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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.

8 Ways to Make a Fresh Start in the New Year
2 weeks ago

8 Ways to Make a Fresh Start in the New Year

Don’t Make a Resolution to Lose Weight

I know the number one New Year’s Resolution is getting in shape and losing weight. A resolution can be very confining and having a set date to achieve each of our goals may or may not work. You have probably heard people say they need to lose weight by a certain date. Read More

New Year. New Disciplines and a New You!
3 weeks ago

New Year. New Disciplines and a New You!

By  •  Lifestyle

It’s a new year, a new beginning. For a little over 40% of us, it means we’re in the midst of establishing goals for 2018. These include learning a new language, exercising more or losing a few pounds. Read More

4 Ways to Conquer Your Fears in 2018
4 weeks ago

4 Ways to Conquer Your Fears in 2018

2018 is right at the door! It is a brand new turning of the pages. As I reflect on the past year, both in my personal life and work, the most important thought that strikes me is the pervasive sense of fear in people around me. The what isn’t all that important, so I will focus on the outcome of fear in our lives. Read More

I Hated Giving and Receiving Gifts… Until I Got This Surprise
4 weeks ago

I Hated Giving and Receiving Gifts… Until I Got This Surprise

I think I’m a bit strange. I dislike almost all presents, whatever the time of year. I don’t much like giving them, and I certainly don’t like getting them. It has been ever thus. Read More

How the Way We Communicate During the Holidays Has Changed
4 weeks ago

How the Way We Communicate During the Holidays Has Changed

Sending cards, letters and gifts during the holidays was an important tradition in my family. My mother kept a hand-written address book and regularly updated the details that included names of friends and relatives, changed addresses, names and birthdays of children, and notes about who had divorced or died. Read More

Follow these 4 Steps to Have an Authentically Happy New Year
1 month ago

Follow these 4 Steps to Have an Authentically Happy New Year

By  •  Mindset

After a loss come sorrow, grief, anger and depression, even rage. My motto is ‘live your dreams without drama.’ Easier said than done sometimes. Read More

4 Positive Ways to Deal with Loneliness Over the Holidays
1 month ago

4 Positive Ways to Deal with Loneliness Over the Holidays

We can be sailing along just fine – independent, self-contained, pursuing our own interests, plenty of friends, regular contact with family members, and then boom! – the holidays come upon us and we feel like our ship starts to sink. Read More

The Surprising Truth About Celebrating Christmas Down Under
1 month ago

The Surprising Truth About Celebrating Christmas Down Under

By  •  Lifestyle

Christmas is white and pristine everywhere, isn’t it? Not so Down Under! For the Aussies’, Christmas is about hot sunny days, icy drinks, a cold, Christmas smorgasbord-style lunch shared with family and friends. Read More

5 Ways to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick
1 month ago

5 Ways to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

As the year winds down, I am reminded of all the New Year’s resolutions I didn’t stick to over the year. How do I remember? Because I’ve started to create a new list for the incoming year and the resolutions are exactly the same: Read More

How Caregivers Can Create the Best Possible Holiday for Loved Ones
1 month ago

How Caregivers Can Create the Best Possible Holiday for Loved Ones

I grew up with a Mom that pulled out all the stops for the holidays. Our entire house was decorated inside and out from the weekend before Thanksgiving to the weekend after New Year’s. Our house looked like a Hallmark Christmas card.  Read More

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