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    Did you know October is National Pet CBD Month? CBD is becoming incredibly popular for its multitude of wellness properties and millions are choosing to add this natural alternative to their day-to-day regimen. With many people experiencing CBD firsthand, it’s natural to want to provide their pets with the same wellness options.

    CBD Becoming Widely Accepted for People and Pets

    The market abounds with CBD products for pets. They include tinctures, treats, peanut butter, and topicals like shampoos and balms. Pet stores, online retailers, national chains, and local dog and cat boutiques are throwing themselves into the booming trend.

    Because hemp-derived products are federally legal with the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, their popularity will continue to grow. With so many choices, it’s important to make sure CBD products are properly sourced and manufactured to be both safe and effective for use in people and pets alike.

    When it comes to pet solutions, THC-free options are the only way to go. THC, which stands for tetrahydrocannabinol, is the high-inducing compound often associated with the cannabis plant. Being THC-free is especially important for pet products as THC, even at low levels, can be harmful to animals.


    HOW TO OBSERVE #National Pet CBD Month

    Tinctures, treats, peanut butter, soft chews – there are so many ways to share the CBD love with furry family members!

    One of the easiest ways to provide pets with the powerful, beneficial properties of CBD is with oil tinctures or treats made with CBD oil. Tinctures can be easily added to food or homemade treat recipes or given orally. Soft chews and crunchy treats are easy, portable, and convenient options as well.

    Anyone interested in trying CBD for their pets should make sure products are lab tested to be THC-free and use only pet-friendly ingredients. Factors like weight and overall quality of life will determine the proper CBD serving for dogs and cats. Results can also vary from pet to pet. Try giving your pet a small amount every day. Monitor its reaction over the course of a few weeks. If you need to, gradually increase the serving.

    Don’t forget to use the hashtag #NationalPetCBDMonth throughout the month of October to help continue spreading awareness to pet owners everywhere!


    paw cbd founded National Pet CBD Month in October to celebrate the increased availability and plentiful products helping pets around the world.

    The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Pet CBD Month to be observed throughout October, annually.

    About cbdMD

    cbdMD is the Official Founder of National CBD Day, first celebrated on Aug. 8, 2018, and aims to provide a wide array of CBD products for people and their pets at an affordable price. They only use U.S. hemp grown with organic farming methods, ensuring that every product is safe, effective, and THC-free.

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    National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month - October


    CONCURRENT RESOLUTION (H. CON. RES. 393) – October is a month designated to support the goals and ideals of National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month. Sudden cardiac arrest is often compared to a heart attack, but in reality, the two are very different. A heart attack is when blood flow to the heart is blocked. Sudden cardiac arrest is when the heart malfunctions and stops beating unexpectedly. To put it simply, a heart attack is a “circulation” failure, while cardiac arrest is “electrical” failure. In 95% of sudden cardiac cases, the victim is lost.


    Every year, more than 350,000 people die as a result of cardiac arrest. In fact, sudden cardiac arrest (or SCA) kills one person every two minutes. That’s claiming more lives than breast cancer, lung cancer, or AIDS. The scariest part is, SCA does not discriminate. It takes the lives of men, women, babies, teens… All the way up to the elderly. This can effect anyone and everyone. In order to decrease the death toll, it’s important to educate people on what SCA is, what the warning signs are, and how to respond if someone around you goes into cardiac arrest.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #SuddenCardiacArrestAwarenessMonth

    With their critical initiative, the Heart Rhythm Society hopes to raise continued awareness for Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and help people become more familiar with what can be done to save lives. To honor National SCA Month, learn ways to identify if someone has gone into cardiac arrest, and what you can do to save them. Symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest are drastic and immediate. If someone around you suddenly collapses, is unconscious, loses their pulse, and is not breathing, they are likely going into SCA. You MUST act fast, or you will lose them quickly. Here’s what to do.

    1. Call 911. Make sure someone can be on their way as fast as possible. Do this before you begin doing anything else.
    2. Perform CPR. Push hard and fast on the person’s chest at a rate of 100 to 120 compressions per minute. If you have not been trained, just continue chest compressions and allow their chest to rise completely before the next compression. Continue to do this until emergency personnel arrive.
    3. Use a portable defibrillator, if one is available. This isn’t likely, but if you are near one and are not trained, someone near you may be able to guide you in it’s use.

    Below are a few ways to know if you are at risk for sudden cardiac arrest, according to Harvard Medical School and Mayo Clinic.

