Holidays and Celebrations – Hosting a Family Reunion

Blog about the possibility of organizing a family reunion for the holidays. Discuss how everybody is busy cooking, baking, shopping, and wrapping, that it may be a good idea to pool those resources. Pick a meeting place such as a cabin in the woods and have everybody bring a main dish, appetizer, and a dessert. Get a list of members and do a grab bag for everyone. That way everyone comes away with a small gift and everyone is not getting overwhelmed with busyness and spending. Discuss how this might be the most fun in the most cooperative and inexpensive way to celebrate a holiday.

Holiday Cooking Stress: How to Plan Ahead so You Won’t Have to Stress

Give tips and advice as well as recipes for making baked goodies, yummy side dishes, and even some of the main courses ahead of time so you can enjoy your company. Discuss how important it is for your well-being to come out of the kitchen. Offer tips on how to politely ask for an appetizer or dessert, or even host a pot luck holiday dinner.

Holidays and Celebrations – Something to Really be Thankful

Blog about the deeper meaning of holidays such as birthdays and Thanksgiving. Give readers tips to get their children involved in the attitude of gratitude. Share age appropriate stories of individuals who have suffered tragedies but came out triumphant because of their gratitude. Have teens volunteer time at a soup kitchen to give them a sense of what being grateful really means.

Turn your Hobby into Holiday Gift-Giving

Blog about how that hobby of making jewelry or sewing is useful for gift-giving time during holidays and birthdays. Give advice on how to create something different with your hobby. For example, if you make beaded necklaces and have given those to family members as gifts, try making matching earrings now. If you know how to knit or crochet, try coming up with a unique and stylish new scarf that everyone will ask where they got that.

Spice Up Your Favorite Foods

Blog about how adding different spices to the same old recipe can enhance the flavor and make an old staple new again just by adding different spices. Blog about how different spices have a different impact on certain foods. Give tips on experimenting and researching which foods go best with what spices.

How to Stay Disciplined While Working from Home

If you are working from home, many will say you are lucky; however, it can sometimes be difficult to stay focused. If you do not have small children at home, sometimes getting dressed and heading out to an internet café will be the best way to keep on point. Set a routine and a schedule. Just because you work from home, do not allow yourself to do what you want when you want. Set your hours and let your friends, neighbors, and family members you are not available for errands, babysitting, or chatting on the phone. A little self-discipline goes a long way.

Walking away Weight

Blog about how walking is a great start to any exercise program, especially if you want to lose weight. Discuss the different types of walking, power walking, walking with a partner, light jogging, and various places such as a steep hilly neighborhood or the boardwalk at the beach. Mention that walking with music or good company makes walking away weight fun and less painful. Give the benefits of walking such as weight loss, toning muscle, and lowering cholesterol

Yoga: The New Trends

Blog about the newest trends in yoga such as kickboxing yoga, martial arts yoga, and water yoga. Discuss the different methods and ways these types of yoga benefit and how they cater to different likes of various individuals.

A New Twist on the Old Pony Tail

Blog about the new trend in pony tails for spring 2014. Ponytails are looking to be sleek and shiny and hanging low from the nape of the neck. Longer hair seems to be the trend for spring 2014 with natural style and flow. Ponytails are paired with buns, rolls, and split into two hanging down long from the nape of the neck.

Meditation: Different Styles for Different Folks

Blog about how there are many different forms of meditation and what they are, for example, walking meditation, guided meditation, mantras and visualization meditation. Also gives tips on how to and where to go for meditation for example, community colleges, local organizations, online learning.