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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.

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

A Compassionate Christmas from One Generation to the Next
11 months ago

A Compassionate Christmas from One Generation to the Next

Do you want Christmas to be more than the dazzle of gifts and tinsel, either for yourself, or your child or grandchild? Read More

What Makes a Perfect Gift for a Caregiver: 4 Ideas You Can Consider This Christmas
11 months ago

What Makes a Perfect Gift for a Caregiver: 4 Ideas You Can Consider This Christmas

Most of us have at least one or two caregivers in our lives. As the holidays arrive and gift lists are being made, we often come at a loss when we need to think of an appropriate gift for caregivers. 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

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

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

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

By  •  Family

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

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

12 Unusual Tips Any Woman Over 60 Can Use to Chase Away the Blues
11 months ago

12 Unusual Tips Any Woman Over 60 Can Use to Chase Away the Blues

By  •  Mindset

The holidays tend to be charged with lots of emotion and plenty of myths about this ‘magical’ time of year, especially for those of us in the decades beyond 60. Wandering through a mall in search of the ideal gift can be exhausting. It’s a time of high expectations that often go unfulfilled…
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Living with Chronic Illness? A New Christmas Tree Mindset Approach Helps to Age Well Regardless
11 months ago

Living with Chronic Illness? A New Christmas Tree Mindset Approach Helps to Age Well Regardless

By  •  Mindset

Have your Christmas tree traditions changed over the years? Many of my friends have opted for artificial trees for ease and cost. This, at first, does make sense since they use the artificial trees year after year. Read More

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 Stop Hating Christmas
11 months ago

How to Stop Hating Christmas

Forgive my ‘Bah humbug!’ assumption – and if you adore Christmas feel free to stop reading now.

But 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.’ Read More