Category Archives: Lifestyle

Happy Spring – Flowers, Recipes and Spring Cleaning

Spring has Sprung! Growing up, spring held the promise of warmer days, melting snow, daffodils poking through the soil, lighter dishes and of course… spring cleaning! Happy Spring!

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Beating the Winter Blues – Seasonal Affective Disorder

Shining the light on winter gloom. The winter blues are real and known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)  where individuals suffer from depression in part due to shorter days and decreased sunlight.   Individuals may also decrease their outdoor activities and therefore exposure to fresh air and exercise during these months compounding the problem. Some […]

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Congratulations to our Favorite wowOwow Couple!

After 42 years of partnership, Lily and Jane were married on New Year’s Eve.  Here is a wonderful article they co-wrote and produced for us back in July 2008. How Lily and I Tried to Celebrate July the 4th 10:00AM We were looking forward to spending the morning by the pool, relaxing in the hot […]

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Another Sarah – The Woman Who Helped Create Thanksgiving

  Before Sarah Palin, there was Sarah Hale, who spent 40 years and wrote thousands of letters to make Thanksgiving a national holiday

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How to Host Thanksgiving Dinner

Stress-Free and Enjoy! Maybe it’s your first time hosting Thanksgiving dinner.  Perhaps it is your 20th and it seems like a strain every year.  We’ve scoured the web for the top tips on hosting the perfect Thanksgiving! Whether you are on a budget, tight on space or low on time, tips from the Pros and […]

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A Julia Reed Thanksgiving (Recipes)

  Julia swears her Thanksgiving cooking doesn’t live up to her mom’s. After taking a look here, we’re not so sure we believe her …

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The Day Grandma Left Heaven for Dead

You see I’ve always wanted to believe in heaven. When I was a little girl and Santa’s beard fell off to reveal Uncle Seymour, I dropped my belief in Santa. I took Santa Seymour’s gifts with sadness, because Mr. Claus was for me no more. Heaven was different. I held on to heaven right up […]

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Danny Thomas to Daughter Marlo: “Run Your Own Race”

Marlo Thomas remembers the man who helped shape her Looking back, I think the most amazing thing about my father as a parent was how he included his children in his work. Most men of that era left their home and kids and went off to their jobs. Not my father. He would often take […]

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Quiz: Do You Make Other People Happy?

Bestselling author Gretchen Rubin on creating your own personal happiness

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Aging at the Apple Store

Okay, so I’m at the Apple Store yesterday, here in our fancy-schmancy end of Scottsdale, AZ, sitting at the ‘genius bar,’ — (a counter where you go when you have a question about your Apple product), and a song comes over the music system in the store. It’s an old song, something from maybe the […]

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