Category: Holidays

How to Show Your Mom You Appreciate Her

Our moms and the mother figures in our lives do so much without wanting or needing recognition. Moms are our comfort when we need to be comforted, they are our compasses when we need help finding our way, and they are the ones who are the happiest when we succeed. Sometimes we forget how much

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The Perils of Political Correctness During the Holiday Season

This is the time of year when many cultures and traditions celebrate important holidays.  In recent years, it has become customary to use the expression “Happy Holidays” as an all-inclusive greeting. Although the intentions are good and designed to make everyone feel included, in some instances it has had the opposite effect. Many businesses have

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A Stress-Free Holiday Season

For many, the holidays start off bright and quickly give way to the stresses of trying to manage to do too much.  Pressure to find the perfect gifts, plan holiday events, and prepare meals can leave even the most festive person feeling tense.  Fortunately, even amidst the chaos; it is quite possible to have a

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Creative Ways to Give and Give Back to Others

As the holidays approach, there is a lot of focus on gift-giving that often comes with a lot of pressure. It can be stressful trying to come up with ideas for meaningful gifts that truly show loved ones just how special and valuable they are. Instead of focusing on the item itself; it’s important to

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How to Appreciate the Father Figure in Your Life

Dad’s contributions are not often as well-recognized or acknowledged as Moms.  Mothers are most often depicted as the emotionally invested nurturers and caretakers, while dads role has traditionally been depicted as that of the provider, problem solver and rule enforcer.  Recent studies however, have proven that a loving, involved dad has a greater impact on

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Celebrating Motherhood

May brings the freshness of Spring with all the flowers and natural abundance.  Once again, the Earth is reborn and comes to life.  Birds lay their eggs, wild animals can be spotted with their young.  It is a perfect time to honor motherhood in its entirety – from the Earth Mother, to the women in

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Celtic Products and Celebrations

There are many ancient Celtic festivals and traditions.  Although many of the customs have changed, the roots of the traditions lie in ancient Celtic history.  Samhain is a great example – once a celebration of the harvest and a time used to pay reverence to the dead, the modern “Halloween” takes some of it’s customs

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Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas His and Hers

   The New Age Source provides a wide array of unique metaphysical and spiritual products as well as home-decor and other items.  If you want something truly unique that you can’t find anywhere else, you’re in the right place.  Here are a few of our suggestions for last-minute gifts for men and women. For Him

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Unique Gifts for Your Office Gift Exchange

New Age Source specializes in unique, meaningful gifts.  If you are looking for something unusual and interesting to bless your co-workers with, be sure to visit our site for a wide range of items.  You can also take advantage of our black Black Friday holiday sale, from Friday, November 29th – Monday, December 2nd.  Get

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Products to Encourage Giving Thanks Daily

This is the time of year where much attention is given to the Thanksgiving holiday. During this holiday season, many people choose to gather with loved ones and focus on feasting and celebration.  Feelings of abundance and warmth are what draw people to this holiday, but what if you could experience the live-altering blessings of

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5 Father’s Day Gifts for the Modern Man Cave

Father’s Day presents a perfect opportunity for a man cave makeover. Dad’s getaway, whether a room or just a cozy nook to himself, is the perfect retreat for letting his masculine flag fly. Although we can respect the mysterious on goings of this forbidden place, it’s time we show dad that we know there’s a

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Celebrate Samhain

Celebrate Samhain the ancient Celtic Pagan celebration marking the end of the year. The actual day of celebration is November 1st, but in keeping with the ancient practices that followed the lunar calendar, celebrations begin at sunset on October 31st and last for three days. It is this practice that has linked the Samhain celebration

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Celebrate Mabon

The autumn equinox also known as Mabon is celebrated by many Wiccans and Pagans, though it is considered a lesser sabbat. Mabon is a time when the day and the night are equally divided. It is a time to honor the second harvest and the Green Man. For Wiccans it is also a time to

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Celebrate Ganesha Chaturthi

The birth of Lord Ganesha is celebrated by Hindus worldwide in an 11 day festival know as Ganesha Chaturthi. The festival takes place during the Hindu month of Bhadra. In 2012 the celebration will begin on September 19 and end on ‘Ananta Chaturdashi’ (September 29th). Ganesha, the elephant God, is one of the most iconic

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Be an Angel Day

Be an angel day is held annually on August 22. On this day people from all corners of the earth are encouraged to act like angels by lending a hand to those who are in need. Your assistance can be in any form: emotional, physical, or spiritual. In addition, this day is also a day

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Celebrate Krishna Day

Hindus around the world will be celebrating Krishna Day also known as Janmashtami this year on August 10, 2012. This date marks the birth of Lord Krishna the much loved Hindu deity. He is believed to be the eighth and most powerful incarnation of Lord Vishnu. According to legend, the city of Mathura was once ruled by

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Obon

Obon is a joyous three day festival held in Japan during mid-July to honor ones deceased relatives. It is believed during this sacred time that the spirits of the ancestors return to the earth to visit their families. The festival is based on the story of a Buddhist disciple named Mokureen Sonja. Mokureen is said to

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Summer Solstice 2012 & Litha

June 20th marks the summer solstice and the beginning of summer. In the Northern Hemisphere this is the day that has the longest hours of daylight. Conversely, it also marks the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, with its seasons running opposite of the Northern Hemisphere. The word “solstice” derived from the Latin words sol(sun),

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Honoring Mothers

  Mankind has been honoring mothers since antiquity. In the days of old, only goddesses and mythical female deities were glorified. The ancient Greeks paid tribute to Rhea, mother of many Grecian Gods, while the Egyptians venerated Isis, mother of the pharaohs. Each of these cultures celebrated for several days with parades, games, decorations and

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