Ready for Mardi Gras?

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In the 1800/s, Mardi Gras was a much more formal affair than today. There were more family orineted activities, less flashing, drinking was not the purpose of it as it has become these days.
So bring back the traditional Mardi Gras feel and host a ball of your own! This article I wrote will give you some great pointers!
Celebrating the Mardi Gras Tradition

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New Year…New Ideas!

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Are you currently trying to find better ways to eat?
Celebrations are no excpetion when you are trying to stay on the Healthy Wagon. Believe me, there are plenty of recipes out there to eat better without sacrificing the fun.
Here is a post I did on respecting healthier ways of eating, if not for yourself, for those you care for on a daily basis.
Making Healthier Choices at your Next Birthday Party

How did 2012 Treat you? My Emotional Recount…

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This was a tough post to write, it really was. I looked very deep within myself to find the right words. It is my hope that I can show anyone struggling in the dark to be their own beacon of light and really come out of it to live life again…
Cherish the Milestones

Taking Care of Yourself…

So with the holidays here, it is more important now than it ever has been to avoid some of those foods that might tend to bog you down and create the “catch up” phase in January where you resolve to chase health and feel better. In this article, I wrote about how the nutritional requirements change for your body as you grow older and a manipulation of your diet should happen. However, many tips can be applied to anyone reading. Happy Holidays!

http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2012/12/10/seniors-friendly-tips-ultra-healthy-diet

 

What Does Christmas Really Mean to you?

I sat down a couple of weeks ago and really thought about what Christmas means to me.

It is about family and friends, love and respect, and making memories that are looked back upon fondly, it is about Christ.

However, these modern days have taken a lot of that out of the holiday and replaced it with mandatory working at a job, spending the day driving from house to house to visit about nothing, endless shopping at department stores to buy the best gifts. We decorate our homes to outdo our neighbors and we remove ‘Christ” from Christmas when we spell it xmas. It seems okay, it is the way of the times.

What I want to do this year…only handmade from the heart gifts, sledding down hills with the kids, building a snowman, having a modest dinner made with my hands, and to stay in one place.

There are many great ideas that we can pull from yesteryear and apply them to our modern celebrations. This article I wrote gives some ways to step back in time and appreciate what you have and not what you can buy. Try it! It may surprise you!

http://simplyshawnnjenn.com/2012/12/start-new-christmas-traditions-by-embracing-the-old-ones.html