    1. Family history of coronary artery disease
    2. Smoking
    3. High blood pressure and high cholesterol
    4. Obesity
    5. Diabetes
    6. A sedentary lifestyle (minimal physical activity)
    7. Drinking too much alcohol (more than 2 drinks daily)
    8. Using illegal drugs such as cocaine or amphetamines


    110TH CONGRESS 2D SESSION provides a PDF copy here.




    I’m Just Me Because Month in October invites all people to express their individuality …Our motto is “Be Yourself!”

    The entire month of October focuses on promoting individual development, creating environments that break down stereotypes, and embracing who we really are. By doing so, we also recognize the diversity around us, and we move beyond simple tolerance to celebrate humanity. Our movement starts by giving voice to the things that make us unique and outstanding and recognizing that acceptance helps change the culture.

    The I’m Just Me Movement reminds us the concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique and recognizing our individual differences. These can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies. Understanding diversity is the exploration of these differences in a safe, positive, and nurturing environment. It is about understanding each other and embracing and celebrating the rich variety contained within us.

    Expressing who we are also goes a long way to improving and maintaining mental wellness. When we are confident in our voice and uniqueness, we share those qualities with others. We build upon a foundation that we can fall back on in times of crisis. Our mental wellness overcomes many obstacles life throws at us. October and I’m Just Me Because Month provides an opportunity to grow and experience understanding in ways we never have before and build resilience.


    During I’m Just Me Because Month, we can express our strengths, talents, and achievements. Some may choose to define themselves by their challenges or appearance; others emphasize their inner beauty or unique features. I’m Just Me Because Month provides endless conversations starters from hair color to where a person was born. But we don’t have to be defined only by our circumstances, mistakes, or by address. Remember, identify the connection of the world’s greatest you, and be THAT! As Tina says, “Live life forward.”

    Express the ways that make you the unique individual you are throughout October. Celebrate the person that is like no other and be you! Use the #ImJustMeBecause and tell us why by posting on social media.

    Students at a mobile workshop complete the statement “I’m just me because…”


    The I’m Just Me Movement grew from the experiences of the Culbreath family, who in 2013 created a fundraiser to help with costs of post-graduation support for their son, Rze Culbreath. Rze had just graduated, and his mother, about the same time, had been diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast Cancer. Their son’s dream to attend college, despite his challenges, was remarkable. Tina Stevens-Culbreath and Rodney Culbreath, SR created a fundraiser and called it the I’m Just Me Movement. The funding would impact their son in ways they didn’t expect, and life would take unexpected turns like life often does. They learned about their community, their neighbors, their son, and each other.

    Through 2014, they continued outreach of inclusion; in November 2015, the I’m Just Me Movement became a non-profit organization with a mission of spreading awareness and breaking down stereotypes. Rze’s parents, Tina and Rodney, felt inspired by their son and the community to continue their efforts to impact individuals.

    In November 2016, the organization founded I’m Just Me Because Month in hopes of reaching people on a national level. They also hoped to encourage celebrating the rich scopes of diversity contained within each individual through acceptance and respect for one another. The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed I’m Just Me Because Month to be observed annually in October.

    About I’m Just Me Movement

    Today, through their organization, founders Rze Culbreath, Rodney Culbreath SR, Zach Harrell, Christine Stevens-Culbreath play a positive role in young lives every day. With great team members, they provide their Live Life Forward Initiative workshops, mentoring, presentations, and many more programs. Their programs are available through a variety of venues, including schools, businesses, and events. I’m Just Me Movement advocates and raises awareness about inclusion, diversity, bullying, and self-esteem issues. Through their mission, they positively impact youth/communities and guide, teach, train, and mentor them to a better future.

    Our Approach to Help Stop Bullying! We believe the solution to ending the cycle of bullying requires nurturing people to be who they are and help them build self-esteem as well! People are less likely to cut others down and be more compassionate when they feel good about themselves. The bully is part of the solution!




    During the month of October, Sensory Awareness Month takes place helping to increase identification of the symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), its diagnosis and treatment. During this time, parents, educators, therapists, and other caregivers come together to raise awareness of sensory processing, and how if affects not only children, but adults, every day. So, what is a sensory processing disorder? It’s a condition in which the brain has trouble receiving and responding to information that comes through the senses. This condition often goes undiagnosed, but around 5,000 children every year are admitted to the hospital for it. Experts say the real number of people affected is likely much higher than that. People with sensory disorders may:

    -Be uncoordinated and bump into things often

    Not be able to comprehend where their limbs are in space

    -Be hard to engage with in conversation or play

    Scream or throw a fit if they get wet

    -Have an extremely high or low pain tolerance

    -Get extremely upset or scared of loud noises


    Visit for more information and use #SensoryAwarnessMonth to share on social media. Take a child (or adult) you know who has a sensory processing disorder out on a walk or to a spend the day at a park. They’ll be happy you did!


