Beat Holiday Stress: Be Real With Yourself

The holidays can bring all kinds of joy.  They can also be insanely busy, full of people, parties, extra calories, increased spending and extra pressure we put on ourselves to make everything “great” for everyone we love. Depending on how you handle stress and excitement, this can lead to anxiety, depression or a combination of…

Avoiding the Subject Doesn’t Make it Disappear

When was the last time you played hide and seek? Have you ever played with a small child? If so, you may recall that some little ones believe you can’t see them if they can’t see you… We’ve all grown out of that belief, but have we really grown out of the behavior? Many of us still “hide our eyes”…

Infographic: Top Three Benefits Pets Provide to Seniors

As the U.S. population ages, many of us are noticing shifts in the lives and lifestyles of our grandparents, parents, relatives and friends who are older Americans. This reality is part of a broad U.S. population shift that’s underway: According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of Americans aged 65 and older is forecast…

Enjoy Today, Mom

The past few weeks have been full of Mother’s Day gift ideas, cards and stories that celebrate Mom. As the clock ticks closer to Sunday, I’m sure cards, flowers, gifts and gatherings are flooding into homes across the country, thanks to a little thoughtful planning by loved ones. While working to collect some of Mom’s best advice from…