As we tiptoe into 2021, the biggest resolution seems to be to live life to the fullest (to make up for last year). How can we do that? Here are some great tips from the experts at Forbes and LongevityLive:
Whether you spin the dreidel or deck the halls (or have a different tradition entirely), the holidays look and feel a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean we have to forego celebrations altogether, it simply means that we have to be creative - and that’s something that Windsong is great at inspiring!
Decorating your home for the holidays allows you to celebrate a theme with color, lights, collectibles, and specialty items that are only on display for a few weeks every year. Holiday décor is associated with traditions and memories, but that doesn’t mean you have to feel overwhelmed.
Following a few simple tips can help you stay organized, whether your home is in full-holiday swing, or everyday-living mode.
Do you remember learning how to write in cursive? We started with big, loopy letters copied onto lined paper, and practiced the art of creating elegant curves and twisting the ink into something that conveyed a message. It was a rite of passage. And handwriting tells so much about a person that an entire scientific study is devoted to handwriting analysis (graphology), providing insight into one’s emotional state, health, and more.
Just like most things 2020, Thanksgiving is going to require a “pivot”: a different way of connecting with family and friends, preserving traditions while honoring health and safety, and honoring traditions in ways that may look and feel a little different than in years past.
For most of us, the reason we gather and celebrate in certain ways has to do with traditions, and with stories of holidays passed down from generation to generation. Just like ourselves, Thanksgiving meals look different, depending on who you are, where you were brought up, and personal preferences.
Thanks to turning back the clocks on November 1, along with the traditional change of season that accompanies Autumn, November is the month when outdoor activities are hit-or-miss, nighttime arrives earlier each day, and we begin to look for things we can enjoy doing inside our homes.
Perhaps that is why November celebrations include National Author’s Day (November 1), National Book Lover’s Day (November 7), and Young Readers Day (the second Tuesday in November).
With the holiday season upon us, Active Adults often set aside the healthy habits they’ve worked so hard to achieve or maintain throughout the year. A tightening of once-comfortable clothes is just one of the side effects of neglecting your health: many adults find that their arthritis surfaces or increases this time of year, without realizing that their habits are contributors
While making a difference every day is important, it’s vital to our society to designate a time to focus on what really matters, as a way to motivate those who have been looking for “something to do,” and to introduce everyone to opportunities about which they were not previously aware.
In 1992, USA Weekend Magazine started a national challenge known as “Make A Difference Day.” For nearly three decades, the fourth Saturday in October is the official day in which individuals, groups, and organizations come together to volunteer for a worthy cause that benefits another person, a community, or the environment.
Fall is a time of change: cooler weather invites us to change the clothes we wear, we find it more enjoyable to spend time pursuing outdoor activities, and we look at the insides of our homes with an eye toward the forthcoming winter of cozy nooks and comfort food.
“Oh, the Humanities!”
October is “Arts & Humanities Month,” a time to learn about and celebrate art and art history, enjoy the “classics” (in many forms including visual arts, music, performing arts, and literature), and study philosophy, theology, anthropology, and all areas that provide insight and enrichment of what makes us human.