How To Support a Friend Going Through a Difficult Time

Friendship is the foundation of a well-rounded and happy life. Friends are there for each other through thick and thin and in good times and bad. There are many ways to show your friends you love them, but none are as powerful as supporting a friend going through a difficult time. Whether your friend is…

8 Great Healthy Winter Food Ideas to Try

Winter can be a dizzying season of whirling snow, happy holidays, freezing temps, warm glowing fires, gift giving and cozy and comfortable meals. It can also be a time when the body gets worn down, so it is important to fill your days with delicious dishes like these eight healthy winter food ideas. 1. Chicken…

What to Send Your Long-Distance Valentine: 9 Ideas

Amor. Imħabba. Pag-ibig. 愛. Love. Many different words, but still a universal language. Sometimes you can be the perfect couple, but just not in the perfect situation. Whatever has put the miles between you and your lover—deployment, job opportunities, education, pandemic, family responsibilities—the distance seems greater on special days, particularly a day for lovers.  Bridge…

9 Winter Solstice Gifts to Buy or DIY

Celebrating the winter solstice is a special time for family and friends to shake off the shortest and darkest day of the year and welcome the slow return of the sun. This holiday has been observed throughout history across many different cultures.  Indeed, historians believe Stonehenge in the English countryside was built to track the…

28 for 2021: Meaningful Christmas Gift Ideas for Women

Women wear a lot of hats: professional, mom, wife, caregiver, meal planner, family therapist…the list goes on. Demands on their attention and talents have only increased in the past year or two as we’ve introduced new ways of working, online schooling at home, limited services, and simply not being able to be together and rely…

30+ Festive Ideas: Christmas Packages for Missionaries

No matter where in the world your missionary is serving, they’ll surely be expecting a present from home to open on Christmas morning. Make their holiday wish come true with one (or more!) of the 30+ festive LDS missionary Christmas ideas we’ve curated for young adult and senior missionaries.  We cover some guidelines and Christmas…

20 Ways to Use Holiday Mulling Spices

Oh, the sights, sounds, and smells that make the holidays—the holidays! Even without twinkling lights or familiar carols, the scents of the season can instantly put you to a festive mindset.  For us, pine sap and evergreen needles summon memories of corner-lot Christmas trees. A whiff of woodsmoke smells like relaxed family visits around Uncle…

Sympathy Message Examples in the Workplace

Writing a sympathy note for someone’s loss is always a challenge. Words rarely seem sufficient to convey the comfort you intend. It can feel even more daunting in a professional setting when you’re not sure how to address a very emotional and personal situation. However, a condolence message for the loss of a loved one…