Cooking your first Thanksgiving meal together can be intimidating to say the least. That's why we've done the work for you by preparing the ultimate menu, including tasty hors d'Oeuvres, a decadent dessert and, of course, the hallmark of the holiday: the turkey.
Dealing with anxiety during the holiday season? If you have pet or you're thinking about acquiring one soon, this expert explains how they can reduce tension and help you refocus on what's really important.
Divorce coach Dr. Karen Finn offers 21 tips to having a happy holiday after your divorce. With ideas ranging from keeping traditions to giving yourself a special gift, this expert offers valuable solutions that will make your holidays as merry as can possibly be.
Relationship expert Dr. Karen Sherman knows how stressful Thanksgiving may be... but that doesn't mean you should focus on the stress. Instead, she offers 5 fool-proof ways you can feel and act grateful during the holiday.
In my note to you last week, I told you that I was in the midst of Jain high holiday. So, for the last 3 days, Hemal and I flew out to be with my family. There was a ceremony that we all participated in as a family that tapped me into my own divinity, the love of my family, my brother, my husband, and the Universe in a way I haven’t felt in a very, very, very long time. I had to tell you about it, and how love doesn’t just come in the form of a man. It is so so much bigger than that.
Like any other holiday, the Fourth of July is rough for those of us who are recently divorced. This particular holiday may not even have been a big deal in your married days, but spending a "family" holiday without the family you've been accustomed to having can be a wakeup call. How do you cope? Our expert shares her advice.
The summer solstice is here and if ancient tradition proves right, today could be the best day of the year for romance, whether you're in a relationship or hoping to meet "the one."
Holidays are a time to gather, reflect, catch up with old friends and family members, celebrate traditions, create new rituals, or get away from it all. Are you the type of person to celebrate holidays and events? Most cultures have rituals that honor seasons or important passage times in ones life. In the US we are a melting pot and many people have slowly lost their original customs over the generations. It may be that your family could not get the right items to recreate the tradition or that they consciously gav
It’s the holiday season, but maybe gratitude is the last thing you’re feeling. Maybe you or your family is going through a really rough time right now, like the aftermath of Newton, Hurricane Sandy or other tragedy. Maybe you’re alone, or even more ironic, feeling lonely in the middle of family and friends.
You know how people and their dogs often look alike? Sometimes they even seem to have the same personality. It can be that way with spouses as well. Live together long enough and before you know it you eat the same food, dress the same way and do the same things. It's easy to lose yourself in the relationship, subjugating your wants and needs in the name of peace and harmony. I'm not saying that's a bad thing.
Happy Holidays! I can’t believe another year is drawing to a close. It is an interesting time of year for me in particular, because my birthday and the holiday season hit all at once, and I find myself spending a lot of time in introspection during the month of December. So, in today’s post I wanted to share a realization that I had and a method to help you feel the love from your family during the holidays, especially when so many of us are dreading being around our family for more than several hours.
I’m the first to admit I have some strong opinions, some of which have been wildly popular, and others absolutely not. That could be because we have been indoctrinated into a modicum of agreement on what’s polite, etiquette or even appropriate when it comes to giving unsolicited advice. Or (my suspicion is) we are simply afraid of the truth. However you look at it, the consequences for such straight talk can be stringent; tribal ostracization, social paralysis or, worse, no one likes you and you die alone.
Many years ago a colleague spoke of re-membering .. the act of bringing back to yourself all the significant stories of love, hope, resilience and blessing from your life. Kind of like putting yourself back together – this time highlighting what is really important to you.
Hanukkah (or Chanukah or one of many other spellings) is a Jewish festival that comes around the time of Christmas. Many people know it for the progressive lighting of the candles on its nine branched menorah, for latkes or potato pancakes, for gift giving, for singing and for dreidels.