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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.

3 months ago

A Powerful Reason to Give Gratitude During the Holidays and into the New Year

How many times a day do you give gratitude for your gifts, for your family and for the blessings of your life? I’ll admit it. Some days I forget to make my gratitude intentional, and then when I realize I haven’t done so, I understand why my day is off balance…

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3 months ago

How to Enjoy Holiday Food Without Gaining Weight (And Maybe Even Losing a Little!)

We’ve now entered the holiday season. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus or the New Year, you’ll likely celebrate with all kinds of delicious food. Maybe some of these foods you only prepare during the holidays…

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3 months ago

Suddenly Single over the Holidays: A Difficult Time to Make Good Cheer

As the holiday season approaches, I often think about those who are Suddenly Single – and have recently experienced life-altering events such as divorce, widowhood, or separation. Especially during the holidays, overwhelming feelings…

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3 months ago

How to Tweak Your Holiday Traditions for Less Stress and More Fun

Somehow the month of May instantly became November, and it’s time to prepare for the holidays. 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…

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3 months ago

5 Gifts for Elderly Parents Who Seem to Have Everything they Need

Let’s face it. The older someone gets, the harder it is to buy holiday gifts for him or her. How many sweaters and ties do you need after all? My wife and I stopped exchanging gifts because frankly, we get what we need all year round!

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4 months ago

8 Best Thanksgiving Gifts

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to celebrate family, friends and those you love, and what better way to show your appreciation than to give them a thoughtful gift? Don’t just bring wine to the feast; surprise your host with a special…

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4 months 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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10 months ago

Celebrating New Year’s – Not Just on January 1

Until I started traveling to many other countries, it never occurred to me that the New Year is celebrated at many other times during the year besides January 1. As I have talked about in previous articles, my husband and I are retired and slow-traveling…

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1 year ago

A Sampling of End-Of-Year Celebrations and Traditions

The end of one year and the beginning of the next is surrounded with many traditions involving celebrations and food. Perhaps you’re accustomed as I have been, to heading downtown to watch a few fireworks, or joining your family around the television…

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1 year ago

6 Blissful Ways to Write During the New Year

We are about to embark on a new decade, and for most of us, this marks our sixth or seventh decade on the Earth. With a new decade, we can choose to make intentions for new beginnings…

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