Whether it is Hanukkah or Thanksgiving, Christmas or Winter Solstice, New Year's Eve or a festival of light, the human instinct to move closer to the source of light and life intensifies when the world around us grows darker and colder.
The snowman celebrates Hanukkah just like me! He is Jewish. I wonder if the holiday marketers at companies like Starbucks, 5 Below, Target, Amazon and the like know this?
Many non-profits can only survive through volunteerism. Your time is a precious commodity to them. If you can't give money, give an hour or one day a month. If you're out of work, you might even find a new passion or connection.
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Having a season of comfort and joy starts with taking care of ourselves. If we make self-care -- inside and out -- part of our daily practice, we will have much more to give to those we love.
If you reduce holiday commercialism to its essence, it's about showing someone you love them. So why do we have to spend money to do that?
Since the very last thing this season needs is more stress, I've come up with a handy-dandy giving guide for you to use or share with those who are hoping to give to you this season.
To avoid getting it all wrong, follow these tips on how to tap into the teen psyche and get a gift that won't embarrass them or you!
Forget about your diet and your budget; the holidays are all about over-indulging. So it's time to say yes to that second piece of cake and have that ...
Do you have a foodie in your life? You know, someone who owns several different types of salt or who can detect the type of oil their dish has been cooked with at a restaurant.
One of my missions in life is to find a laptop bag that fits all of my demanding requirements. The Golla Frisco doesn't match them -- but it's come the closest so far, and has become my bag of choice at the moment.
There are moments in all parents' lives when they just can't figure out what to get their children and leaning on a big name retailer to pull a rabbit from a hat for them only adds to the frustration despite the helpful lists these retailers strive to provide.
I'm not sure it was quite as exciting as unwrapping a physical gift, but it kept the suspension alive for awhile, gave them something to unwrap and -- assuming they redeemed the card -- ultimately gave them something of real value.
Allow me a couple of minutes to share with you some of the best religion books of 2013 that I have encountered.
In recovery, we've entered this whole new world -- often a world people don't completely understand -- and those outside the circle can feel daunted by the task of trying to get how we now tick.
This year the average American holiday shopper plans on spending $536.86 on gifts for the holidays according to the National Retail Federation survey. Using that average budget, MyPoints has created this visual guide to show how to divide that budget along with sample gift suggestions for shopping inspiration.