Today's holiday celebrations are connected to ancient ways by the season and by the beauty and symbology of the evergreen tree. Celts, Romans, early Christians, and civilizations around the world lived close to nature and the outdoors. They worshipped within groves of ancient trees. Early pagans would honor the largest tree by placing presents beneath it, and many cultures tied items to tree branches as symbols of prayers or thanks.… Continue reading
This time of year seems to be stressful for everyone. Whether you are celebrating, Christmas, Hanukah, or Ramadan, there are special meals, guests and Stress!
Here are some ways to manage.
1. Don't overspend. Don't use credit cards unless you can pay them off in January. If you do, you will spread December stress into the New Year. If you have already extended your credit, resolve… Continue reading
The "end of the year" holidays can present some particular hazards to the health of your pet, and consequently to your peace of mind. Here are some ideas that have worked for us to make this time a happy one for all.
Make sure you check your vet's holiday hours and emergency contacts and have the information easily accessible.
Think before you decorate with plants. Cats… Continue reading
As Christmas time comes around each year we have to struggle with whose family to visit. Should it be the same as last year or should we trade off. Then when the children come it becomes more complicated as all the grandparents want to see the kids at Christmas time.
For some families Christmas time becomes a burden rather than a blessing. Moms and dads fight over who… Continue reading
The Christmas season is upon us with Christmas Day being less than a month away. With that, for many, the anxiety level may already be on the rise due to the expense the season usually incurs. If you find yourself in this position, consider some truths that can help you make it through.
As a parent you can feel overwhelmed at times like Christmas when you want to… Continue reading
Especially in primarily Christian countries, most of us grow up with the idea that Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, and that's all there is to it. But in fact, this is far from being the full story.
Indeed, the modern festival we celebrate under the name 'Christmas' has it's roots in three festivals, two of which dating back to well before the birth… Continue reading