How to Overcome the Overwhelm of the Holiday Season (And Reduce Holiday Stress)
The Holiday Season can be a wonderful time of year, filled with lovely decorations, gift exchanges, visits with friends and family and delicious meals. But for many of us, the Holiday Season can also be quite overwhelming with all the added activities such as decorating our homes, selecting, buying, wrapping and exchanging gifts and hosting friends and family while we prepare multi-course elaborate meals! The question is, "What can we do to Overcome Overwhelm during the Holidays?"1.
As the holidays approach, I find myself wondering how I'm going to accomplish all I expect of myself. I expect to have perfect presents under the tree for an astounding number of people who will be visiting from out of town, besides the usual round of gifts for my children, immediate family, close friends and significant others, such as teachers, school staff, hair dressers, manicurist, etc.
Valentines Day Rapport
How to develop and heighten rapport on Valentines Day beyond your wildest dreams!With Valentines day on the doorstep for another year here is way of enhancing those romantic occasions. In thinking about something pertinent to Valentines, I thought I would write about a topic that fascinates me; developing rapport.
Fireplace Decorating Tips for Easter: Give Your Rooms Natural Focal Point an Easter Look
Sure you decorate your fireplace and mantel for the winter holidays, but don't forget this important focal point in your room as Spring approaches. Here are some nearly-instant ideas for springtime and Easter fireplace decorating:Daffodils in crystal or glass vases on each end of your mantel bespeak the coming of Spring.
The Last Laugh: Parental Pranks for April 1
The exact origin of April Fool's Day is uncertain, but popular belief is that it began in France with the adoption of a new calendar. In 1582, the Gregorian calendar (still in use today) replaced the long-standing Julian calendar and New Year's celebrations were moved from April 1 to January 1.
Tips for Planning an Egg-stra Special Easter Party
Bunnies & chicks, colourful eggs, and the hunt for hidden chocolate. It's no wonder kids await the arrival of Easter with such eager anticipation.
Holiday Tips & Treats That Wont Play Tricks On Your Waistline
Halloween - so starts the Holiday Season. The average American gains 7-12 pounds between Halloween and New Year's .
Sometimes gifts that are truly from your heart have no cash value. But the value to the recipient can be more than any amount of money could provide.
Do It Yourself Gifts
Sometimes gifts that you purchase are not as personalized as you would like. They do not quite seem to fit the idea you had in mind.
The Bloated Bar Mitzvah Celebration: 6 Ways to Take It Back
Bar Mitzvah celebrations have grown exponentially in size and scope in the past twenty years.That's great news for me; I derive much of the income I earn as a party entertainer from working at these events.
Unique Gift Ideas for the 21st Century
As a personal growth specialist, I like to think I'm hip. I like to think I am avant garde.
New Year's Resolution: Love Your Body!
Ah, the beginning of a New Year. A time to reflect and start anew: new hopes, dreams, goals for yourself.
Santa Goes Low Carb!
North Pole- The word is out! Due to an "unpublished dilemma" last Christmas Eve Santa has gone Low Carb!Sources reveal that Santa was stuck in a chimney somewhere in California for over an hour last Christmas Eve - how embarrassing! The incident certainly wreaked havoc with his jolly schedule for the most important night of the year. In the aftermath, it caused Santa to really stop and think.
How To Stay Slim During The Holiday Season
The majority of people find themselves carrying additional fat once the holidays are over. Worst of all, most of them never lose this extra weight.
Cornucopia Centerpiece for Thanksgiving Day
As we enter into the month of November my thoughts turn towards Thanksgiving and everything that this wonderful holiday has to offer.It is a time for spending time with family and friends and for counting the many blessings the past year has brought to us.
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Remembering What Makes The Holidays SpecialNPRNewbery Medal-winning author Kwame Alexander joins NPR's Rachel Martin to discuss poetry about the holidays, and to ask listeners for their help writing a poem about the season. Facebook; Twitter; Flipboard; Email. Get The Stories That Grabbed Us This ...
Truly Texas HolidaysTexas MonthlyWhile buying â€ślocalâ€ť is a good idea throughout the year, maybe especially at the holidays it can make the meals you share and the time you spend with family that much more special. For example, the Anheuser-Busch brewery in Houston has been crafting ...
The most outrageous private-jet requests for the holidaysPage Six'Tis the season for the ultrawealthy to fly private and make over-the-top holiday requests. Bob Seidel, CEO of private-jet company Alerion Aviation, tells us that one mother didn't want her daughter to be alone for the holidays, so â€śtwo years in a row ...
Celebrate the holidays with some free HitmanPC GamerOn the 15th day of Christmas, a bald assassin with a penchant for red ties dressed up as Santa and killed some bad dudes. From today until January 5, Hitman's Paris level and accompanying DLC will be free for everyone. And yes, that includes the ...and more »
Video: Avoiding 'senior isolation' during the holidaysWSAV-TV(SNN) â€” Holidays are a time of joy, family and friendsâ€¦for most of us. But for some seniors, holidays can be tough. â€śThey are possibly displaced from their background from where they were before they may be without their spouse or loved ones who have ...
Harvard Health (blog)
Navigating the holidays in recoveryHarvard Health (blog)If you are in recovery from a substance use disorder, be it drugs or alcohol, and the holidays do cause you emotional distress, it is critical to have plans and strategies in place for dealing with the realities of the holiday season, to minimize any ...
