Are your holiday traditions stressing you out? Maybe it’s time to tweak your seasonal activities for less stress and more fun!
I’ve followed the regular rituals of the season for several decades, but this year I intend to change the frantic schedule and reduce or eliminate some traditional activities. I already feel a wee bit guilty, but here are some stress-reducing actions I’ve planned for this year.
With the holiday season fast approaching, you may be feeling despair at the thought of facing all those tempting foods you so love. But you needn’t gain weight or eat foods with zero nutritional value.
The key is to make the best choices from the array of dishes spread out before you. Here are five foods often found in holiday meals that are actually quite good for you.
As the holiday season approaches, it is a lovely time to reflect on our blessings and share them with others. Those of us with computer access and who can be part of the Sixty and Me community are indeed some of the luckiest women in the world. It probably means we have a roof over our heads, clean water and food in our cupboards.
Women over 60 are often interested in self-improvement and making positive changes in our lives. New Year’s Resolutions can be an ideal opportunity to take stock of where we are in life and chart a course for where we want to go during the year ahead.
The holidays are filled with predicable patterns that give meaning to the season. There is something comforting about doing the same thing year after year; it gives a sense of consistency and ritual.
Christmas can be a time of conflicting emotions. Some people have deep personal associations with the holidays that are just too painful to release – so they reject the holidays all together. Others embrace all the festivities of the season, from bright holiday lights to Christmas trees and New Year parties.
One of the most popular holiday traditions is decorating the Christmas tree. For many families, turning on of the tree lights is a sign that the holiday season has begun.
Halloween is a bitter-sweet time of the year for me. On the one hand, I love seeing all of the kids in my neighborhood dress up. I simply adore seeing their faces when they open my door to collect candy and see how I have decorated. They are so cute!
The tradition of gift giving is an important part of the holidays and some people take it very seriously. Grandchildren produce long and detailed fantasy lists with items that they know are pushing every possible button. Where exactly can one buy teleportation machines these days? Unless you start planning in July, you might be waiting in long lines for those in demand gifts.
Even though families are spread across the world these days, the holiday season offers an opportunity to connect even the most tenuous dots. Many families live close enough to visit each other. This is great because everyone can connect physically with great food, entertainment, walks or fun planned activities.