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Loneliness and How It Affects Your Health

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“Keep in mind that to avoid loneliness, many people need both a social circle and an intimate attachment. Having just one of two may still leave you feeling lonely.” –Gretchen Rubin Those without friends and family at the holidays often … Continue reading

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Boxing Day? A Holiday or Shopping Day?

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December 26, the day following Christmas, isn’t just the day when everyone returns their gifts and eats leftovers. The day has much more significance than most of us realize. In the church, December 26 is St. Stephen’s Day. Stephen was … Continue reading

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Continue Celebrating on December 26

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In English countries, the holiday celebration continues on December 26 with a custom known as Boxing Day. Servants and masters may trade places, but the tradition began years ago. The gentry would retain their servants on Christmas Day to serve … Continue reading

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Is Hanukkah Like Christmas?

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Hanukkah is often compared to Christmas, but there are many differences between the Christian and Jewish celebrations. One key difference is that Christmas is always celebrated on December 25, while the date of Hanukkah on the Gregorian calendar changes. Typically … Continue reading

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December Food Holidays to Take a Break From Christmas Celebrations

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Let’s face it, the holidays can be overwhelming. Between running to parties and recitals, wrapping endless piles of presents and decorating your house, it’s easy to get weary and tired. Instead of thinking about all the chores that are facing … Continue reading

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The 7 Principles of Kwanzaa

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“Our children need the sense of specialness that comes from participating in a known and loved ritual. They need the mastery of self-discipline that comes from order. They need the self-awareness that comes from a knowledge of their past. They … Continue reading

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Dealing With Grief at the Holidays

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“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.” —Washington Irving … Continue reading

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Remembering All Workers

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Millions of people are expected to travel over the Labor Day weekend by plane, train, bus and car. This three-day weekend is thought to be the end of the summer season. It’s the last chance to enjoy some downtime until … Continue reading

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