Downtown Portland is Your Home for the HolidaysWillamette WeekIf you still have holiday shopping to do, don't miss the PDX Pop-Up Shops in the Pioneer Square mall and the Standard Insurance Center building. Until Dec. 24, these temporary homes for local makers and designers showcase unique gifts you can't find at ...
Outside the Box Gingerbread Houses
Beyond trees and wreaths, there are few symbols of the holidays so well venerated as the gingerbread house. Throughout the country, gingerbread house displays and contests attract everyone from culinary architects to kids who love to savor the decorations.
Kids Halloween Costumes! Your Pint-sized Witches And Goblins Can Look Their Spookiest & Cutest Ever
It's not only the candy that puts smiles on kids' faces on October 31st! It's the fact that they love getting dressed up and scaring everyone along the way! Kids look cute in any sort of costume, but now that you can purchase their costume online, you'll be able to find the best selection of kids Halloween costumes ever!We can definitely say that Halloween is likely a kid's favorite time of year, and why wouldn't it be! They get to dress up as one of their favorite characters like Scooby Doo, or Pooh Bear, and go out and get the motherload of candy. Now just imagine how much happier they'll be if the family can go online and look at halloween costume ideas together! With the click of a mouse, you can find classics like that cowboy costume, ninja, Batman, black cat, as well as the adorable Disney costumes, and don't forget Bob the Builder! It's that easy! Halloween shopping has never been so fun and stress free!Find great costume accessories as easy as 1-2-3!Not only will you find great costume ideas, but you'll also see unique childrens costume accessories to accentuate that adorable Barbie doll dress, or that precious Princess gown.
30th Birthday Gift Ideas
Choosing a birthday gift for a friend about to turn thirty years old can be a challenging task. You want to honor the special day with a unique gift, but not necessarily draw attention to their age.
On Father's Day, we celebrate the guys in our lives. Not just our dads and the fathers to our children, but all the men who have made a positive impact on a child's life.
Celebrate Parks Day, Everyday this Summer!
Canada's Parks Day falls on July 16'th this year. First celebrated in 1990, Parks Day is an opportunity for individuals to participate in hundreds of unique and fun events taking place in sites from coast to coast.
What Causes Holiday Stress?
The holidays are supposed to be a time of celebration when friends and families get together to share food, fun, gifts, and love. They are supposed to be a time of giving, caring and connection when we celebrate important and meaningful events.
The Origin of the Christmas Tree
Have you ever wondered why we decorate a tree for Christmas? What sense does it make? We cut down a perfectly good tree, bring it in the house, decorate it with glass balls, twinkle lights, embarrassing arts and crafts from our youth and put a big star on top - why? No one knows for sure. But the Christmas tree does have a long, if not mythological, history.
Ten Ways To Make The Holidays Easier Next Year
What does your holiday season usually look like -- a lot of rushing around at the last minute? The holidays really don't have to require so much effort -- if you plan ahead and spread the work out throughout the year. Here are ten tips for making your next holiday season a snap:PACK YOUR DECORATIONS THE RIGHT WAYI know you will be in a rush to get the house back in order after the holidays are over -- but don't just throw everything in a box.
Ever since my girls were little, I've tried to teach them patience. I well remember getting them to count to ten when we had to wait for something.
A Resolution Worth Keeping
New Years Resolutions: Making them is a tradition -keeping of them is usually optional. That's unfortunate, because some of the pledges we make in those moments before the calendar changes are wonderful things to aspire to - spending more time with our children, exercising regularly, stopping a bad habit like smoking - or considering chocolate one of the main food groups.
What to Do When You Are Alone for the Holidays
Being alone for the holidays is a major challenge for many people. Holidays often conjure images of family, of warmth and the sharing of special time.
Say I Love You For Valentines Day
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about the perfect gift for the one you love. Whether you are looking for something special on a tight budget or would simply like to add something special to another gift, there's no better way to express your love than by saying it in a variety of languages.
Bathed in Blue - Love Can Happen for You
Whether you know him by Eros or Cupid, this son of the Goddess Venus aka Aphrodite, has long been associated with Valentines Day. Cupid the cheeky cherub loves to play and delights in aiming his pointed arrows at unsuspecting victims.
Are You Going To Survive The Holidays?
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Anniversary Gift Ideas Year by Year, the First Nineteen Years
It's impossible to remember what gift is traditional for each anniversary. This article is perfect to print out or post on your website for easy reference.
Reduce Waste This Christmas
- Christmas is responsible for more waste and consumption than any other holiday. North American's trash increases by 25% over Christmas - which equates to 25 million extra tons of garbage going to the landfill.
Top 25 Thanksgiving Quotations
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Traditional VS. Modern Anniversary Gifts
Most people are familiar with the traditional materials list that good etiquette requires us use as a guide when selecting a gift to commemorate a wedding anniversary. If you are like most people, you might find it a bit challenging to convert the materials on the list into an acceptable gift idea.
How to Reduce Your Stress this Christmas
In theory Christmas is a time that is filled with joy and celebration. A joyous holiday when you get together with loved ones and catch up, exchange gifts and generally have a good time.
The Fathers Day Celebration
Fathers Day is another reason to celebrate another responsible adult in the family. If some of our media sources would have it though, you would think that there are no real fathers around to celebrate on Fathers Day.