Holidays And Observances - ULC Blog

A new year often brings hope and the promise of a new start. Gyms and fitness studios see their largest crowds in January as people resolve that this will be the year that they get down to their target weight or get stro ...

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Many people make ambitious resolutions each new year. Their follow-through may end up being less than optimal, though. If you have trouble reaching the goals you set, you may just need to reimagine them to benefit others ...

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The holidays are a time to connect with loved ones. The season can also be hard for some people. When celebrations are centered around families, those who are single may feel their isolation more acutely. Loneliness is n ...

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The holiday season seems to start earlier every year, especially for retailers. Anxious to get their wares out before the competition, some stores even start putting out Christmas trees and ornaments in October. By the t ...

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A lot of people set goals for each new year, but for some people, this process is too linear to be practical. Choosing a theme may be a more productive alternative for you. For it to work the way it's supposed to, howeve ...

Category: Health and Wellness Holidays and Observances

Sabbath is a term for rejuvenation. Its origin is tied to the creation story found in Genesis, at the end of which God rested on the seventh day. The message of the myth is that it is good and right for human beings to t ...

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When it comes to resolutions, everyone talks about which goals to set and how to achieve them. They may set up long-term goals and list a lot of smaller milestones to help them along the way. Without a solid follow-up pr ...

Category: Health and Wellness Holidays and Observances

Most spiritual communities have feasts of some kind. It is a common part of humanity to want to celebrate joyous occasions. Merriam-Webster defines feast as "an elaborate and usually abundant meal often accompanied by a ...

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The holiday season often inspires people to be even more generous than they usually are. It's common for church members to give gifts to their congregation leaders such as the pastor, the music minister, childcare worker ...

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Advent is the first season of the Christian church year and the period of time in which believers wait for the coming Christ child. Many churches that observe Advent loop it into the Christmas celebrations, but some pr ...

Category: Holidays and Observances Religion