a special feature from Kay Ziplow & Leslie Zinberg, Founders
Holiday time and knowing that a new year approaches we find ourselves out of breath so to speak! Come to think of it, our daily lives are so very busy that rarely do we intentionally indulge and hit the “mute” button. If you already do this, you are one of the lucky ones who have come to realize that once in a while, this is an important personal exercise for your physical and mental being. Hitting your personal mute button doesn’t mean you are disconnected; rather it infers how truly connected you are. Because our lives are bombarded with consistent stimulus and distractions and routines that comprise the function of our day, we need to take that step back and shut it all down and retrieve a moment or two to feel ourselves and our own presence as we navigate the busy world in which we live. Here’s two simple and mindful suggestions we have for you, and yes, you are worth it.
a special feature from Kay & Leslie, founders of Grandparentslink
There’s no better time than the holiday season to help children learn a little bit more about manners! After all, life can be much more enjoyable with a little ‘please’ and ‘thank-you’. What better way than to give children their very own Thank-You Cards. Go ahead and let’s do this the old-fashion way. Purchase a cute box of cards for your grandkids to have on hand. Since manners are always in season, consider this a year-round gift of love.
“An entire sea of water can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship.
Similarly, the negativity of the world can’t put you down unless you
allow it to get inside you.”
Looking back all the way to the beginning of 2020, we all have been dealing with an enormous amount of stress and anxiety. Many of us have felt the effects from the negativity that has surrounded our lives for such a long time. As we have moved forward through 2021, and are now looking into the next year soon to be upon us, we are taking this time to give you some tips on how to stay positive even while navigating any negative energy in your life. Little changes in how we look at life can make all the difference.
As grandparents, we can only hope that by example we have instilled compassionate values onto our children (no matter how old) and grandchildren as well. With the holidays now upon us, we believe it’s even a better time to take a moment and make sure that we certainly lead by example.
a special feature from Kay Ziplow & Leslie Zinberg, Founders GrandparentsLink
Hey, let’s face it… aging isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. How can 40 be the new 30, and 50 be the new 40? Somehow, we think the mathematicians are all mixed up. And even better… are they crazy? 60 is the new … oh forget it. Hopefully, you are lighthearted and open-minded enough to take a look in the mirror and laugh a little. After all, a sense of humor goes a long, long way!
a special feature from Kay & Leslie, founders grandparentslink.com
Is your glass half-empty or half-full? How you answer this age-old question about positive thinking may reflect your outlook on life, your attitude toward yourself, and whether you’re optimistic or pessimistic — and it may even affect your health.
A special feature from Leslie Zinberg & Kay Ziplow, founders Grandparentslink.com
Well, we have all heard of ‘man- caves’, right? That place or room where our most special guys retreat to for a little time out as we say. Maybe you have heard the latest iteration in gender-specific escapes is the ‘she-shed’, or quite simply a place any one of us designates to call our own little escape place. So, ladies, it’s your time, and it’s your turn to create a ‘Me-shed/she shed’, whether it’s a backyard destination or an in-home space. Doesn’t matter- it’s all yours!