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The season of eating like it’s our job is upon us! Some tips to avoid overindulgence this holiday

By Cristy Nickel Special to KyForward It’s the time of year so many people dread. Just when the last of the Halloween candy is either consumed or discarded; BAM! Thanksgiving. And the sugar binge begins anew. The holiday season is a three-month junk food marathon, but Thanksgiving is the foremost culprit. Why? The entire holiday is based on a meal! Sure, we drive (or fly) for hours to visit family...

Gena Bigler: Holidays are made special
by what was shared, not what was spent

A friend recently shared a photo of a silver bell her mother made when she was a child. Money was tight for her family that year and the bell was a simple decoration made from a medicine cup covered with tin foil. More than thirty years after her mother made it, my friend Taura still proudly displays the bell. When talking about the bell, she talks about how she felt that year, she talks about the...