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5 Steps to Gratitude Despite a Tough Economy

December 30th, 2008

Even with the harsh economic news – jobless rates up, and the stock market down – we can still find a lot to be grateful about, especially during the holidays. Families and friends traditionally draw together for support in times of crisis, and this year is no different. The gift of appreciation – a heartfelt thank you – can be a daily present this holiday season for those you love. And the cost won\’t cut into your tight budget at all. Why, then, is it so difficult to say thanks? We are often focused on ourselves – Galileo may have proved that the earth... Read More

5 Steps to Gratitude Despite a Tough Economy

December 30th, 2008

Even with the harsh economic news – jobless rates up, and the stock market down – we can still find a lot to be grateful about, especially during the holidays. Families and friends traditionally draw together for support in times of crisis, and this year is no different. The gift of appreciation – a heartfelt thank you – can be a daily present this holiday season for those you love. And the cost won\’t cut into your tight budget at all. Why, then, is it so difficult to say thanks? We are often focused on ourselves – Galileo may have proved that the earth... Read More

5 Steps to Gratitude Despite a Tough Economy

December 30th, 2008

Even with the harsh economic news – jobless rates up, and the stock market down – we can still find a lot to be grateful about, especially during the holidays. Families and friends traditionally draw together for support in times of crisis, and this year is no different. The gift of appreciation – a heartfelt thank you – can be a daily present this holiday season for those you love. And the cost won\’t cut into your tight budget at all. Why, then, is it so difficult to say thanks? We are often focused on ourselves – Galileo may have proved that the earth... Read More

5 Steps to Gratitude Despite a Tough Economy

December 30th, 2008

Even with the harsh economic news – jobless rates up, and the stock market down – we can still find a lot to be grateful about, especially during the holidays. Families and friends traditionally draw together for support in times of crisis, and this year is no different. The gift of appreciation – a heartfelt thank you – can be a daily present this holiday season for those you love. And the cost won\’t cut into your tight budget at all. Why, then, is it so difficult to say thanks? We are often focused on ourselves – Galileo may have proved that the earth... Read More

Traps women fall into – Thinking that a man is a financial plan

December 30th, 2008

Many women, particularly those of baby boomer age and older, rely on a man to be their financial plan. This is mainly due to conditioning that started in childhood. The typical couple used to consist of the husband who was the breadwinner, and the wife who was the homemaker and mother. Women were not encouraged to involve themselves with finances and investments. Those were considered the man’s job. As a result, women did not develop the skills to competently manage money or understand investments. The unfortunate result of this early programming is that many women feel “dumb” about money... Read More

Dishing With the Kitchen Virgin

December 15th, 2008

Author: Susan Reinhardtwww.susanreinhardt.com Reviewed By: Georgia Richardson Go ahead. Open it up. Then you see why I say welcome to funny land. Susan Reinhardt has done it again with a collection of food stories where fast-food junkies are vindicated, and where she clearly supports the non-cooks who dream of vending machines in the kitchen. Finally, someone “gets” us. The chapter titles, such as “If the Baby Comes Early, Blame it on the Ham,” or my favorite chapter, “There\’s No Such Thing as a Free Bird,” (downright hilarious!) let you know from the get-go that each story... Read More

Taking Your Time

December 12th, 2008

…by Prill Boyle “Sixty should be the time to start something new, not put your feet up,” British novelist Mary Wesley (1912-2002) once quipped. Following her own advice, she published her first book in her 70s. Over the next 20 years she wrote nine more, eventually selling upward of 3 million copies. Wesley\’s success, however, was far from sudden. A classic late bloomer, she spent most of her adult life attempting without success to establish herself as a writer. As journalist Rebecca Seal notes in a review of Wesley\’s official biography, “It was almost as... Read More

Look SMART – Shop for Sustainable Standards

December 12th, 2008

We read food labels to avoid trans fats, sugar, and salt. Why not read labels on the cleansers, personal care products, furniture, clothing, carpeting and home improvement goods we buy so we can shift our spending to those that best protect the planet? The Institute for Market Transformation to Sustainability (MTS) rates building products, lighting, fabrics, apparel, textiles and flooring. Its SMART standard reflects a manufacturer’s success in reducing more than 1300 pollutants; in using renewable energy as well as post-consumer recycled or organic materials; and in reusing materials to save... Read More

Fatigue, Both Mental & Physical, can be caused
by Your Menopause Hormones

December 12th, 2008

For menopause sufferers, fatigue it is all too common. Some women report lying on the couch with their eyes closed unable to move for long periods of time. Or they experience mental fatigue that provides for feelings of indifference and an overall slumber from day to dusk that makes them unable to perform activities with maximum effort. Fatigue comes in many forms: loss of energy after working out, motion sickness fatigue as a result of senses mixing signals in the brain causing your ears and eyes to overwork, and more. Some women suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome and others are diagnosed with... Read More

The Gift of Receiving

December 12th, 2008

You\’re busy checking off the items on your to-do list. Most of the gifts have been wrapped. And the holiday cards made it to the post office this morning. Oh, but you forgot about your daughter\’s teacher! And what to take to the Smith\’s annual Christmas Eve get together? And then the cookies for the school carnival and you used the last of the sugar in yesterday\’s brownies for the church fund raiser. Then just at the same time that you are trying to figure out what to wear to the office party, what should occur? Your two tiny elves run into your bedroom loaded down... Read More