Category: Holidays

  • It’s a Sad Year When You Don’t Learn Something New!

          My Grandfather always used to say, “It’s a sad day when you don’t learn something new.”  As one who loves to learn, I remind myself of this on a daily basis. I try and learn something new every day. When we celebrate New Year’s many people are reflective, and I am no exception.…

  • Save Your Dollars and Sense- The Real Scoop on Weight Loss

      O.K, I have to admit that every January I cringe when I see the ads for weight loss. The miracles abound and the “real” answer to weight loss woes are simply a click away. Too  much belly fat? There’s a program for that.  Excess holiday weight gain? There’s a drink for that.  Get abs…

  • Let Go of Scrooge and Create Your Own Holiday Joy

    For the last 15 years I have experienced and enjoyed the holidays fully. When I was young, I had the all too common experience of divorce in my family which resulted in less than stellar holidays, and often some form of drama. My story isn’t unusual, but how I decided to change it all is…

  • Thanksgiving- Lost in Translation

      One of the reasons I love Thanksgiving is that it’s not about the gifts, it’s about family. Coming together, sharing a meal, sharing stories and realizing what really matters. However, thanks to this crazy world of consumerism, we can’t even forget about the world around us for one day because stores have decided to…

  • No Virginia- There is No Perfect Christmas

    There’s no doubt that the holiday season conjures up a collection of feelings. Everything from reflection and melancholy, to stress and pressure. The pressure to pull off the perfect holiday is the most common, yet rarely admitted. My holidays as a child is one big blur. We were all over the place and the only…