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Thanksgiving Advice

Make Time on Thanksgiving to Watch the Bears Play the Lions

Lisa Leslie | Posted 01.25.2015 | Taste
Lisa Leslie

Cooking is one of my favorite pastimes, but cooking a big meal without a plan can take time away from family and friends and add stress to the season. Most of us would rather watch the Bears play the Lions from the couch, not from the kitchen. With that in mind, here are a few tips for removing stress from Thanksgiving and adding more time to focus on family.

Do You Create Obstacles to Being Truly Grateful?

Sharon Melnick | Posted 01.28.2014 | Impact
Sharon Melnick

When you find yourself caught in the grip of the mental stress of doubt, expectation, or social comparison, you can take a moment of pause and then consciously put your attention on the things (big and small) for which you are grateful.

My Recipe for a 'Chill' and Happy Thanksgiving

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 01.21.2013 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

So, what is the woman in perimenopause or menopause focused on this Thanksgiving?

You're Bringing Who Home for the Holidays?!?!

Sierra Black | Posted 01.20.2013 | Women
Sierra Black

One year, several years ago, I asked my mom if I could bring my then-boyfriend home for Thanksgiving. "I think that would make me and your stepfather very uncomfortable," she said. It's not that she didn't like my boyfriend. It's just that I'm happily married to someone else.

7 Tips: Thanksgiving Travel Survival Guide

Jim Werner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Werner

You've read plenty of how-to-get-by holiday guides, I'm sure, but you can't be too prepared. Thanksgiving is certainly a wonderful holiday, filled with food and family. It can also be a time rife with stress, spats and sour apples -- and not the kind in the pie.

'Hello 1-800-Butterball? My Turkey Is Fine But My Family Is Killing Me!'

Laura Zigman | Posted 01.18.2013 | Women
Laura Zigman

Well, it's that time of year again! When you call the Butterball Turkey Hotline and instead of asking for help with your Thanksgiving meal, you beg them to save you from your family!

How to Survive Your First Thanksgiving as Newlyweds

Jaime Byrne | Posted 01.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Jaime Byrne

For some newlyweds Thanksgiving may be the first holiday that you've ever hosted, which can be very exciting but also stressful. Here are some tips to help you survive and make it look easy!

Top Tips for Avoiding Thanksgiving Meltdowns

Philip Galanes | Posted 01.23.2012 | Home
Philip Galanes

As we land on Thanksgiving, that roller derby of holidays, on which so many extended families and misfit friends gather for marathon dining (and flare-ups of fury), what better hostess gift than to share my Top Tips for Avoiding Thanksgiving Meltdowns -- each learned the hard way.

5 Peaceful Ideas for Thanksgiving Day

Sandy Henson Corso | Posted 01.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Sandy Henson Corso

One year our lovely Aunt Susie was hosting Thanksgiving. When it was time to eat, she passed around a pen and a white napkin and asked everyone to write their name and what they were grateful for on it.

11 Inspirational Quotes To Get You Into The Thanksgiving Spirit

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Are you in need of a little inspiration to get into an appreciative spirit this Thanksgiving? Here are some quotes that might help: ...

Traditionally, I Never Liked Traditions

Maggie Lamond Simone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lamond Simone

My mom has cooked the turkey every year since I was born. Yes, I admit it: I have never put my hand into the nether regions of a big dead bird to pull out the innards.

How To Have A Great Thanksgiving

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

What if we could make this Thanksgiving less stressful and more fun and actually be able to enjoy ourselves, appreciate our family and friends, and focus on what we're grateful for in a genuine way?

Thanksgiving Feng Shui: 7 Tips To Take The Bite Out Of Turkey Day

Ellen Whitehurst | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ellen Whitehurst

Is there anything from the worlds of ancient traditions and customs that could help make this Thanksgiving one that will wow? Of course there is. Here are some powerful and positive results-oriented action items.

How Good Can You Stand It? Revising The Holiday Game With 5 Solutions

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

'Tis the season for gratitude. What might heighten the sense of joy this year at your gathering? How good can you stand it? What box might you need to step out of in order to pull this off?

7 Ways To Make Thanksgiving Mindful (PHOTOS)

Karen Maezen Miller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Maezen Miller

Can you take a week of hectic cooking and turn it into a mindfulness practice? The sages did, and still do.

Nine Ways to Soothe Thanksgiving Panic

Steve Poses | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steve Poses

I've often encountered a phenomenon I like to call Party Panic. It's the seizing fear that many people have when they so much as think about hosting family or friends in their own home.