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Holidays

Holidays like Christmas, Grandparents Day, Halloween and New Years offer opportunities to spend time with the people we care about most. In this section, we will discuss holiday ideas to bring you closer to your friends and family.

6 Creative Birthday Gifts for Women Over 60 That Won’t Clutter Up the House
6 months ago

6 Creative Birthday Gifts for Women Over 60 That Won’t Clutter Up the House

“What do you want for your birthday?” That’s a tough one, isn’t it? But seriously, the last thing retired people need is more stuff. It’s a time when we are trying to get rid of all the items we no longer use. In a few years, we expect to move to a smaller place, right? Read More

Try this New Strategy to Make Your 2017 New Year’s Resolutions Stick
7 months ago

Try this New Strategy to Make Your 2017 New Year’s Resolutions Stick

By  •  Mindset

So, it’s the start of another new year and you know what that means – resolutions. I have an impressive history of faithfulness regarding resolutions, faithfully making and breaking them, that is.

Every January 1st, I faithfully write down my resolutions in my journal and just as faithfully break most of them before the ink has completely dried on the page. Read More

Will Your Belief in Baby Steps Doom Your New Year’s Resolutions This Year?
7 months ago

Will Your Belief in Baby Steps Doom Your New Year’s Resolutions This Year?

Happy New Year! Perhaps you’ve made a resolution – or two or three – to make 2017 a year of change for you. Fine. Good first step.

Getting committed, really committed, is the message of a recent, highly acclaimed book by Linda Formichelli. It is called Commit: How to Blast Through Problems & Reach Your Goals Through Massive Action. Read More

Do You Love the Holidays? Do You Embrace them Even if You Don’t?
8 months ago

Do You Love the Holidays? Do You Embrace them Even if You Don’t?

By  •  Family

There are two kinds of people: those who adore the time-tested holiday traditions, the shopping, the wrapping, the cooking, the expectations… and those who, for whatever reason, don’t.

Of those who don’t, there are the ones who carry on anyway, and there are the ones who realize it’s okay not to conform, that they can make other choices. So, they do. Read More

Before Falling Into the New Year’s Resolutions Trap, Celebrate Your Accomplishments
8 months ago

Before Falling Into the New Year’s Resolutions Trap, Celebrate Your Accomplishments

I have often found the end of the year and the beginning of the next one a bit of a downer. Have you?

I know I was busy. I am sure I accomplished something but I needed a tool that would help me really stop and think about what I did. Read More

Why You Shouldn’t Make New Year’s Resolutions
8 months ago

Why You Shouldn’t Make New Year’s Resolutions

Doesn’t it seem like just yesterday when 2016 was being heralded in?

Now we stand at the crossroads of a new beginning once again. And for many of us, that means resolving to do something good for ourselves in the upcoming year. Read More

8 Guilty Pleasures that Make the Holidays Even More Fun
8 months ago

8 Guilty Pleasures that Make the Holidays Even More Fun

I swear to you that I am not a bah, humbug kind of person.

In fact, I love the holidays, and one of the things that I most look forward to is that business slows, relatives eventually go home and I have hit every bullet point on my Christmas “To-Do” list. Read More

How to Celebrate When You Are Alone for the Holidays
8 months ago

How to Celebrate When You Are Alone for the Holidays

I hope you noticed that I didn’t title this article, “How to Survive the Holidays, Alone.”

No! This is about making sure to celebrate the holidays if you are alone. Read More

Gifts for Grandkids: How to Turn Christmas Gift No-No-Nos into Hearty Ho-Ho-Hos
8 months ago

Gifts for Grandkids: How to Turn Christmas Gift No-No-Nos into Hearty Ho-Ho-Hos

By  •  Family

With less than a week left until Christmas, family members all over the world are making silent, solemn, last-minute promises to be nice and not naughty this season when they gather together to celebrate the holidays. Read More

7 Unique Holiday Gift Ideas That Will Never Go Out of Style
8 months ago

7 Unique Holiday Gift Ideas That Will Never Go Out of Style

By  •  Family

It is our favourite time of the year again! The holiday spirit is taking over and we feel our hearts getting warm and filled with love, gratitude and joy.

It is a season when we remind ourselves of just how little it takes to be happy with our loved ones by our side. However, it might be a bit puzzling to figure out the perfect gift that would be thoughtful and serve as a sign of affection. Read More