Holiday perfection is not possible, not to mention, it is not fun. So, instead of being restrictive this December, make your holiday survival strategy all about moderation.
The Christmas you plan is up to you. You decide what foods to make, gifts to buy, which events to add to your calendar. You set the schedule of the holiday. This year don't try and do it all, say no to the OK stuff and yes to the great stuff. Let this be the year you reclaim the holiday, and make it simple, on purpose.
If you want to have a better 2016, hold off on making New Year's resolutions and just focus on self-love. Identify and let go of the negative stories about yourself that you've been walking around with; see yourself as someone with infinite potential and recognize that there's really nothing to stop you from pursuing your goals.
Each year at this time, I am inundated with requests for interviews on how to make the holidays a little healthier. I am a big believer in buying gifts that support the goals of the receiver. Here is the ultimate "I love you so much I will help you take care of your health:" gift guide.
Instead of a single moment, a card can offer joy over several days. It's a technological advancement rooted in an unlikely source, microbes. By using certain species of algae, a card can turn into a message-delivering device to offer joy and excitement throughout the Holiday season.
Whether your family, friends, or co-workers are into healthy eating, gastronomy, entertaining, or fine wine, here are my top picks for presents that will have them impressed and awed by your thoughtfulness.
Don't feel badly. Especially if you're a new vegan, you may feel terrible for "imposing" on your host, or intimidated by the looks you're being given by others. Stay firm with your beliefs and don't let anyone make you question the legitimacy of your position.
Having the right mindset, a clear focus on health and the right tools can keep you active and healthy right into the New Year. Here are a few of my favourite picks for an active winter that can also make great holiday gifts for the active-minded.
Take my little man, for instance. If the mere sound of nail clippers is 'painful' to him, you can imagine how torturous Christmas is. Before he was diagnosed with autism, we spent the better part of a gathering holed up in a bedroom away from the very family we were there to visit.
December is the month when I experience the most stress to live up to everyone's expectations. Be a good Mom. Be an amazing business owner. Be at every event. Continue to grow your empire. Don't forget anything. Be yourself...but better...tenfold.
A recent survey reveals that while 65 per cent of Canadians think Black Friday is a great way to score a deal, only 28 per cent plan to shop that day.
It's fun to look at gift ideas offered by different publications and see how well technology is represented. While smartphones, tablets and PCs will be on many gift lists for Holidays 2015 and a few lucky individuals may even get a connected car, IoT gift suggestions are showing up for a range of age groups and purposes.
The real purpose behind having Christmas baking in the house is not clear, as most women will spend the balance of the year complaining about the size of their own thighs and the expanding girth of their husband.
With the holidays around the corner, it is easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of stress and exhaustion. When this happens, I take a step back, breathe and hit the mat. For me, the holidays is about being present and spending time with loved ones and people in my community.
While breaking up is hard to do you know when things just aren't working out anymore. People who've experienced a sudden breakup during the holidays for example always assume the break up wasn't planned, and therefore begin to question whether the breakup was caused by some recent event caused by something they did or said.
With the holidays a few weeks away the yearly "what am I going to do with all those gifts" anxiety is settling in.