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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 to Embrace Holiday Traditions – Old and New – While Living Abroad
9 months 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?
9 months 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
9 months 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 
9 months 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
9 months 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

The Christmas Mirror: How Do You Rank on Holiday Spirit This Year?
9 months ago

The Christmas Mirror: How Do You Rank on Holiday Spirit This Year?

Are you beginning to tire of the Holiday Rat-Race? Sick of hearing how many more shopping days until Christmas? Take this Christmas Cheer Continuum Calculator to see whether you’re more Christmas Elf or Grinch. Read More

Hosting a Party? Don’t Make Your Guests Sick
9 months ago

Hosting a Party? Don’t Make Your Guests Sick

When I host a party, I do my best to provide a variety of foods to allow my guests to choose at least a couple of options that meet their nutritional restrictions. I also ask my guests what food allergies or sensitivities they have so that I can make sure I avoid them. Read More

The Best Christmas Gift of All: Do You Enjoy Life or You  Think You’re Too Old to Even Try?
9 months ago

The Best Christmas Gift of All: Do You Enjoy Life or You Think You’re Too Old to Even Try?

By  •  Mindset

Early this morning, I got up to do my exercises and mediation before heading to the airport for my annual Christmas visit at my best friend’s family’s house in Spokane, WA. Before I put the last bits and pieces in my luggage for the long drive to the airport, I checked my inbox. Read More

Enjoy Holiday Eating Without Gaining Weight With this Simple Mindset Hack
9 months ago

Enjoy Holiday Eating Without Gaining Weight With this Simple Mindset Hack

When you think of the holidays, is food one of the first things that comes to mind? Some of us can’t wait to cook, bake and eat all of those things we don’t make the rest of the year. Read More

Dealing with Grief Over Christmas: 5 Tips You Need to Know
9 months ago

Dealing with Grief Over Christmas: 5 Tips You Need to Know

Christmas, much like the other holidays, is a time when people look forward to the comforting nature of tradition, but when a death happens, the tradition is disrupted. Read More