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 that involves stress, irritation, and sometimes even anger.[Read more…] about How to Reduce Holiday Stress
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, I am going to break that personal, unwritten rule of mine by sharing a poem (which wasn’t really intended to be one) by Pamela Redmond Satran, a New York Times bestselling author.
Resisting the temptation of your favorite treats is already difficult to begin with, and now, with the holiday season finally here, the struggle becomes all the more real. While it can be difficult, it’s important to be mindful with the sweets you consume during these next couple of weeks as certain foods can affect your body in more ways than one.[Read more…] about Can Certain Holiday Foods Influence Your Skin? Here’s What You Need to Know
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 to plastic ornaments to gifting items that end up in a landfill. This year, reframe your traditions so that they include sustainable best practices. [Read more…] about How to Have a Sustainable Holiday Season
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 science, while others are still trying to find their groove. Even if you feel like you have your system perfectly in place, there are always areas you can improve. [Read more…] about Dos and Don’ts for Christmas Time
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.[Read more…] about The Holiday Blues