Creativity

The spark of creativity is such an inspiration--use your creative powers and see how the most complex problems suddenly have new solutions.
A family chats online with loved ones on Thanksgiving
Life Advice

9 Fun and Creative Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving During Quarantine

Your family can stay safe and social-distance, while still enjoying the holidays.

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Lisa Bogart
Positive Living

Tips for Creating Festive Christmas Cards and Letters

Lisa Bogart shares ways you can add a personal touch and a bit of sparkle to your holiday cards and letters.

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Labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral, France; Getty Images
Travel

12 Prayer Labyrinths from Around the World

These sacred tools for prayer and meditation and can be found all around the globe.

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Fun games at home
Positive Living

Home Alone? Four Fun Games, No Screens Required

Solitude doesn’t have to be lonely. Leave the electronic realm behind and try some of these engaging activities.

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A Christmas wreath surrounded by two angels. Illustration by Hennie Haworth
Angels

This Christmas Wreath Became a Source of Divine Comfort and Love

The festive decoration was just what they needed for their first Christmas as a blended family.

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Marine veteran Don Embrey
Stories of Hope

A Vietnam Veteran Builds a Banjo in Tribute to the Marine Corps

Don Embrey, a Marine veteran who served in Vietnam, performs on the special banjo he built in honor of the military branch in which he served.

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Jamie Willis runs Canes for Veterans Central Texas. Photo credit: Eric Guel
People Helping People

This Veteran Makes Canes for Other Patriots Using Discarded Wood

Jamie Willis, founder of Canes for Veterans Central Texas, finds a sense of purpose in serving his veteran brothers and sisters.

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Katie Turner and her daughters. Photo credit: Katie Turner
Children

The Making of Christmas Mother-Daughter Tradition

This tasty date balls recipe was perfect for her two sous-chefs with little hands.

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Colors that boost your mood
Positive Living

How to Boost Your Mood with Color

As the pandemic wears on, make your home a more comforting nest this winter with these simple strategies.

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Carolyn Bolz
Healing

Dear Aging: How It Feels to Get Older

Carolyn Bolz, one of the three “Dear Aging” contest winners, wrote a poem about the joys and challenges of getting older, and how to stay hopeful as the years unfold.  

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