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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!

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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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

A Gift of Love: An Odyssey of Baking Cinnamon Rolls to Warm an Old Heart
10 months ago

A Gift of Love: An Odyssey of Baking Cinnamon Rolls to Warm an Old Heart

By  •  Lifestyle

With the holiday season in full swing, my house is decorated, cookies baked, gifts wrapped, and holiday cards sent. With one final thing to check off my list, I saved the most challenging for last – buying a Christmas present for my dear husband. Read More

4 Positive Ways to Deal with Loneliness Over the Holidays
10 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. Read More

3 Tips to Connect with Others in a Meaningful Way This Holiday Season… Even If You Hate Parties
11 months ago

3 Tips to Connect with Others in a Meaningful Way This Holiday Season… Even If You Hate Parties

I’m not very comfortable at parties.

I flit around like a hummingbird, never lingering with any one person. Or I latch on to one person in hopes of having a conversation that lasts all evening. Read More

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!

By  •  Lifestyle

Deck the halls with boughs of holly with a few rainbows thrown in.

I know it doesn’t scan but what the heck – that’s what I’ll be doing this year. This morning on the TV, I saw this year’s White House decorations. My first thought was, “It looks more like a Christmas shop than a house!”

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