Articles with the tag holidays

How to Have a Sustainable Holiday Season

The holidays are a joyful time of year. We all have different traditions and ways we celebrate. Unfortunately, some of these habits are creating unnecessary waste. Stanford University reports that 25% more trash is thrown away during the holiday season the spans from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day.  This waste includes everything from uneaten food […]

Dos and Don’ts for Christmas Time

The holiday season has begun, whether we are ready for it or not! The weather has definitely begun to chill, and even stores have begun to switch into their Christmas decor. As we gear up for the snowy holiday, we begin to organize our lives. Many of us have our Christmas prep down to a […]

The Holiday Blues

by Brett Grayson “Sawyer, stop looking at me like that.” Sawyer’s my dog. He doesn’t speak English. I wish he did. Then again, maybe he wouldn’t love me as unconditionally. His small brain makes him loyal and willing to stay in bed until noon with me.

Managing Diabetes During the Holidays

According to the CDC, 30 million Americans are currently suffering from some form of diabetes. Many, however, are unaware of what diabetes actually is, and how hard it can be to manage the condition during the holiday season. Diabetes is a disorder of the human metabolism, or the way our bodies use digested food for […]

How to Mental Prep for the Holiday Season

It’s that time of year again, where we seem to stumble upon an endless holiday season. For most people, this is an exciting time filled with traditions and gatherings. We start with Halloween, move on to Thanksgiving, speed into Christmas, and finally it comes to a close with New Years. During this exciting time, you […]

A Tribute to All Women: “Things Every Woman Should Have And Should Know”

I normally don’t buy into the “things you should know/have by the time you’re [age]” articles. They were (are?) a trend, and I don’t believe they apply to everyone. While a sensible person would know that, it seems to me that those kinds of articles tend to put unnecessary pressure on some people. Today, however, […]

Using Mindfulness to Get Through the Holiday Season

The holidays can be an exciting time to catch up with loved ones and take a much-needed step back from hectic schedules and busy lives. But the celebratory season is also a period in which many experience depression and anxiety. Whenever possible, those dealing with mental illness should always seek professional help. People are also […]

How to Reduce Holiday Stress

The last month of the year is supposed to be all about joy, giving, and creating wonderful memories with family and friends. In reality, we know that this period has another side – a darker side which involves stress, irritation, and sometimes even anger. This can be the result of having to shop for Christmas […]

4 Ways to Celebrate Christmas Differently

The Christmas fever can hardly be ignored, with every commercial establishment playing Christmas songs and flaunting decor all over the place. From Santa to fake snow to Christmas sales – no one can escape the Christmas “spirit”. But what does Christmas really mean to you? What do you do during this period? For many, Christmas […]