Love, Life, and Family-Mend Fences at the Holidays

Love, Life, and Family-Mend Fences at the Holidays

By Carrie Eckles   December 25, 2012 will be my first Christmas without my mom. The furthest I’ve ever been away from her was a six hour drive. There isn’t a greater distance than the distance between life and death. And I’m not talking about the afterlife or how they’re in your heart—they’re always close […]

Keeping Holiday Gift Giving In Perspective

Keeping Holiday Gift Giving In Perspective

By Amanda Fox The holidays are always stressful, but this year it has proved to be more pronounced for many people. The economy isn’t what it used to be. People don’t have the kind of money to spend on gifts this year the way they did before. Families that may have earmarked a couple thousand […]

7 Ways to Avoid Stress during the Holidays

7 Ways to Avoid Stress during the Holidays

By Sharon Hayes The holidays are a wonderful time for most of us, but many of us find that they can represent a period of stress. We’ll be sharing with you some ideas on how to avoid (or at least minimize) stress during the upcoming holiday season.   1. Get Organized   One of the […]