How to Deal with Holiday Stress
-- By Regina Garson, Magic Stream Publisher Is the holiday season already a frenzy? Don't give up yet. Here are some time-honored tactics to help you deal with the stress of any holiday.
Ten Tips for Coping with Holiday Stress
-- By Mark Sichel
We all look forward to the holidays and hope that they will be a time
of happiness, friendliness, fellowship, and harmony. Yet often our
anticipation and excitement turns into depression and disharmony.
For Those In A Frenzy!
By Anthony S. Beard, RD, LD.
Medical Nutrition Therapist
Technology isn't always the greatest solution to our problems. Not being knowledgeable on healthful eating when pressed for time, appears to be at least part of the problem.
My New Year's Non-Resolutions --
By Regina Pickett Garson
I've never liked the idea of New Year's Resolutions. If you make them, you feel like you are somehow accountable. Still, as the holiday festivities wind down, I enjoy curling up and spending some time thinking. This is not a long assignment, just a few moments with a nice cup of coffee, a pen and a piece of scratch paper.
Valentine's Day -- February 14
A Note From Saint Valentine -- By Eric V. Allen
A first person account of the history of the very first Valentine and how Valentine's Day got started.
Teach Your Kids to Show Themselves They Care --
By Regina Pickett Garson Moments spent with special friends are treasures, but so are the moments spent alone. If kids learn it early, they are truly ahead of the game. There is only one person who stays with us from the time we are born until the day we die. Shouldn't we make certain that person feels special too?
Easter History and Tradition -- by Regina Garson
With the millenniums, Easter traditions have variously melded Christian, Jewish, and Pagan practices. Each has left its mark on the Easter season as we know it today. The following is an updated verious of the previous article. This version contains video clips that may not be suitable for children. Update: Easter History and Tradition
Easter: A Melting Pot of Sacred Traditions -- by Regina Garson
With the millenniums, Easter traditions have variously melded Christian, Jewish, and Pagan practices. Each has left its mark on the Easter season as we know it today.
Cinco de Mayo -- May 5, 1862
Cinco de Mayo -- By Regina Garson
Widely celebrated in the US, Cinco de Mayo started as a victory celebration of the Mexican Army against French forces in the city of Puebla. The growth of the holiday in the US is generally credited with being a result of promotions by beer and liquor companies, along with the bars, taverns, and clubs that serve up libations.
Juneteenth -- June 19, 1865
Juneteenth -- By Regina Garson
Juneteenth, Freedom Day, Emancipation, or African American Independence Day marks the day when the last slave in the United States was finally declared and set free after the Civil War had ended.
Christmas -- December 25
The Most Enduring Gift, Keep the Magic Alive
-- By Regina Garson As the holiday season swings into overdrive, many of us agonize over the perfect gift. No matter the budget, no matter the occasion, one of the few things that will last is....
Google Earth -- This is the map of all maps, satellite that is. There is a free version, (with images a couple years old). This involves a software download, but it can be fun to look at with the kids. Find your house or your destination. It can be fun even if you don't have kids. There is also a subscription service, with GPS support.
Map.com -- Free driving directions, they also have a map store if you need a more detailed map than the free services provide. Everything from local to international maps.
Mapquest -- Fairly good for everyday use, gives directions to and from your location and also provides a map.
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