    Within our research, we were unable to find the origin of National Sensory Awareness Month.



    During the month of October, National Dropout Prevention Month arrives as the school year swings into high gear.

    The entire month of October is dedicated to calling attention to the need for dropout prevention efforts nationwide. Since 1986, graduation rates have improved nearly 10 percent across the country, but there is much work left to do.

    National Dropout Prevention Month dedicates October to keeping that trend going upward and to ensuring that all are aware of the ongoing need for dropout prevention research and model programs until our nation’s dropout rate reaches zero. Our youth deserve the brighter future a high school diploma helps ensure. Through effective strategies for students, families, and educators, more students can obtain their diploma and gain access to better future.


    Find effective strategies and more about Dropout Prevention at and use #NationalDropoutPreventionMonth to share on social media.


    National Dropout Prevention MonthThe National Dropout Prevention Center/Network founded National Dropout Prevention Month and actively promotes solutions to increase graduation rates. The Registrar at National Day Calendar approved National Dropout Prevention Month in 2016. 

    The National Dropout Prevention Center/Network is the most accessed resource in the world for dropout prevention, recovery, and reentry resources. Its website serves as a clearinghouse for research, best practices, model programs, and networking opportunities for practitioners, policymakers, administrators, researchers and others who work with at-risk youth.

    In addition, the National Dropout Prevention Center/ Network hosts dropout prevention conferences each year. To find out more about upcoming conferences, go to



    National Learning and Development Month encourages us to focus on broadening and advancing our skills.  It’s important in both our professional and personal lives to keep learning.  Whether we take a management class at night or learn another language, both keep our minds sharp, improves our confidence and has the added benefit of looking good on our resume’s.

    The beautiful thing about learning is no one can take it away from you.  BB King

    Life gets busy and many times the goals we set for ourselves get put on the back burner.  Rededicate yourself this month to developing those skills to reach those goals.


    There are many ways to get started.  Simply reading a book can be the first step to a new interest.  Take an online class or find a mentor.  Network with others who have a common goal and learn together.   Use #LearningAndDevelopmentMonth to post on social media,


    In 2016, National Learning and Development Month was submitted by the Academy of Learning and Development for Holiday Inn Club Vacations based out of Orlando, FL. They pride themselves on a commitment to learning and development.  They support their company’s mission by providing tools and resources needed to empower their team members to succeed.  The Registrar at National Day Calendar declared National Learning and Development Month will be observed annually in October.

    The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Learning and Development Month to be observed every October.


  • October Monthly Observations



    World Menopause Month is an annual designation observed in October. Menopause simply refers to the time in a woman’s life that she stops menstruating. Menopause affects every woman differently, but it is generally a difficult and uncomfortable time. Usually, it occurs between the ages of 45 and 55, but there are rare cases in which it can start as young as 30. From beginning or perimenopause, to end, or postmenopause, it can last for up to four years. During this time, women experience symptoms like hot flashes, cold flashes, night sweats, emotional changes, and trouble sleeping, according to Women’s Health Concern.

    The science behind menopause is actually quite simple. It’s caused by a change in hormone levels. When women are younger and in their fertile years, they produce an egg each month. If that egg isn’t fertilized, the lining of the uterus is shed because there is no pregnancy, and the cycle continues to repeat. But, as women begin to age, their store of eggs gets smaller and eventually, they are no longer able to conceive children. This change doesn’t happen overnight; in fact, it can take years. At around the age of 50-55, the cycle stops completely for most women… this is menopause.


    After a woman has gone through menopause, she has a higher chance of developing chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension, obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), as well as chronic lower back pain. These usually occur about 10 years after menopause. The International Menopause Society urges women across the globe to raise awareness about prevention of this diseases, because they can have an extremely negative impact on quality of life.

