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Gratitude: A Healthy Thanksgiving Recipe

These are hard times. And life is hectic for all of us – especially around Thanksgiving, when we remember how our families celebrated in years past. Holiday images in the media can be seductive and exaggerated. Before you know it, you’re rushing around and trying to conform to unrealistic expectations. Photo courtesy of Jeff Ratcliff, FreeDigital Photos.net Perhaps you’re worried that old family dynamics will surface as soon as you all get together. Will the cousins wonder why your 35 year old son is moving back home? Or what if … Continue reading

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Take the Steps to Recognize Gratitude

Expressing gratitude not only makes others feel better, it also benefits you and your mood. When you focus on what you are grateful for you gain a wide range of benefits. These include sounder sleep, enhanced self-esteem, increased levels of contentment and improved connections with the world around you. Not a bad outcome – especially for a Sandwiched Boomer caught in the midst of parents growing older and children growing up. According to Willie Nelson, “When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” You need to become … Continue reading

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How was your Thanksgiving?

How was your Thanksgiving? For many Sandwiched Boomers, Thanksgiving was spent with family and friends gathered around the table. Most spent a few moments expressing their gratitude for the gifts of love and friendship they enjoy as well as for the many blessings bestowed on them. Saying thank you is one of the first phrases parents try to teach their children, but as adults – especially in this cruel economy – it is often difficult for us to express our gratitude. We know that in 1621, the Pilgrims first spent … Continue reading

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This has been a year of uncertainty, upheaval and change. And this holiday season, especially, is a time to reflect on what you are thankful for and to count your blessings. Instead of focusing on presents, be present. As you spend time with loved ones, cherish your family traditions. Enjoy the gift of time together and connection. They say time flies when you’re having fun, and we have had the best year – thanks to you, our readers. We appreciate your inspiration and having you as a part of our … Continue reading

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