It's no secret that the holidays can be a stressful and emotional time for lots of people. For anyone who's recently experienced some type of loss, like a death or divorce, the stress and emotions are amplified.
Usually, people either gain a lot of weight this time of year, or they deny themselves what they'd really like. Either way, they're miserable. Instead, the key to permanent weight loss is learning how to eat what you'll want the rest of your life -- in a way that will maintain a healthy weight.
Once you've made the decision of how you're going to handle the holidays, with either all the delight or burden it can bring, go about systematically making decisions that are in line with that result.
Now that we get our food from Fred Meyer, Rosauer's, or Walmart, we often forget that many people were involved in bringing our food to the table. So take a little time this Thanksgiving to send a quiet "thank you" to them and to anyone else who's done something special for you lately.
What are you, bridey, thankful and grateful for? If you find yourself stumped, please allow me to give you a few ideas
I am still tryin' to recover from the sad election results. But I've managed to finally get out of bed and get back to doin' what I do best... reportin' on breakin' news!
Most days, I let one thing or another distract me from the bountiful reasons I have to be thankful. But I do, on occasion, reflect deeply on the tensions between striving and cherishing. And when those reflections take me over, they often engender a poem.
Give. Get. Those are the words scrawled at the top of my daughters' holiday gift wish lists. That's the way we encouraged them to think about their "Santa" list this year -- a list of what they want to give to someone as well as what they hope to get.
Every year at this time, as I prepare a Thanksgiving dinner, I remember that the best bird I ever made was the year no one cared about the meal.
Millions of Americans will start off their Thanksgiving statements with, "I am thankful Barack Obama will be our president for four more years. The biggest lesson we hope he learned from over the past four is to not start negotiating from a compromise position.
However you choose to celebrate Thanksgiving this year, here's my very thankful playlist, complete with selections suggested by the good people who follow me on Twitter at @WildAboutMusic. Happy Thanksgiving to all.
All Cindy Kaplan had hoped for was a healthy baby. But when my friend and her husband met their 6-month-old son for the first time in an orphanage in Kazakhstan, he was dangerously underweight from severe malnourishment.
This Thanksgiving will be different -- it will be a time of fasting and feasting and learning about faith and foreign policy.
If you send your guests home with a foodborne illness, do you think they'll remember how good the food tasted? On Thanksgiving, there are many ways that you can inadvertently serve items that are harmful to your guests.
Thanksgiving is about being thankful for and celebrating abundance. Yet these days, we tend to do that by serving an overabundance. Creating a game plan for those extra pounds of food is vital. Let's share leftover ideas!
While you watch America's favorite sport, you will have plenty of time to ponder a few of the more puzzling aspects of America's favorite sport.