Winter

Creating Soulful Holidays

Ah, the holidays. A time for family, friends and lots of food. The poet Longfellow described the holiest of all holidays as the “secret anniversaries of the heart.” That's because the memories we create during that time leave a vivid impression, tattooing sweet memories in our minds. This is the time of year to mend fences, create goodwill, and find solace in simply being More...

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Anonymous says:
November 7, 2013 at 8:34 AM
Nicely said, Dana!
Parker A. says:
December 19, 2013 at 11:39 AM
Love this article. I think it's what most need to keep in mind throughout the year, but especially at this time of year. Thanks

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Fabulous Comfort Foods - Guilt Free!

Fare thee well my beloved season of beautiful, falling leaves, and to die for fashion. Usher in winter, the season of layering clothes under heavy coats and comfort foods to chase the blues away. Left unchecked however, all that comfort eating could lead to a not so comfortable waistline. But that needn’t be the case More...

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Anonymous says:
November 4, 2013 at 9:23 AM
I loved the idea of the stuffed red baby potatoes. They look like a healthy appetizer to me. I look forward to trying them soon! Luvtocookhealthy
Annette H. says:
November 5, 2013 at 5:26 AM
Yummy!
Anonymous says:
December 13, 2013 at 9:39 AM
Thank you for these great ideas.

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Holiday Gifts That Feed the Soul

When you’re shopping for a perfect gift, you want to find something that’s personal, fitting, and fun - a unique gift to be remembered.

There’s nothing more personal than a gift of a salon or spa treatment. Soothe away your mother-in-law’s worries with a reflexology treatment, or your friend’s study nerves with a massage More...

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Anonymous says:
November 4, 2013 at 2:14 PM
This was okay.
Anonymous says:
November 6, 2013 at 7:28 AM
I think this is the best give ever, to give or to receive.....Happy Holidays.

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Preparing the Nest for Winter

Decorating Tips to Turn Your Home Into a Warm Winter Nest

The leaves are changing and the mercury is dropping. We all know what that means: winter is just around the corner More...

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Anonymous says:
November 4, 2013 at 6:08 PM
Thank you for the lovely suggestions. These are really quite wonderful!
Sheila A. says:
November 5, 2013 at 8:08 AM
Loved it! Will prepare the nook and get the hot chocolate from the store asap! Sheila
Anonymous says:
November 12, 2013 at 4:59 PM
Enjoy the tips. Great email.

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How Trends Turn Into Our Favorite Rituals

Most holiday traditions started as something meaningful to only a handful of people. For instance, the first department store Santa Claus is believed to have been James Edgar, who owned Edgar’s Department Store in Brockton, Mass. Edgar donned the familiar red-and-white ensemble to entertain children while their parents shopped during the pre-Christmas season More...

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Anonymous says:
November 4, 2013 at 2:47 PM
Ii'm glad these we not all about the spas. I enjoyed this e-mail
Anonymous says:
November 4, 2013 at 7:36 PM
Cooking and eating meals together are our favorite activities!!!!

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