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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.

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

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

Don’t Fight Holiday Stress and Temptations… Avoid Them!
1 month ago

Don’t Fight Holiday Stress and Temptations… Avoid Them!

I was originally going to title this post “Surviving the Holidays,” and we all would immediately know what that meant – not gaining a million pounds and still be talking to our family when it’s all over. But if our goal is just to ‘survive,’ then if we achieve our goal, we survive. How satisfying is that? Read More

Dear Santa, Here Are the Gifts That Older Women Really Want
1 month ago

Dear Santa, Here Are the Gifts That Older Women Really Want

By  •  Family

In the spirit of the holidays, I call out to individuals 55 and over to share your wish list with Santa. Not the kind of Christmas wishes and dreams we typically hope to receive from relatives and friends. Read More

Spending Christmas Alone? 8 Things to Do if You’re Alone for the Holidays
1 month ago

Spending Christmas Alone? 8 Things to Do if You’re Alone for the Holidays

The holidays aren’t always a happy time – for some they’re reminders that they are lone, whether they’re widowed, divorced, separated or simply away from family and friends. Add grief to that and it’s even more difficult. Loneliness is painful. Read More

Gifts for Grandkids: How to Turn Christmas Gift No-No-Nos into Hearty Ho-Ho-Hos
1 month ago

Gifts for Grandkids: How to Turn Christmas Gift No-No-Nos into Hearty Ho-Ho-Hos

By  •  Family

With a week left until Christmas, family members all over the world are making silent, solemn, last-minute promises to be nice and not naughty this season when they gather together to celebrate the holidays. Read More