Air Travel Made Easy: 10 Ways to Avoid Disaster and Plan the Perfect Trip

 Air Travel Made Easy: 10 Ways to Avoid Disaster and Plan the Perfect Trip

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine

Travel can expose us to different cultures, diverse styles of dress, beautiful sights, new and cherished relationships, and tantalizing foods! But for many, the mere thought of pulling out luggage, braving the airport, and surviving hours flying at 30,000 feet in a cattle car leaves them panicked.

Whether you are preparing for a family vacation, a bucket list adventure, a search for warmer climate, or a business trip—air travel can be daunting. What makes the difference? Preparation. Here are 10 tips for making your journey a smooth and smart experience.Continue reading

Trick or Treat Etiquette

Trick or Treat Etiquette

Yes, there is etiquette for everything, including Trick or Treating! Here are 13 quick reminders for all Trick or Treaters:

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9 Practical Ways to Diminish Holiday Stress

9 Practical Ways to Diminish Holiday Stress

How do you create happy celebrations and wonderful memories while avoiding holiday stress? The key is preparation!

  1. Prepare your calendar.  Carefully consider your calendar and what holiday events are realistic to add to your schedule. Choose activities that are most important to you first, and then add other options as time permits. Remember, an overloaded schedule is guaranteed to create stress. Continue reading
How to Create Civil Holidays

How to Create Civil Holidays

The holiday season stirs our memories, our emotions, and our dreams. It’s a time of celebrations, decorations, gifts, and communication. Some people, with overflowing calendars, are stressed by a lengthy to-do list. Others are alone, and the silence and absence of activity is painfully deafening.

No matter what your level of activity is this holiday season, make civility your focus. Pause and really “see” those you come in contact with. Too often, we forget the purpose behind all the activity. Don’t let the “to-do” list become so important that you run over others in the process. Remember, there are many who are lonely, hurting, and in need. You could be the one who brightens their day and lightens their load by a simple act of kindness.Continue reading