Kayla Gonzalez


About Kayla Gonzalez

Kayla Gonzalez is a graduate of Texas A&M University and joined the Empower Brokerage marketing team in early 2021. She creates content for the company websites and assists with various marketing campaigns. LinkedIn Profile

online shopping
More than half of my Christmas shopping this year was done from the comfort of my own home. As we are still amid a pandemic, online shopping has made holiday shopping easy and safe. In fact, it has become such a common practice that 54% of modern Americans claim that […]

Online Shopping Safely This Holiday Season


blue light
What is blue light? Blue light is one of the colors in the light spectrum, the full light spectrum containing red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. You will get the most blue light exposure from the sun, but cell phone, computer, tablet, and television screens make a significant […]

How to Protect Your Eyes from Blue Light


EMDR therapy
What is EMDR therapy? EMDR therapy, formally known as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy, is a method of psychotherapy that focuses on helping individuals work through the traumatic events that contribute to the severity of PTSD, panic disorders, anxiety, and depression. Dr. Francine Shapiro was taking a walk one […]

Explaining EMDR Therapy



burning calories
Scared Sweetless  With the end of the year approaching, it can be tough to stick to a diet. To make things harder, the holidays kick off with Halloween, and so we’re prone to overindulging in candy and sweet treats. If that gets you down, you might find this information helpful. […]

Burning Calories Through Horror Movies



sundowner's syndrome
Sundowner’s syndrome, or ‘sundowning,’ is a condition that can co-occur with dementia. However, while those who suffer from sundowning have dementia, not all who have dementia suffer from sundowning. Sundowning causes agitation, confusion, and hyperactivity during the nighttime. Along with all the difficult changes that manifest with a dementia diagnosis, […]

What is Sundowner’s Syndrome?



light therapy
Now that we are officially entering fall, the amount of sunlight that we see during the day will decrease. While there are some big advocates of the fall and winter seasons, there are also those who will begin to experience Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is a form of depression […]

Understanding Light Therapy and SAD


broken heart
In the very dramatic years of my teens, a heartbreak truly felt like the end of the world. It manifested itself physically and I could’ve sworn that my heart was ripping apart at the seams. While that obviously wasn’t true for 16-year-old me, Broken Heart Syndrome, also known as Takotsubo […]

Broken Heart Syndrome


healthy cities
When thinking of the things that factor into our overall health, urban design is not usually considered. We tend to believe genetics and personal health habits are the strongest influences on our health. However, the city you live in can affect your health more than you think! What are healthy […]

Is Your City Healthy?



Life Insurance Awareness Month
In case you haven’t heard, September is Life Insurance Awareness Month. Life Insurance Awareness Month, otherwise known as LIAM, is a nationwide campaign that was created by Life Happens in 2004. The goal of the campaign is to ensure that everyone understands the importance of having sufficient life insurance coverage. […]

Life Insurance Awareness Month