Simplify Your Holiday Without Feeling Like a Scrooge!

Posted on: December 18th, 2014 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

Cathy_Mendler_new-150-x-115  It’s December!

  The holidays are in full swing, and the end of the year is quickly _approaching.

   As the clock ticks down, and your to-do list gets longer, it often helps to be reminded to keep things simple.

 Take a moment to read Kat Lee’s article How to simplify the holidays without feeling like a Scrooge.

Whatever your plans for the holidays, I hope you take the time to relax and enjoy time with family and friends–whatever means the most to you!

January will be here before you know it. Big plans are in the works for 2015. Until then …

Let’s get started and turn over another leaf!

Healthy Holiday Choices

Posted on: December 8th, 2014 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

The holidays mean homemade goodies. Remember–moderation is key!

If you like to bake, check out these Fancy Christmas Cookies.

Did you remember? Did you test your smoke detector and change the batteries on the weekend we fell back to Standard Time?

Beginning November 1, 2014, every home in Ontario must have a carbon monoxide detector. For more information, click here.

It’s never too late to make healthier choices!

Checklist for First-time Snowbirds

Posted on: December 4th, 2014 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

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Check out A basics guide for first-time snowbirds. If you’re not a first-time snowbird, please share this article.

Busy, busy, BUSY!

Posted on: December 2nd, 2014 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

Omid_SafiDo you find yourself saying “I’m so busy”?

Many people can likely plead guilty to this question–including me.

My friend, Anne Day, shares her perspective on Treading water in this sea of busyness

Omad Safi shares his thoughts too in The Disease of Being Busy.

Think about what you can do differently in the next few months.

10 Things NOT to do this Holiday Season!

Posted on: November 27th, 2014 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

 

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Rachel’s 10 Things to NOT do this Holiday Season (and the one thing to do) is worth reading. 

Spend less on Holidy shopping!

Posted on: November 25th, 2014 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

christmas-listDo you have a tendency to spend too much during the holidays?

Laurie Gelman shares Top Psychology Tricks to Spend Less While Shopping.

Get motivated to spend less this year!

Organizing Tip of the Day

Posted on: November 20th, 2014 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

Have you signed up for the Organizing Tip of the Day?  365 tips per year to inspire and motivate you in your organizing endeavours, delivered to your inbox every day at 8:00 am (EST)! CLICK HERE!2 leaves

November…already?

Posted on: November 19th, 2014 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

 

Cathy MendlerIt’s November!

It may say November on the calendar, but the snow outside is making it look like January.

Christmas is right around the corner.

I’ll be kind and resist the temptation to tell you how many days are left until the big day arrives.

As you’re making your holiday lists, you might like to sip on a mug of The Perfect Hot Chocolate.

Let’s get started and turn over another leaf!

GETTING READY FOR THE HOLIDAYS

The following articles are back by popular demand!

Planning for the Holidays – Part 1  and Part 2

I’m including Gift Giving Ideas too which you may find helpful.

Get Healthy: Alfresco Dining

Posted on: August 27th, 2014 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

Dining alfresco is just one of the many pleasures of summertime!

Avocado Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Blueberry Vanilla Yogurt Popsicles - additional flavours included

Watermelon-Cucumber Cooler

Check out these tips for summer food safety from Health Canada.

It’s never too late to make healthier choices!

Get Checking for College!

Posted on: August 21st, 2014 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

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Do you have a child heading off to college or university? Consult these checklists to ensure they don’t forget any important items.

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