Viewing posts tagged mindandsoulAlicia Stallings As we age and get our own lives and families, we may begin to spend less and less time with our parents. Even though they may not say anything because they know you’re busy, and they do not wish to stress you out, or to seem needy, the fact is that parents want to see the children who they spent decades raising, whether they say it or not. Particularly during the holidays, when memories of the past flow like eggnog, your parents may find themselves missing you. Here are a few suggestions for how you can reach out to your father and mother during the Holidays, which will leave them with a warm feeling to last them the rest of the year: Alicia Stallings There is a great deal of diversity in the relationships that fall under the category of ‘Friendship.’ Some are extremely intimate, and the involved parties are like sisters and some are casual, in which the involved parties only accompany each other to social activities and entertainment venues. And there are a multitude of other relationship variations that fall along the diverse spectrum of Friendship. But whatever the type of Friendships you have, they require nurturing and investment. Alicia Stallings The Holiday season is a time to care, share and build memories with friends and loved ones. It is also a time to reconnect with those from whom we have drifted, as well as a time to reach out to those who are new to our lives and families. Alicia Stallings We’ve all had those times: times when we’re so busy with family obligations or work that we don’t seem to have time to take care of our health. Exercise falls by the wayside and healthy, intentional food choices are replaced with whatever is in the fridge and within hand’s reach. So the question is: what can one do to make sure that her healthy lifestyle doesn’t get shot, even when she has to stay in one spot? The answer my friends, is preparation. We live in a time when accepting who we are can be difficult. Most of us compare ourselves to unrealistic standards set by advertising agencies, movie stars and the lives of the rich and famous.