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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 Stop Hating Christmas
11 months 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
11 months 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
11 months 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
11 months ago

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
11 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

How the Way We Communicate During the Holidays Has Changed
11 months ago

How the Way We Communicate During the Holidays Has Changed

Sending cards, letters and gifts during the holidays was an important tradition in my family. My mother kept a hand-written address book and regularly updated the details that included names of friends and relatives, changed addresses, names and birthdays of children, and notes about who had divorced or died. Read More

Here Are a Few of My Favorite Things… #4 Will Surprise You!
11 months ago

Here Are a Few of My Favorite Things… #4 Will Surprise You!

I am sure those words from The Sound of Music sound familiar to you. I am going to share with you a few of my favorite things since we are in the Holiday Season. These are products I use daily, and they offer solutions for many issues. Also, they are non-toxic, healthful and save money in some cases. Read More

3 Reliable Ways to Reduce Stress and Guilt at Family Celebrations
11 months ago

3 Reliable Ways to Reduce Stress and Guilt at Family Celebrations

The Holidays are supposed to be a great time of happiness, love and good cheer, but often, it isn’t like that at all. It’s just stress, stress, stress. It’s also guilt, guilt, guilt, as we feel we should love our family unconditionally…
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My Festive Season Decorations: You Wouldn’t Believe What’s Going On in My House This Year!
11 months ago

My Festive Season Decorations: You Wouldn’t Believe What’s Going On in My House This Year!

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For thousands of years, people have held mid winter festivities to break up the long hard months – something to plan for and look forward to.

Foraging for greenery and colour out in the bleak countryside, dragging in the Yule log for a lovely warm fire. An opportunity to cook delicious food to share with friends with plenty of mulled wine to wash it all down…
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Surviving the Holidays: A Guide for Women Over 60
11 months ago

Surviving the Holidays: A Guide for Women Over 60

The whirlwind of shopping, events, family, cooking, crafts, travel and other commitments leaves us ignoring our personal needs. Not only does this cause unnecessary stress but it will weaken our strength and can bring on illness…
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