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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.

Healthy Eating During Holidays: 5 Ways to Stay on Track This Year
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Healthy Eating During Holidays: 5 Ways to Stay on Track This Year

As a child, I wanted nothing more than to sit with the grown-ups at the holiday table. But as the oldest of my four cousins and one brother, that was not possible. I was the designated President of the Little Table; the gatekeeper, if you will, between the two worlds. Read More

7 Liberating Truths That Will Keep Your Aging Body from Unhealthy Diets, Detoxes, and Cleanses This New Year
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7 Liberating Truths That Will Keep Your Aging Body from Unhealthy Diets, Detoxes, and Cleanses This New Year

It’s that time of the year. Over the Holidays, people indulge on food like it’s their last meal while planning how, after New Year’s Day, they are going to start a new diet and lose weight. Read More

A Little Help to Smooth the Holiday Awkwardness
1 month ago

A Little Help to Smooth the Holiday Awkwardness

Maybe it’s just me, but the holiday season can be an emotionally tricky time. As the mother of an adult son on the Spectrum, and a member of a family with different ways of seeing the world, I need a strategy to deal with the potential awkwardness…
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Knives Out: How to Avoid Family Conflict or Worse This Holiday Season
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Knives Out: How to Avoid Family Conflict or Worse This Holiday Season

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The movie Knives Out hunts down the clues to the death of Harlan Thrombey, a renowned crime novelist, who invites his family to his mansion for his 85th birthday party. The next morning, he is found dead…
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Have a Vegan Friend? Avoid Making These 10 Common Mistakes When Buying Gifts This Season
1 month ago

Have a Vegan Friend? Avoid Making These 10 Common Mistakes When Buying Gifts This Season

With the growth of the world’s vegan population, sooner or later you are going to be faced with the need to buy a gift for a vegan. If you are not a vegan yourself, this can be daunting…
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How to Stop Hating Christmas
1 month ago

How to Stop Hating Christmas

If the approach – or should that be onslaught? – of the festive season makes your heart sink, then here’s something to bear in mind: How you feel about Christmas depends largely on the perspective you choose to take – and note, I said ‘choose…’
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4 Ways to Add Healthier Foods to Your Holiday Parties This Year
1 month ago

4 Ways to Add Healthier Foods to Your Holiday Parties This Year

With the holiday season in full swing and parties abounding, it’s time to think about what dishes you will be serving – or bringing – to the next event. Too often we fall back on old standbys, such as cheesy dips, deep-fried appetizers…
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4 Positive Ways to Deal with Loneliness Over the Holidays
1 month ago

4 Positive Ways to Deal with Loneliness Over the Holidays

We can be sailing along just fine – independent, self-contained, pursuing our own interests, plenty of friends, regular contact with family members, and then boom! – the holidays come upon us and we feel like our ship starts to sink…
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6 Fabulous Christmas Gifts for Women Over 60 That Won’t Add Clutter
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6 Fabulous Christmas Gifts for Women Over 60 That Won’t Add Clutter

Do you spend weeks hunting in shops or spend hours on your computer looking for the perfect Christmas gifts? Gift giving can be an exhausting and emotionally draining experience as we struggle to find just the right gifts for our family and friends. Read More

How to Achieve Holiday Harmony By Decorating with Your Grandkids
2 months ago

How to Achieve Holiday Harmony By Decorating with Your Grandkids

Don’t you love to hear someone say, “I remember holidays at my grandparents’ house. I loved the smells and the decorations, especially the _____________. That was my favorite!” Do your kids, grandkids or family friends have specific decorations they always comment on? Read More