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This is the year you can enjoy the holidays!

How to Remove Stress and Enjoy the Holidays This Year

Let’s enjoy all the holidays this year and not stress out!

Halloween is over and Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away and then the plethora of December holidays will descend upon us.  Already the tireless bombardment from the retail industry has begun.  For many people this all equals stress.  Stress can ruin what should be a joyous occasion.

There are things that can be done to keep that stress at bay. Continue reading

The Importance of Family Traditions

Many times when we are living a serial life we are looking at how to change and evolve and improve.  With all of that going on there are significant benefits to family traditions.

Tradition (truh-dish-uh-n)- noun

  1. The handing down of statements, beliefs, legends, customs, information, etc., from generation to generation, especially by word of mouth or by practice.
  2. Something that is handed down.
  3. A long established or inherited way of thinking.
  4. A continuing pattern of cultural beliefs or patterns.

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Gift Giving: It’s The Thought That Counts! (well…umm…maybe)

We’ve all heard it before, especially at this time of the year.  When it comes to gifts, it’s the thought that counts.  But is that true?

Maybe.

We’ve all gotten that gift at some point where we open it and think “What the…?”

It’s the thought that counts if there is indeed thought- a good intention- behind it and if we have the ability to recognize the thought.  It comes from both sides.  Are we honestly putting thought into our gift giving? Are we accepting gifts with the intention in mind? Continue reading

Random Acts of Kindness Start at Home

We are about to embark on the season of charity.

We are compelled to feed the hungry and help the needy.  Rightly so.  To those of us who have been blessed it is only right to pass it on.  There will be extraordinary acts of kindness and giving reported everywhere. We may even be a recipient of a free coffee  in the drive through line by someone who generously started a random act of kindness.

It is fabulous to witness it all when we live in a world where there is so much ugliness brought to life on a regular basis.

However, the holidays can be stressful for even the most die hard festive reveler.  Unfortunately most of us unleash the side effects of this stress on the ones we love the most. Continue reading