Holiday Season Tips


Tips for Introverts – 6 Ways to Reduce Christmas Stress and Anxiety 13

Holiday stress affects everyone differently – in fact, some people don’t find Christmas stressful or anxiety-provoking at all! Others, such as introverts who aren’t used to the socializing and hubbub the holidays bring, may find Christmas challenging. These tips for people with introverted personality traits will help reduce Christmas stress and anxiety, and make the holidays fun…even for the quietest […]


20 Christmas Gift Ideas for Teachers 11

You’ll find the best teacher Christmas gift ideas in this list – they’re creative but not expensive. Don’t worry if you don’t know what your teacher likes, because there’s something here for everyone! Your teacher is probably great, since you’re searching for a gift for him or her. When I was a teacher, my favorite Christmas gift was a spa gift […]

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Kids’ Halloween Ideas – Candy Shopping, Halloween Parties, and Spending Money 7

Should kids’ spending money go towards Halloween candy shopping, parties, or costumes? These Halloween ideas are from Karyn Hodgens, creator of KidsSave — she helps kids learn to take charge of their money. “The best lessons are learned in the context of kids’ everyday lives,” says Hodgens. “So let’s use Halloween as an opportunity to sneak in a few life […]


Healthy Christmas Gift Ideas to Encourage Wellness and Balance 5

Spas, massages, pedicures, and manicures are NOT on this list of healthy gift ideas! If you want to encourage wellness and balance, you need to get a bit more creative. “Isn’t it funny that at Christmas something in you gets so lonely for – I don’t know what exactly, but it’s something that you don’t mind so much not having […]

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7 Tips for Saving Money at Disneyland or Disneyworld 2

Don’t let financial stress wreck your summer plans! These tips for saving money at Disneyland or Disneyworld will help you enjoy a getaway without blowing your long-term financial goals. Before the tips, a quip from the creator of Mickey Mouse himself: “Disneyland is a work of love,” said Walt Disney. “We didn’t go into Disneyland just with the idea of […]


My 5 Essential Items When I Go on Vacation 2

I’m writing this while staying at the Allegro Papagayo Resort in Costa Rica – I wanted to blog about the five most important things I take when I go on vacation now, before I forget! If you’re going on a holiday, read What to Pack for a Beach Resort Vacation. This is just a quick list of my most essential items […]

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5 Best Ways to Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions 1

These are the five best ways to achieve your New Year’s resolutions and achieve goals, based on advice from energy psychologist and author, Dorothea Hover-Kramer. “New Year’s resolutions are an annual ritual by which many of us attempt to improve ourselves,” she says. “It’s a worthwhile endeavor because learning and growing constitutes a lifelong commitment to ourselves.”  However, just wishing for a change […]