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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 Let Regrets Keep You from Enjoying the Holidays
6 months ago

Don’t Let Regrets Keep You from Enjoying the Holidays

By  •  Mindset

As the holiday season is upon us – with friends and families making plans to get together, stores filled to the rafters with gifts to give to loved ones, airports and train-stations jammed with travelers hurrying to their joyful destinations…
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A New Decade Begins – Hello, 2020! Let’s Embrace the New while Staying Wise of the Past
6 months ago

A New Decade Begins – Hello, 2020! Let’s Embrace the New while Staying Wise of the Past

Have you considered that our upcoming new year is 2020? It has quite literally snuck up on us! We are entering a new decade. Remember when it turned 2000? Can you believe that it’s now 20 years later?

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Holiday Connections or Conflict – Delve into the Spirit with a Care Culture of Well-Being
6 months ago

Holiday Connections or Conflict – Delve into the Spirit with a Care Culture of Well-Being

“It’s so difficult to find the right gifts for loved-ones because what we really want for the holidays – connection, hope, faith, joy, wonder, magic – can’t be found on the shelves or on-line…”
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How to Enjoy Holiday Food Without Gaining Weight (And Maybe Even Losing a Little!)
6 months ago

How to Enjoy Holiday Food Without Gaining Weight (And Maybe Even Losing a Little!)

We’ve now entered the holiday season. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus or the New Year, you’ll likely celebrate with all kinds of delicious food. Maybe some of these foods you only prepare during the holidays or don’t eat during the rest of the year…
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Preventing a Thanksgiving Meltdown May Be Difficult (or Impossible!) But It’s Worth a Try
6 months ago

Preventing a Thanksgiving Meltdown May Be Difficult (or Impossible!) But It’s Worth a Try

By  •  Lifestyle

I don’t excel in the kitchen. No magnificently stuffed, basted and roasted turkey will ever
emerge from my seldom-used oven to my gleaming Lenox serving platter – unless someone else makes it. I must confess, I am more interested in what goes on around the table rather than what dishes get
placed on it…
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Happy Holidays! 6 Ways to Stay Positive This Winter
6 months ago

Happy Holidays! 6 Ways to Stay Positive This Winter

The holidays can be hard on many of us, no matter our age.

As the years go by, there are a lot of reasons we can slip into being sad or lonely or depressed when the days get shorter and the temps start dipping. Read More

Pause, Reflect and Give Thanks: The Power of Gratitude During the Holidays
6 months ago

Pause, Reflect and Give Thanks: The Power of Gratitude During the Holidays

Meister Eckhart, a 13th century mystic, wrote, “If the only prayer you said in your whole life was ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” Read More

A Powerful Reason to Give Gratitude During the Holidays and into the New Year
6 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!”
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5 Fool-Proof Tips for Surviving the Holidays
6 months ago

5 Fool-Proof Tips for Surviving the Holidays

By  •  Lifestyle

Aaahh, the smell of roasting turkey. Sounds of jingle bells and children’s red-cheeked laughter. Visions of shiny wrapping paper and sparkly trees and glowing menorahs. Joy and connection. The happiest time of the year. Except when it isn’t…
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I Hated Giving and Receiving Gifts… Until I Got This Surprise
6 months ago

I Hated Giving and Receiving Gifts… Until I Got This Surprise

Actually, that’s not quite true. I dislike almost all presents, whatever the time of year. I don’t much like giving them, and I certainly don’t like getting them. It has been ever thus…
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