November 13th is World Kindness Day. This international observance was introduced in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement. It began as a way to highlight good deeds in the community, overlooking boundaries of race and religion, to recognize the common thread of kindness that we all can share.
Dia de los Muertos is a holiday celebrating the rebirth of life in death, observed throughout Latin American communities on November 1st and 2nd. Celebrations are most often associated with Mexico, but there are lively celebrations in US cities like Albuquerque, San Diego, San Antonio, Tucson, and even locally, on Staten Island.
Halloween fun all month long has given us a treat when we needed it most. Still wondering what you should do with the kids on the big day itself? While you may be tempted to skip festivities this year, there are plenty of ways to partake in annual October traditions – some classic, others new for 2020.
For years, many of us have been sheltered from our kids’ worst days and academic frustrations. Now it’s front and center in our lives, draining us… If you’re having trouble seeing the silver lining and your day’s gone off the rails, consider a few of these ways to reconnect and ensure the day isn’t a total loss.
The sight of auburn leaves against a crisp blue sky and smells of autumn are enough to make anyone want to craft with nature’s finest art materials. At Shine, nature-inspired, naturally-sourced art materials are among our favorite projects. Learn how to invite natural beauty into your lives and get inspired by fall art ideas.