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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.

How the Way We Communicate During the Holidays Has Changed
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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

20 Ways to Create Joyful Thoughts for Your New Year
10 months ago

20 Ways to Create Joyful Thoughts for Your New Year

Has 2017 been challenging for you? Getting older is not for sissies. Some of us face substantial family or financial problems. Sometimes the days can seem grim. Read More

7 Quick Things You Can Do to Have the Best New Year’s Eve Ever
10 months ago

7 Quick Things You Can Do to Have the Best New Year’s Eve Ever

By  •  Lifestyle

Why does New Year’s Eve evoke such strong feelings in people? It was the best of times, it was the worst of times – thanks for the insight, Charles Dickens. The real question is: how do I bullet-proof myself either way? Read More

How to Stop Hating Christmas
10 months ago

How to Stop Hating Christmas

Forgive my ‘Bah humbug!’ assumption – and if you adore Christmas feel free to stop reading now.

But if the approach – or should that be onslaught? – of the festive season makes your heart sink, then here’s something to bear in mind: How you feel about Christmas depends largely on the perspective you choose to take – and note, I said ‘choose.’ Read More

Top 3 Tech-Inspired New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors
10 months ago

Top 3 Tech-Inspired New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors

Do you make New Year’s resolutions? Are they always the same? Are you looking to improve your knowledge of technology and its many uses? Why not update your old, same resolutions with tech-inspiration? Read More