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Butternut Squash – Perfect For The Season

Butternut Squash – Perfect For The Season

You may be called upon to “bring something” at a holiday get-together or even to prepare something for yourself (or a date).  Remembering that we Suddenly Solos may not aspire to Top Chef stature but would like to show some kitchen competency, here is an easy to prepare seasonal recipe that will give you stature

Should You Go For a New 4K TV For Football Season?

Should You Go For a New 4K TV For Football Season?

First, a little bit of background – 4K television is the latest high definition viewing technology. As the name implies, it is basically about four times as image-intense (resolution) as the current high definition television. It is sometimes referred to as Ultra HD. Hard to believe, right? Take a trip to your local TV/electronics dealer

Why Am I Still Sneezing?

Why Am I Still Sneezing?

Although it is September, there are still lots of allergens floating around that can trigger the sneezing, tearing up, coughing, etc. that you thought you outlasted from the spring. Most notable, ragweed is still a factor.  This yellow flowered weed starts releasing pollen in August and the season can last through September and into October. 

Host An “Adult” Halloween Party?

Host An “Adult” Halloween Party?

Halloween isn’t really an “official” holiday. You still get mail and the banks are open. But that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t celebrate it. In fact, it is probably the one day of the year that weirdness is almost institutionalized! This year, why not have a Halloween party that is geared to us Suddenly Solo

Smart Fun in the Sun

Smart Fun in the Sun

With the nicer weather now upon us, let’s get out there and enjoy it – albeit safely! As we have matured, our skin is more sensitive to the sun, but that is not a reason to hide from it.  In fact, getting outdoors promotes better health and it increases socialization. We have all heard the

Pack Up All Your Cares and Woes

Pack Up All Your Cares and Woes

  A terrific article in the Huffington Post written by a Kate Bratskeir (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kate-bratskeir) references a study conducted last year that showed people who wrote down the negative thoughts about themselves and then literally threw the paper away were less likely to be troubled by them as compared to those who retained the document. This

Alma Maters – Get Involved!

Alma Maters – Get Involved!

Even if college was not the favorite time of your life, re-engaging with your alma mater at this stage of life has several advantages that merit your consideration. First off, your involvement will be welcomed.  All colleges value their alumni and view them as “ambassadors” who are an important part of their outreach to potential

Travelling With Young Grandchildren

Travelling With Young Grandchildren

It is no secret that we at Suddenly Solo heartily endorse spending time with your family.  It is important on many levels but it can present challenges when your extended family includes infants and toddlers as part of a travel group. There are physical demands when it comes to keeping up with very young children

Change is Good. Here’s How Much Change to Try!

Change is Good.  Here’s How Much Change to Try!

When we find ourselves alone as Suddenly Solos, we tend to withdraw at least for a little while. It is part of the grieving process, whether our solitude is due to divorce or becoming a widower. Emerging from the cocoon of solitary confinement is certainly productive as it opens your world perspective.  When precisely that

Suddenly Solo? Simplify Your Surroundings!

Suddenly Solo?  Simplify Your Surroundings!

In the wake of a divorce or the loss of a spouse, there is an acceptable (and expected) period of “mourning” during which time things seem to stand still.  After time passes, and when you feel up to it, we suggest that you continue the healing process by de-cluttering your environment. De-cluttering has a salutary

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