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.

2 days ago

How to Maintain Your Exercise Routine (Even During the Holidays) + VIDEO

Almost everyone struggles with staying active during the holidays. There’s so much disruption, whether you have family staying, are going away or are just out of your normal routine. It can be a very special time, seeing family (especially grandchildren…

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2 days ago

Christmas Gifts for Women

Giving and receiving gifts at Christmas is a great source of pleasure. I know I like offering gifts as much as I enjoy getting them. It’s never been easier to do purchases online and have them delivered to your door or directly shipped…

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3 days ago

Books for Everyone on Your Holiday List

Don’t most of us love to receive books? How much fun is it to unwrap a cookbook we wouldn’t think of buying for ourselves? Or flip through the novel we’ve heard so much about? Or snuggle with a grandchild as we share a picture book?

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5 days ago

Acknowledging the December Dilemma in Multi-Cultural Families

I’m traveling with a friend. We stop at an artist’s cooperative in a university town on our way back home. We spot a dizzying array of Christmas tree ornaments. As always, we ignore them – they have no relevance in our Jewish lives. Abruptly, my friend…

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1 week ago

The Importance of Gratitude This Thanksgiving

I’ve always considered November to be the month of gratitude. This is not to say that gratitude shouldn’t be practiced every month of the year, but during this month, I believe it’s particularly important to make it a priority…

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2 weeks ago

Losing a Loved One: Another Year, Another Empty Chair

I love Thanksgiving. It is my favorite holiday of the entire year. I try to live a life filled with gratitude, and it’s special to have a day set aside for giving thanks – even though I practice it every day. This year, my estranged daughter will once again…

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2 weeks ago

How to Look Forward to the Holidays When You Are Divorced Over 50

The holidays are coming. The falling snow, ringing of sleigh bells, and smells of turkey and pumpkin pie can conjure memories of family and togetherness. When we are divorced and over 50, these same images may trigger emotions, making us feel…

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3 weeks ago

5 Healthy Tips to Thrive this Holiday Season Without Regrets

Let’s face it: it is hard to stick to healthy eating and an exercise plan during the holidays. Everywhere we turn, there are tempting foods and drinks – from treats at office parties to our own traditional family favorites. When you add in a busy schedule…

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4 weeks ago

How to Explore Diverse Holiday Traditions with Your Grandchildren

The holiday season is upon us. Of course, thoughts go to food, gatherings with family and friends, giving, and gratitude. But it is also a time when we share stories – holiday stories, family stories, and just plain good stories. However, we often share…

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2 months ago

How to Use the Power of Forgiveness in Time for the Holidays

With the winter holidays just around the corner, many of us are wondering how we will handle getting together, in whatever form, with certain people, whether they are family or friends. We all have those people with whom we’ve had a falling out or a breakdown…

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