STAYING HAPPY DURING SEASONAL CHANGES

STAYING HAPPY DURING SEASONAL CHANGES A key element of happiness is the ability to cope with transition. There are people who go into a blue funk at every major life change. And there are people who greet the annual change of seasons by letting their faces get longer as the days get shorter. If you or your child are moody and sluggish throughout the winter, it may be a medical … [Read more...] about STAYING HAPPY DURING SEASONAL CHANGES

Stay Healthy During Seasonal Changes

STAYING HEALTHY DURING SEASONAL CHANGES Has everyone in your family gotten their flu shots this year? Winter is traditionally the season for coughing, sniffling, and sore throats—which frequently don’t need the help of actual germs to show up in cold, dry weather. Ironically, literal illness may be more of a risk in mild winters: frequent changes in weather and temperature mean frequent … [Read more...] about Stay Healthy During Seasonal Changes

DAILY BLESSINGS EVERYONE SHOULD COUNT

DAILY BLESSINGS EVERYONE SHOULD COUNT If “count your blessings” sounds clichéd to you, or if you’re waiting for something to happen that’s “worth” counting, you’re missing out on a lot of happiness by taking everyday blessings for granted. It’s time to look at the good things in your life with fresh eyes, and the following lists are to get you going. While you’re at it, ask your children to … [Read more...] about DAILY BLESSINGS EVERYONE SHOULD COUNT

STAYING GRATEFUL IN TOUGH TIMES

STAYING GRATEFUL IN TOUGH TIMES If you think your life is nothing but problems, consider this account from the self-help book How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, first published in 1948. The narrator is recalling her struggles as a young mother in the 1930s. The economy was in bad shape, her husband was in poor health, every day seemed to bring new trials, and she had reached the point of … [Read more...] about STAYING GRATEFUL IN TOUGH TIMES

STAYING ACTIVE IN BAD WEATHER FOR FAMILIES

STAYING ACTIVE IN BAD WEATHER FOR FAMILIES Common parent-child exchange from old comic books: Parent to overly energetic, constantly underfoot child: “Why don’t you go out and play?” Child: “But it’s raining outside!” Another common parent-child exchange from old comic books: Parent: “You can’t go out to play, it’s raining.” Child: “But getting rained on is half the fun!” Of course, … [Read more...] about STAYING ACTIVE IN BAD WEATHER FOR FAMILIES