With the holidays behind us, have you given thought to where you will travel for Spring Break?
Forget about the traditional college co-ed party-on-the-beach Spring Break; Active Adults have been there, done that. There are plenty of destinations that will exhilarate, rejuvenate, or just put a smile on your face, that are nowhere near the loud music, traffic, and tanning-lotion-scented coastlines this Spring.
Now that you’ve moved into your Windsong home, chances are you’ve discovered that there are things you might need to part with, or at least figure out what to do with, in your new space.
Before you unpack those boxes, or stash them in the attic, consider these tips from a local Certified Professional Organizer:
Chances are, when you started working your first part-time job, you gave little thought to Social Security, other than grimacing about the amount deducted from each paycheck.
As you progressed through your career, Social Security likely didn’t become any more clear, except that maybe you thought you’d see that money when you turned 65 or so
When the clock struck midnight on January 1, 2018, did you celebrate the New Year, or dread the thought of making resolutions for exercise, weight loss, or other lofty changes to your life?
Having redefined nearly every aspect of their lives, Baby Boomers have the right to make (or not) resolutions that are attainable, achievable, and enjoyable, and which will have a positive impact on their lives today and throughout the year.
If you’ve never been part of a book club, your idea of the gathering may include a room full of intellectuals who discuss the obscure meanings of a tome from metaphors to word choice. The truth is, modern book clubs are social communities in which members feel included, intelligent, and inspired, and deep friendships often are forged over the shared love of a certain genre, author, or title.
Ah, the holiday season: the parties, the gift-shopping, the decorations, the family and friends…
According to a Healthline study reported in the Harvard University Medical School’s Department of Neurobiology newsletter, 62% of study respondents reported that they experience “very” or “somewhat” elevated levels of stress over the holiday season.
Since stress often has a significant impact on health and wellness, it’s important to set priorities and head off stress before it affects you.
‘Tis the Season for giving, in the form of both gifts for friends and loved ones, as well as donations to charitable organizations, which receive the bulk of their annual donations at the end of the year. (While it’s true that we feel more generous during this time of year, another reason for the surge is folks looking to maximize their annual tax deductions before the New Year).
By the (Gas Log) Fire-Side
A November Poem, inspired by Robert Browning
How well I know what I mean to do
When dark evenings come after clocks have changed;
Inside my home, with worries few
After pleasantries with neighbors are exchanged,
Celebrating friendships old and new.
“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
In the list of celebrations filled with food and family, and steeped in tradition, two holidays stand out that are unique to Americans: Independence Day and Thanksgiving.
Hot dogs and apple pie dominate the menu of summer, and the day is punctuated by traditional fireworks displays. Outdoor meals and activities are dictated largely by the season.
November’s holiday normally takes place indoors, with family gatherings (and a “kids’ table”) where the fare includes a turkey, potatoes with gravy, and pumpkin pie – foods reputed to have been a part of the first Thanksgiving.