Five little tips for surviving the Christmas holidays

The greatest gift you can give yourself is to accept your limitations and honour those activities that make you feel good when you do them

VERNON, B.C., Dec. 22, 2016 /Troy Media/ – Canadians are spending significantly less this holiday season – or so the story goes – but that doesn't mean the holiday stress will melt away. The other night, my husband and I headed to the local mall to see what we could check off our Santa list. In spite of the…

Just why were mommy and Santa under the mistletoe?

Oh, those beloved Christmas songs – with subtext so deep that they expose the very darkest of human secrets

NEW YORK, Dec. 18, 2016/ Troy Media/ – Another Christmas is upon us. It’s that special time of year when loved ones gather to create lasting memories that will provide fodder for therapists to work with for years to come. But it’s also about the songs. If we just thought for a moment about the kind…

Working out during the holidays

No need to wait until 2016 is over to get a little more pep in your step

Working out during the holidaysSAN FRANCISCO, Calif. Dec. 14, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Losing weight and going to the gym is many people’s number one resolution every New Year. However, there’s no need for you to wait until 2016 is over to get a little more pep in your step. Getting a head start on getting back in shape…

Balancing fun and professionalism at the holiday office party

10 tips to insure that you make a great impression while you mix and mingle at the office party

Balancing fun and professionalism at the holiday office partyBERKELEY, Calif. Dec. 4, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Are you planning to attend your office holiday party? I hope so. This is a great occasion to relax and have a good time – and can be a highly anticipated, positive antidote to year-end stress. But anytime you combine fun with professionalism, it can also be…

Pack up you troubles in your old kit-bag

Our perspective in marking Remembrance Day is definitely at odds with views of the day, but that doesn't mean the sacrifices weren't worthy

TORONTO, Ont. Nov. 6, 2016/ Troy Media/ – As rhetorical formulations go, ”the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month” packs a formidable punch. Signifying the coming into effect of the armistice that ended the First World War, the words have a striking resonance: eliciting solemnity, dignity and the sense of something very important.…

Body language tips for the holiday office party

While a great opportunity to socialize with co-workers, a holiday get-together can also quickly turn into a career-limiting event

Body language tips for the holiday office partyBERKELEY, Calif. Oct 30, 2016/ Troy Media/ The holiday office party offers a great opportunity to socialize with co-workers, meet new people, and develop or deepen relationships. However, a holiday get-together can also quickly turn into a career-limiting event, unless you understand the do's and don'ts of appropriate behaviour. The desire to relax and have…

‘Frankie’ was the life of holiday parties

I had no doubt that my 93-year-old mother would like to spend the holidays with us, but I wanted her to make the decision herself

‘Frankie’ was the life of holiday parties//  holiday Holiday  holiday [popup url="link here" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column  [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] VANCOUVER, B.C. Jan. 3, 2016/ Troy Media/ – I had no doubt that my 93-year-old mother would like to spend the holidays with us at our West Coast home near Powell River, but I wanted her to…

Why a close family is worth preserving

Close, quality relationships to family and friends, and enduring, supportive marriages lead to health and happiness

Why a close family is worth preserving//  family, christmas   family, christmas [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2015/12/why-a-close-family-is-worth-preserving/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/lifestyle-family/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]family[/popup] and [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/christmas/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Christmas[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] RED DEER, Alta. Dec. 30, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Do you hear what I hear? It's the glorious sound of post-Christmas silence, and…

Last minute family friendly holiday gadget gift ideas

Four tech options that will entertain the entire family, record family moments, or keep the family safe

Last minute family friendly holiday gadget gift ideas// EDMONTON, AB, Dec. 23, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Gadgets make great gifts and many seem to fit in the personal technology category. It's nice to know that you can find some this holiday season that expand the personal to the entire family. Family Printing First up is the Epson Expression Premium XP-830. It's a small…

The elfLight takes the hassle out of hanging Christmas lights

Take the stress out of hanging Christmas lights this year

The elfLight takes the hassle out of hanging Christmas lightsDownload this column on hanging Christmas lights Terms and Conditions of use EDMONTON, Alta. Nov 29, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Originally, the Elf Light was either a beam of light from the sky reflecting off shiny ornaments or the glow of Rudolph's red nose. But today, the Original elfLight – a gadget designed to make your…