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8 Ways to De-Stress Your Holidays

I love the holiday season. I love the sights and smells and sounds of Christmas. But, sometimes, I feel overwhelmed and stressed out as I prepare for the holidays. A quick search of the internet, social media, or, even a good, old-fashioned conversation with friends tells me I am not alone. But there are ways to de-stress our holidays. The holidays don’t have to be stressful.     8 Ways to De-Stress Your Holidays   1. Strategic Shopping Plan your gift shopping ahead of time. Make a list and stick to it. That way you’ll spend less time in the Read More

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Laughter is Good Medicine and There’s Proof

We’ve all heard the phrase “laughter is good medicine.,” but did you know that there is scientific proof that it’s true? I’ve been reading several different studies about laughter and am impressed by how much good giggles, guffaws, chuckles and chortles can do to our health and well-being.       Laughter is Good Medicine For Our Hearts   A  study at the University of Maryland’s American College of Cardiology found that laughter can reduce your blood pressure and help your blood vessels work better. This, in turn, reduces your risks of cardiovascular disease. Apparently, laughter has an anti-inflammatory effect Read More

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14 Christmas Quotes To Bring Christmas Spirit

Now that Thanksgiving is past, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas. I have several friends who already have their trees up and most of their shopping done. I cannot say the same about myself, and that’s okay. My holiday preparation start slowly and pick up speed in the first two weeks of December. I have to set the right mood before I can begin,  My collection of inspirational quotes would not be complete without some Christmas quotes. Reading them and creating the photos has definitely helped put me in the Christmas spirit. Hopefully, you’ll find one or two here Read More

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Favorite Things: Christmas Wish List Edition

I may not be Oprah, but I do have a Favorite Things Christmas Gift List that I’d like to share with you. I used to love watching her Favorite Things show. People were so excited to get a pair of Oprah’s favorite cashmere pajamas and a fancy coffee maker.  Well, cashmere makes me itch and I don’t drink coffee, so you won’t find either of those things on my list. And, sorry, I won’t be giving anyone a car. But I will share some of my favorite things with you. Perhaps my hubby will read this post and I won’t Read More