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Travel, Balance and Goodwill for the Holidays – and Beyond!

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As most of us would agree that the holidays are not just about eating, making resolutions and getting presents, but about giving, centering ourselves in relation to others and togetherness, what better way to give back to others than by planning our travel around these holiday themes of balance and goodwill? That’s right – travel as a way of giving back. Think about it as practice for all of those New Year’s Resolutions. Only this time, the resolutions aren’t simply to help you lose a few inches or to get out more; these resolutions will not only edify your person, but the lives of those less fortunate – a real treat for everyone involved! Read More »

Holiday Host/Hostess Gift Guide

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Wherever your family is headed this season, don’t show up for dinner or a holiday party empty-handed…use our trusty gift guide and arrive prepared with a thoughtful token of appreciation for your host and/or hostess. While we would never turn down a good bottle of wine, try to make things a bit more personal this year with evergreen gifts that keep on giving. Read More »

Tips for a Pet-Friendly Holiday

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‘Tis the season for holiday parties, and many pet lovers jump at the opportunity to include their four-legged friends in the festivities. Pet holiday parties may range from the simply elegant to the simply silly, but they all have one thing in common – a doggone good time. Read More »

Easy Winter Crafts for Cold Winter Days

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The countdown is on until Winter Break for kids everywhere. Although the kids are thrilled about 2 weeks off from school, it will only be a matter of time until you start hearing the words “I’m bored!” Don’t panic parents—I’ve got plenty of fun ideas for you to keep things interesting for the kiddos during Winter Break and beyond. And the best part is all the projects are easy and for kids of all ages. Read More »

The Art of Teaching Kids Thankfulness

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Thanksgiving time beckons for each of us to declare the things we’re thankful for. For many adults, the answer comes easily—our health, family, love or maybe a new job. Teaching kids thankfulness can be a little trickier. But once they are able to understand, they quickly realize the amazing feeling they get from giving back and feeling grateful. There are many fun and interesting ways to teach kids to be thankful from a young age. And the younger they start, the more engrained it will be as they get older. Here are few ideas for helping to teach your kids thankfulness. Read More »

Keep Warm (and Happy) this Winter

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Winter can be a wonderful season: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, and Valentine’s Day all fall in one three-month period. However, aside from its delightful holidays, the winter days are shorter, nights are longer, and depression is more common, especially among those who are already prone. There is no need to fret, however, because natural solutions: light, candles, scent, and a little bit of love. Read More »