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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.

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

A Gift of Love: An Odyssey of Baking Cinnamon Rolls to Warm an Old Heart
11 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
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. 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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No New Year’s Resolutions for Me! The Confessions of a Mature Woman
12 months ago

No New Year’s Resolutions for Me! The Confessions of a Mature Woman

By  •  Mindset

Smile if you have made New Year’s resolutions in the past. Now smile again if you have kept them all year. It is truly difficult to keep those ‘promises’ going for an entire year, isn’t? Read More

Surviving the Holidays: A Guide for Women Over 60
12 months ago

Surviving the Holidays: A Guide for Women Over 60

I have found holidays can be stressful at any age, but for me they are especially so as I tend to over obligate and take little care of myself. Read More

4 Ways to Add Healthier Foods to Your Holiday Parties This Year
12 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. Read More

Happy Holidays! 6 Ways to Stay Positive This Winter
12 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