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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.

The Best Christmas Gift of All: Do You Enjoy Life or Do You Consider Yourself Too Old to Even Try?
11 months ago

The Best Christmas Gift of All: Do You Enjoy Life or Do You Consider Yourself 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

Hosting a Party? Don’t Make Your Guests Sick
11 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 Christmas Mirror: How Do You Rank on Holiday Spirit This Year?
11 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

Is Christmas Really the Happiest Time of the Year?
11 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

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

7 Gift Giving Ideas for the Senior Fitness Fanatics
11 months ago

7 Gift Giving Ideas for the Senior Fitness Fanatics

Do you have a few blank spaces next to the names of friends and relatives who continue – or have begun – to pursue exercise or athletic endeavors in their senior years? Read More

4 Ways to Make Holiday Eating a Gift of Social Experience
11 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

Hectic Holidays? 3 Sites and Apps to Save You Time and Money This Winter
11 months ago

Hectic Holidays? 3 Sites and Apps to Save You Time and Money This Winter

You’re running around. You’re spending money. You’re starting to feel that familiar holiday-stress, that slippery-slope feeling: not enough time, too much spending. Read More

One Simple Mindset Hack to Enjoying Holiday Eating Without Gaining Weight After 50
11 months ago

One Simple Mindset Hack to Enjoying Holiday Eating Without Gaining Weight After 50

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

A Powerful Reason to Give Gratitude During the Holidays and into the New Year
11 months ago

A Powerful Reason to Give Gratitude During the Holidays and into the New Year

How many times a day do you give gratitude for your gifts, for your family and for the blessings of your life?

I’ll admit it. Some days I forget to make my gratitude intentional, and then when I realize I haven’t done so, I understand why my day is off balance. “Oh, that’s why I’m not fully present!” “Oh, that’s why everything I do seems to be slightly off!” Read More