12 Tips for Gluten Free Living #12: Find Ways to Enjoy the Holiday Meal

The holidays are approaching and many people with food restrictions are dreading the holiday dinner. When people talk about this they often use the word “surviving” but with careful thought and planning it is possible to actually enjoy the holiday meal. These are my suggestions for ways to actually enjoy the holiday meal, even withContinue reading “12 Tips for Gluten Free Living #12: Find Ways to Enjoy the Holiday Meal”

Reasons to Celebrate August

  There are always reasons to celebrate life if you just look around you. During August there were no obvious holidays we all know about on my calendar.  Say it isn’t so! But did you know that August is: Family Fun Month Admit You’re Happy Month National Catfish Month National Eye Exam Month National Golf Month Peach MonthContinue reading “Reasons to Celebrate August”

Reasons to Celebrate July

There are always reasons to celebrate life if you just look around you. During July  we have the obvious holidays we all know about, like Canada Day (1) American Independence Day (4). But did you know that July is also: National Anti-Boredom Month National Blueberry Month National Cell Phone Courtesy Month National Hot Dog Month National IceContinue reading “Reasons to Celebrate July”

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Today is celebrated as Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Dr. King’s actual birthday was January 15. Bob and I recently say the movie The Butler.  I don’t usually cry at movies but tears were streaming down my face the entire time.  Since then I have been thinking about the young people today who did notContinue reading “Martin Luther King Jr. Day”

Thought for Today

“Christmas – that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance.  It may weave a spell of nostalgia.  Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance – a day in which we think of everythingContinue reading “Thought for Today”

Thought for Today

“I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below themContinue reading “Thought for Today”

Reclaiming the Holidays

Every year as the holidays approach I am saddened by the number of people who seem to have become slaves to their holiday traditions. Over indulging in food and drink, over spending, working to the point of exhaustion and extreme stress are too often simply accepted as the way things are. Most of us don’tContinue reading “Reclaiming the Holidays”