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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.

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

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

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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
11 months 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
11 months ago

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

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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

Holiday Neck Stress? Try These 5 Simple Exercises
11 months ago

Holiday Neck Stress? Try These 5 Simple Exercises

The holidays often bring a change in your routine that can cause stress and pain in your neck. Common to the mind/body world is the saying “it’s all connected.” This is never more true than with the relationship of your neck and shoulders to your posture. Most people have overly helpful upper traps – yet other important muscles (like your lats) remain underused…
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Healthy Eating During Holidays: 5 Ways to Stay on Track This Year
11 months ago

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
11 months ago

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
11 months 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
11 months ago

Knives Out: How to Avoid Family Conflict or Worse This Holiday Season

By  •  Family

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
11 months 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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