Ahhh... the holidays!
I'm sure you have stories of holiday's past that are dear to you. Most of us have some great memories that we will cherish forever. Whether it's making cookies, decorating, shopping for that perfect gift, or even figuring out to whom we're going to give the fruitcake, we all have those sweet moments to hold close. ... Read MoreComments
For most of us, the holidays are a time to gather with friends and family. This really is the season for relationship and connection. You may not have seen some of your relatives since this time last year, and you may be grateful for that. Time with family can be hectic and stressful, and sometimes we stir up old wounds when we get together. Regardless of your history and family dynamics, it's important to make some new memories now. This year, put down the cell phone, or whatever you use to distract yourself, and make a connection with your loved ones.... Read MoreComments
For most of us, the holidays are a stressful time of year. We spend a huge amount of time and energy preparing for what sometimes amounts to a couple of days of fun. We shop, travel, visit relatives, clean, decorate, cook and socialize. We can expend as much energy in December as we do in three other months, combined. Often we get so wrapped up in our to-do list, we forget to have fun, get present to our intentions and enjoy our loved ones, many of whom we may only see once a year. While you may not feel you can cut back on all the holiday activities, you can certainly find moments to relax, restore, and experience the joy of the season. Here are 5 simple things you can do right now to let go of the holiday stress and feel peaceful:... Read MoreComments