5 Tips to Stay Balanced During Thanksgiving Chaos – & Beyond

We usually think of Thanksgiving and the ensuing holidays as a time of joy, warmth and togetherness. It can also be a time of chaos, tension and stress – an altogether challenging time of year. Recently, we received a great set of balance-maintaining tips from Megha Mehta, founder of The Balance Mantra and author of […]

Holiday Shopping & Marketing “Green”

  So we’ve endured the hype of another Black Friday and are now clicking our way through Cyber Monday. What comes next? One organization wants it to be “Green Tuesday.” So says their media release: WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 17, 2011 – Shoppers who want to save green – and be greener – during the […]

10 Habits for Health Through the Holidays (Guest Post)

Looking to stay healthy so you can really enjoy the fast-approaching holiday season? Here are 10 easy steps you can take to achieve that goal. Given the number of people who already have colds and flu-like symptoms – especially now that the weather is changing – and our just having come through a holiday filled […]

Eating Well for the Holidays…and a Lifetime

Most holiday celebrations focus to some degree on food. Consider the Hanukkah tradition of latkes or the peanut soup of Kwanzaa. Think of the Christmas’ ham; the roast turkey and mulled wine of Solstice/Sabbat. Then, of course, there are all the other goodies – pies, cookies, fruitcake and such – we share with each other […]

Living Well: A Few Tips for Dealing with Holiday Stress

We all feel stress in our daily lives. Indeed, it’s a part of being human, and some of it is good for us. It can motivate us and help us get things done, and helps protect us in times of danger. But excess stress has a negative effect on us – body, mind and spirit. […]