My daughter, Jenée, and her three boys (James, her husband, and Jamie and Jonas, her sons) have arrived from NH and my schedule is going to be uncertain and somewhat last-minute for the next two weeks. So… I’ve decided to make a very short post every day right here by adding onto the old post. The new posting will always be at the top. (It’s less time-consuming to add onto an old post than to create a new one.) So here’s the latest posting:
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We’ve learned form The Blue Zones that having close and strong family connections, as well as close friends and strong social networks are characteristics of those who live the longest, healthiest and happiest lives. We also now know that observing traditions contributes to our overall wellness. What better time of year for family, friend and traditions than the Christmas season. Below you will find links to sites to help you strengthen your life in all three areas: family, friends and tradition:
Lo, How a Rose E’re Blooming:
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas:
Have Yourself a Blessed Little Christmas:
Mary, Did You Know?
The Christmas Story (told by kids at Port City Community Church in Wilmington NC ):
The Christmas Story read from the King James Version of the Holy Bible:
Pastor Greg tells his grandchildren the story of Christmas:
As always, I hope that you are doing well in all ways. I also hope that if you celebrate Christmas, your plans and preparations are proceeding smoothly. We had our family Christmas celebration today, but will have another get together with even more family Christmas Eve and a smaller celebration on Christmas Day. There will also be a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on December 24th at 8 PM at Trinity Church (25 East St., Nunda, NY) that you are invited to participate in (carol-singing and candle-lighting.) It’s a fairly short service because we know that everyone needs to get to bed in preparation for Christmas Day. Below are some “Christmas Links” that I hope you will enjoy. Just click on them to get more information about Christmas:
And Finally: Four Renditions of “O Holy Night” (I think the first is my favorite.)
Gentri (This proceeds automatically to more Gentri music)
David Phelps (Bill & Gloria Gaither)
If you’re looking for Healthy Recipes for Christmas, you’ve come to the right place. Just click on the links to see more than 100 recipes. There’s also some music after the recipes so that you can listen while you’re reading, cooking, eating or taking your post-dinner nap!
Three Christmas Videos featuring my favorite Acapella Group: “Chanticleer”
Christmas Waltz by Tony Bennett
Ave Maria played by Stjepan Hauser (I posted this once before.)
Nat King Cole sings “The Christmas Song”
A Tradition of Christmas – Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Many people join their spiritual brothers and sisters in communal worship at certain times of year such as Christmas. Research seems to show that regular (at least weekly or more, some have found) communal worship isn’t just good for your soul, but also for your body:
The Duke University Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health:
Harvard on Religion and Health:
Is it good or bad to start celebrating Christmas early?
Some say good.
Some say bad.
A study shows that decorating early for Christmas can make you happier!
Too much Christmas music can be bad for your mental health:
Nearly an hour of Christmas classics:
Some Christmas Jazz:
Thanks for reading, watching, listening and joining in the quest for wellness.
See you soon!