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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.

5 Financial Ideas to Help Aging Women End the Year with Dignity and Gratitude
4 weeks ago

5 Financial Ideas to Help Aging Women End the Year with Dignity and Gratitude

Regardless of how we feel about it, this year is rolling to a close. Perhaps we failed to achieve the goals we had set for ourselves in those past 12 months. Or, maybe we managed to fulfill our expectations. Read More

The Best Gift Ever: The Surprisingly Inexpensive, Yet Priceless Christmas Present
4 weeks ago

The Best Gift Ever: The Surprisingly Inexpensive, Yet Priceless Christmas Present

By  •  Mindset

Jill was in the kitchen, right in the middle of making cookies. I’d been at their house for about a week, which is typical around Christmas, when I spend my annual two weeks at their home in Eastern Washington. Read More

The New Year’s Resolution that Will Save You the Most in Health Care Costs
4 weeks ago

The New Year’s Resolution that Will Save You the Most in Health Care Costs

Just the other day, I was talking with one of my clients, and we both couldn’t believe that it was almost the new year! Of course, we started talking about New Year’s resolutions and whether or not we participated in this ritual…
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Top 10 Food Trends for 2020 – Will They Change Your Life?
1 month ago

Top 10 Food Trends for 2020 – Will They Change Your Life?

The start of every decade brings along promotions and trends of all sorts, many of which affect our food choices. Are you curious about the food trends expected to surface in 2020? Perhaps you have noticed some of them?
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The Gift That Changed My Life… It Could Change Yours Too!
1 month ago

The Gift That Changed My Life… It Could Change Yours Too!

By  •  Lifestyle

I was talking with a friend this morning who said, “I’m already exhausted… and the holiday season just began!” She went on to say that she barely had time to enjoy Thanksgiving because she spent so much time…
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How to Embrace Holiday Traditions – Old and New – While Living Abroad
1 month ago

How to Embrace Holiday Traditions – Old and New – While Living Abroad

By  •  Lifestyle

I recently got an email from two of my siblings asking my opinion on a family matter. Apparently, one of our aunts used to send a tub of popcorn to each of her grown-up nieces and nephews, every Christmas…
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Is Christmas Really the Happiest Time of the Year?
1 month ago

Is Christmas Really the Happiest Time of the Year?

By  •  Family

I love Christmas! Mostly for the fact that it means a rest from the daily grind, a chance to have at least one day eating what I want, and best of all, spending it with people I love. Read More

4 Ways to Make Holiday Eating a Gift of Social Experience
1 month ago

4 Ways to Make Holiday Eating a Gift of Social Experience

By  •  Lifestyle

In our ‘civilized’ world, food isn’t just used for survival, food is a drug. Do you know anyone who consistently refuses food when offered? Read More

Happiness with Less: How to Achieve It Through the Holidays and into the New Year 
1 month ago

Happiness with Less: How to Achieve It Through the Holidays and into the New Year 

By  •  Lifestyle

One by one I picked up the memories wrapped in each ornament and hung them on the tree. Pictures materialized in my mind of a beloved’s head bent while creating these ornaments in his shop, little fingers gingerly gluing a star on a felt Christmas tree, a friend’s offering of a token of nature, a sister’s foreboding of a life passing. These are my company in the dark days of December. Read More

A Legacy of Values Is a Great Holiday Gift for Grandkids
1 month ago

A Legacy of Values Is a Great Holiday Gift for Grandkids

As our age of wisdom approaches with entering our fifth decade of life, many of us realize we want to share our values and hard-earned lessons with younger family members. We want to guide them toward valuable choices. After all, they don’t have to learn everything the hard way. Read More