With autumn well under way, October promises cooler temperatures for Floridians and the hope for less rain than September gave us. Not only does the weather begin to make its seasonal pivot, but this month means the start of the rich, cozy holiday season—starting with Halloween, or Día de Muertos for those practicing Mexican culture, moving to Thanksgiving and finally December’s family-oriented holiday celebrations.
And just like that, 2021 is nearly over. Some of us may be rejoicing, and others may just be in awe that another year has flown by. However, December is one of my favorite months regardless of its year-ending significance.
Possibly the best part of the weather warming up and easing us into summer is the opportunity to start exploring nature again or even enjoying the sun in your own backyard. April is probably one of my favorite months simply because the weather is near perfect (never mind the rain), and
September is here, and I know I may be jumping the gun a bit in saying this, but so is fall! Though temperatures still feel the same as they did in summer, we’re moving into the wonderful time of year when we may need to relocate our light jackets. Denim, windbreaker, cardigan, whatever you have—dig it out and keep it close for the season to come!
January… a new beginning. Time to reflect on the past year and make resolutions for the new one, to start a new project, take up a new hobby, or recommit to good habits that may have slipped away.
With spring well underway and summer ahead, many of us are looking to get out of the house and enjoy the season. For those who have time, volunteering is a fantastic option to get more involved with your community, make friends and explore new interests. Below are a few places you can volunteer in your area.
With springtime comes an urge to reinvent ourselves. Most of us feel this at the beginning of January and take action to change our lifestyles for the better. Then come spring, we need another push to keep up with the positive changes we’ve implemented (or given up). Spring is an opportunity for rebirth in every sense.
Last year, I wrote about how November has always been my favorite month—the anticipation of the holidays, the cooler atmosphere and the perfect weather for having cozy afternoons indoors. My opinion still has not changed, I just wanted to reminisce and recap.
Each year when March rolls around, it marks the official start of spring about midway through the month. This year may feel a bit different than last given the pandemic that continues to stretch forward and all of the changes we’ve experienced with its presence. What better way to ward off the COVID and winter blues than by enjoying the fresh air of the season?
As the summer season and promise of fair-weather fun approaches, so does the risk of dehydration and heatstroke. And although it’s American Stroke Awareness Month, who’s to say that heatstroke can’t be included in that? Summer Health: 3 Tips to Avoid Heatstroke and Dehydration According to Healthline, seniors are at a higher risk of dehydration for a multitude of reasons. One of which is a lowered thirst response. https://lifestylesafter50.com/2022/05/11/summer-tips-avoid-dehydration/