at The Philadelphia Zoo!  Hope to see you there!

New Jersey Is One of the Top Happiest States in America

As a resident of New Jersey this is a list I am happy (no pun intended) to see the Garden State on! Our friends at WalletHub released a report on 2022’s Happiest States in America.

To determine where Americans have the highest satisfaction with life, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 30 key indicators of happiness. The data set ranges from the depression rate and the share of adults feeling productive to income growth and the unemployment rate.

Hawaii had the lowest share of adult depression with 12.9% while New Jersey has the fewest suicides (per 100,000 residents) at 7. Utah had the highest volunteer rate at 51.2% and also the lowest separation and divorce rate at 15.63%.

Here’s where New Jersey ranked among the 50 states in a number of a few key metrics, with 1 being the happiest and 25 being average:

  • 5th – Lowest % of Depressed Adults
  • 1st – Lowest Suicide Rate
  • 3rd – Lowest Divorce Rate
  • 2nd – Emotional & Physical Well Being

Overall, New Jersey came in as the 5th happiest state in America. See the rest of the top five below: