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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.

4 Positive Ways to Deal with Loneliness Over the Holidays
5 days 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

3 Tips to Connect with Others in a Meaningful Way This Holiday Season… Even If You Hate Parties
1 week ago

3 Tips to Connect with Others in a Meaningful Way This Holiday Season… Even If You Hate Parties

I’m not very comfortable at parties.

I flit around like a hummingbird, never lingering with any one person. Or I latch on to one person in hopes of having a conversation that lasts all evening. Read More

My Festive Season Decorations: You Wouldn’t Believe What’s Going On in My House This Year!
1 week ago

My Festive Season Decorations: You Wouldn’t Believe What’s Going On in My House This Year!

By  •  Lifestyle

Deck the halls with boughs of holly with a few rainbows thrown in.

I know it doesn’t scan but what the heck – that’s what I’ll be doing this year. This morning on the TV, I saw this year’s White House decorations. My first thought was, “It looks more like a Christmas shop than a house!”

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No New Year’s Resolutions for Me! The Confessions of a Mature Woman
1 week ago

No New Year’s Resolutions for Me! The Confessions of a Mature Woman

By  •  Mindset

Smile if you have made New Year’s resolutions in the past. Now smile again if you have kept them all year. It is truly difficult to keep those ‘promises’ going for an entire year, isn’t? Read More

Surviving the Holidays: A Guide for Women Over 60
2 weeks ago

Surviving the Holidays: A Guide for Women Over 60

I have found holidays can be stressful at any age, but for me they are especially so as I tend to over obligate and take little care of myself. Read More

4 Ways to Add Healthier Foods to Your Holiday Parties This Year
2 weeks ago

4 Ways to Add Healthier Foods to Your Holiday Parties This Year

With the holiday season in full swing and parties abounding, it’s time to think about what dishes you will be serving – or bringing – to the next event. Read More

Happy Holidays! 6 Ways to Stay Positive This Winter
2 weeks ago

Happy Holidays! 6 Ways to Stay Positive This Winter

The holidays can be hard on many of us, no matter our age.

As the years go by, there are a lot of reasons we can slip into being sad or lonely or depressed when the days get shorter and the temps start dipping. Read More

How the Way We Communicate During the Holidays Has Changed
2 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

Here Are a Few of My Favorite Things for the Holiday Season… #4 Will Surprise You!
2 weeks ago

Here Are a Few of My Favorite Things for the Holiday Season… #4 Will Surprise You!

I am sure those words from The Sound of Music sound familiar to you. I am going to share with you a few of my favorite things since we are in the Holiday Season. These are products I use daily, and they offer solutions for many issues. Also, they are non-toxic, healthful and save money in some cases. Read More

Debbie Reynolds’ Thanksgiving Tradition Lives On Through Her Granddaughter
3 weeks ago

Debbie Reynolds’ Thanksgiving Tradition Lives On Through Her Granddaughter

By  •  News

The holidays are a time for relishing in the various family traditions that we each hold near and dear to our hearts, whether they are tried-and-true traditions passed down through generations of family or brand-new traditions that have just been developed, all traditions have a way of making the holidays feel personal and special. Read More