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A Ritual Ties Past Lessons to Future Hopes

Suzette Standring | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Suzette Standring

Try this unforgettable New Year's ritual that can tie past lessons to future hopes. Years ago my invitation read: A Gathering of the Goddesses The n...

The Holiday Traditions We Absolutely Refuse To Let Go Of

Shelley Emling | Posted 02.17.2014 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

Every year before Christmas, I spend hours stringing popcorn and cranberries with the goal of producing three long strands to drape around our Christmas tree. I do it every single year without fail even though my kids no longer relish the idea of pricked fingers or too-crumbly popcorn. Why do I do it? Because my mother always did it -- and her mother as well.

Why My Heart's A Little Broken This Christmas

Mary Kate Sheridan | Posted 02.23.2013 | Women
Mary Kate Sheridan

We were made to be sisters, and it was clear right from that first Christmas how well we balance each other out. Nothing makes this bond as clear as Christmastime.

Great (Havoc-Wreaking Holiday) Expectations

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 02.06.2012 | Fifty
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

My spouse and I experienced a turkey-less, stuffing-less, cranberry-sauce-less, and green-bean-casserole-less Thanksgiving dinner this year, and survived to tell of it.

How To Handle The Holidays Post-Split

Deborah Moskovitch | Posted 11.27.2011 | Divorce
Deborah Moskovitch

The Jewish High Holidays are just days away, Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I'm sure many are counting down the shopping days until Christmas. Celebrating holidays can be a stressful time when you're divorced -- but it doesn't need to be.