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20 Comforting Gift Ideas for Someone Who is Dying

Comfort and warmth are the best gifts you can give someone who is dying of cancer or a life-threatening disease. Literal comfort and warmth, because death is a cold process. These gift ideas are both comforting and inspiring. I included a range of practical items that make life easier at the end, and heartfelt messages […]

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10 Things You Need to Know About Moving to Africa

Yes, you should move to Africa! I lived in Nairobi, Kenya for 3 years – and I don’t regret a minute of it. Here are 7 mistakes to avoid when you’re moving to Africa, 3 tips from expats living overseas, and a list of things to take to the African continent. Moving to Africa was […]


40th Birthday Gift Ideas That Will Surprise and Delight Her

Make this a celebration to remember with these delightfully surprising 40th birthday gift ideas. Even if she isn’t thrilled about turning forty, she’ll be surprised and delighted by your thoughtfulness and creativity! The Anuschka Hand Painted Leather Handbag is first on my list of 40th birthday gifts for one reason: it will make your “birthday girl” feel […]

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How to Stop Feeling Homesick When You’re Traveling Alone

How to Stop Feeling Homesick When You’re Traveling Alone

When you’re a woman traveling alone, you’re bound to feel homesick! You’re not alone, my friend – read my tips for overcoming homesickness and tell me how you’re feeling in the comments section below. Sharing your thoughts will help you cope with feeling homesick and lonely when you’re in a whole different world. And, don’t […]


30 Gifts to Surprise and Delight Your Older Parents or Grandparents

These gifts for grandparents and parents who have everything will show your love without cluttering up their home. I found the best gift ideas for older parents and elderly grandparents…all you need to do is choose the one that suits them best. The AcuRite Color Weather Station Display & 5-in-1 Weather Environment System is one of my […]

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15 Unusual – and Affordable! – Gifts for Men on Valentine’s Day

Unusual gifts are a creative and fresh way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with guy you love. These unusual gift ideas for men on Valentine’s Day revolve around toys, tools, and food. What man doesn’t love toys, tools, and food? These Valentine’s gifts are unique because they range from remote helicopters to baconnaise to thoughtful little details that […]


5 Practical Tips for When You Feel Lonely on Valentine’s Day

You’d be surprised to learn how many people feel lonely on Valentine’s Day – even if they’re in a relationship. These tips for coping with the loneliness and disconnection will help you get through February 14 – and the rest of the year. In When You Have Nobody to Love on Valentine’s Day, I shared more […]

5 Practical Tips for When You Feel Lonely on Valentine’s Day

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14 “Sleepytime” Gifts for Insomniacs and People Who Can’t Sleep

These are the best “sleepytime” gifts for people who suffer from insomnia (insomniacs) – or who have trouble falling asleep – and they don’t include Arianna Huffington’s book The Sleep Revolution. People who can’t sleep already know firsthand the benefits of sleeping. Insomniacs don’t need to be reminded of the problems associated with lack of sleep. […]


15 Good Ideas for Your Operation Christmas Child Shoebox

Ready to fill your shoebox? Here’s a list of Operation Christmas Child ideas for gifts, plus a current list of what not to include in childrens’ shoeboxes. Last year, my Little Sister (we’re matched through the Big Sisters/Big Brothers organization) filled a box for a 12 year old girl. Here’s what I learned from that experience, […]

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