Welcome & Introduction
Happy May! This month's blog features Kiani's baby, introducing Molly and Jess, Judge Ketanji Brown Jacon, Mental Health Awareness Month, and 22 a Day.
What’s going on with S4SB?
Introducing the newest S4SB family member - Nai’a Grey Soros! Born on March 31st, 2022 to Kiana Akiona and Grant Soros, weighing in at 8lbs 1 oz. He’s been so good to his parents - so mellow, great sleeper, loves to eat, and loves lots of snuggles!
“Kiani is such a warm, loving person and she’s always been great with kids. It’s really wonderful to see her with her own baby. I’m so excited for her as she begins this new journey.” - Katherine
Introducing Molly and Jess
Our bookkeeping team continues to grow. With Kiani going on maternity leave, we had to find someone to take on her clients. Jess Broese Van Groenou worked with Kiani for a while before Nai’a came along, allowing her to step in seamlessly when the time came. Of course, Kaini will be coming back in a couple of
months, but when she does, we’re hoping that Jess will
stay on to take a few clients of her own.
Another addition comes to us from the Arcata Chamber of Commerce. Molly Steele has been with the Chamber for several years, most recently as the Executive Director, and in her time there she’s done a lot for the organization. We feel very fortunate to have her to expand our bookkeeping capacity, and we’re also hoping to make use of her other skills to continue to offer great service to our business clients.
From Molly: “I’m really excited about this next step and being able to fully dedicate myself to being part of the S4SB team and all my clients”.
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Judge Ketanji Brown Jacon
Our team wants to announce our excitement about justice Ketanji Brown Jackson! From Molly: “When I watched the clip of her confirmation I got so overwhelmed with so many emotions I was bawling! So important to highlight these accomplishments in this crazy county”. My dad sent me the full clip of the Jackson Confirmation Hearings and it was incredible! If you haven’t heard about what’s going on with this, I recommend you read up about it.
Mental Health Awareness Month
Mental Health American (MHA) is an organization that I really think stands out for the month of May. May is known as Mental Health Awareness month. The organization has incredibly valuable screenings and information about mental health, and this is what they have to say about the month of May for this year: “After the last two years of pandemic living, many people are realizing that stress, isolation and uncertainty have taken a toll on their well-being. This year, the theme of MHA’s 2022 Mental Health Month Toolkit is “Back to Basics.” Our goal is to provide foundational knowledge about mental & mental health conditions and information about what people can do if their mental health is a cause for concern. This toolkit will be available in Spanish in April.” I encourage you and your loved ones to check MHA out!
22 a Day
On the topic of mental health awareness, I recently had a close friend from high school pass under unfortunate circumstances. He was a marine and committed suicide. Many veterans commit suicide in the US. In fact, it is so common that there is a saying “22 a day.” This is because, “Every day in the United States, 22 veterans succumb to suicide – losing their personal battle to invisible wounds of war.” There is a movement called Military Suicide Awareness that I think you all should be aware and informed of. You can get involved by simply being informed, or by donating and joining the movement.
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