    So, what can you do to ease some of the symptoms? Doctors say that living the healthiest lifestyle available to you is the number one way to feel your best during, and after this phase of your life. Here are a few specific tips from Women’s Health Concern that may also help. First, eat well. The changes in hormone levels that come with menopause can increase your risk for heart disease. Choosing healthy food, especially food low in saturated fat and salt, is essential to balance out what’s going on inside your body. Next up, stay on your feet. Anxiety often increases with menopause, and getting some exercise in daily will produce endorphins to battle that. Physical activity also helps combat heart disease. A few other pieces of advice: quit smoking, limit alcohol intake, make use of healthy screening services, and stay as positive as you can! 



    Use #MenopauseMonth to post on social media. There are also events held around the globe to honor and educate women on the topic. 


    The International Menopause Society started promoting World Menopause Month in October 2014. They launched a campaign themed “Prevention of Diseases After Menopause” to bring awareness about chronic diseases that increasingly affect women after they’ve gone through menopause.




    Workplace Politics Awareness Month is an annual designation observed in October. When someone says “workplace politics,” chances are, it doesn’t ring with the most positive thoughts in your ear. They can be intimidating, but they can also work to your advantage if you learn how the politics in your office really function.

    So, what exactly is workplace politics? It’s interactions involving power and authority in a place of work. It uses social networking within an organization to achieve changes that benefit that organization… but sometimes, people use them for their own personal benefit instead. That’s where the tricky part comes in. To honor workplace politics awareness month, we’ve got some tips on how to navigate your way to success in the office.


    There are two kinds of workplace politics: positive, and negative. Sticking to positive politics will not only benefit you, but it will benefit your company as well. Step one: Stay OUT of cliques. Be friendly and professional to everyone in the office instead of choosing favorites. It can be hard not to get sucked into an office clique, but if you can avoid it, everyone will respect and trust you. Step two: Don’t fuel the fire. If people are spreading rumors or gossiping about other coworkers, find a polite way to leave the conversation and don’t pass it along to anybody else. You never want to get caught up in workplace drama. Step 3: Make the most of it. You can easily use workplace politics to your advantage, as long as you give yourself some time to learn how they work in your particular setting. Know who to go to for advice on projects, and know when to offer up some of your own advice when someone else needs it. Show others that you can be trusted, and work your hardest every day so that people have nothing bad to say about you.


    Avoid having toxic politics in your workplace. Use #WorkplacePolitics to post on social media. Accept your mistakes in the office and work extra hard to show everyone what an asset you are to the team!


    Workplace Politics Awareness Month was founded by Chaco Canyon Consulting in 2005. The company designed this month to increase awareness about joining workplace politics in a way that is beneficial to ourselves and our employer.

  • Wishbones for Pets Month – October


    National Wishbones for Pets Month is an annual designation observed from October 15 – November 30. During this time, pet sitters and animal lovers raise as much money as they can for their favorite pet-related charity. The great part is, this national observation actually lasts 6 weeks! It’s recognized right around the start of the holiday season because this, of course, is a time of giving. The goal of the campaign is to keep animals in mind just like we keep our friends, families, and the less fortunate in mind during this wonderful season.


    Make an animal’s day (or life.) Snap a cute picture with your furry friend, and use #WishbonesForPets to post on social media. There are several other ways to celebrate, so to help you decide how you’d like to lend a hand, we’ve created a little list for you.

    Pet Sitters: You can find a pet sitter representative in your area, or become one yourself! That way, you can organize your own mini-campaign to help the cause. Set up donation boxes in your city so that people can leave pet food, blankets, kitty litter, etc. It’s a simple, easy way to help… and honestly, it goes a lot further than you may think! Ask some shelters around town what they are most in need of, and put out a sign or social media post to let the people know. It adds up.

    Pet Owners: Since you already have a furry friend, go through some toys or blankets they no longer like, give them a quick wash, and donate to your local charities. You can also celebrate the month by giving your pet some extra snuggles, and maybe even an extra treat here and there.  And hey, pro-tip: November 1st is National Cook for Your Pets Day, which falls right in the middle of this 6-week span. Talk about killing two birds with one stone.

    Animal Lovers: Check with your local shelters, groomers, or pet sitters to find out what they are in most need of, and find out the best way you can help. Donate, donate, donate. It really doesn’t cost much! And, if you want to go a step further… consider adopting a pet from your local shelter to give them a loving home right at the beginning of the holiday season.


    Wishbones for Pets month was created by Janet Depathy in 2004. The first year, she was the only participant. But it didn’t take long for local businesses, news stations, and pet shelters to help it spread. Now, professional pet sitters (and pet lovers) from all over the U.S. and Canada are taking part. The goal is to make animals feel loved and give them full bellies, just like we do to each other during this time of year.