You would think that making an impact in people’s lives alongside celebrity naturopath Dr. Pina would’ve been the highlight of my night, and yet, here’s what really did it for me…
During the holiday rush it is important to bring in some balance.
If you’re on a line, in traffic or any hectic moment, imagine a tree. A big redwood tree. Step inside of it. Stay there as long as you need to. (no need to close your eyes, deep breaths or anything else – unless you prefer to of course!)
Find a moment in your day, when you can simply be still for even a few minutes. You will notice that if you can meditate more than once a week, your holiday will somehow seem longer, and longer. You will be putting the brakes on during the holiday rush.
3. Easy Christmas Lists
Make your list of people you will buy gifts for and save it on word. This way you have it handy every year. You can also include what you are buying for them, in case they really enjoyed it and you can purchase the same gift or a variation of it (like a spa gift certificate to their favorite spot).
4. Warm Family Time
Dedicate at least 15 minutes a day connecting with your family. Even through a phone call on your way home from the mall or work. Say a holiday story over the phone if you won’t make it home before bedtime. Anything works and goes a long way!
During this time of year, we can all sense some degree of inner calling, whispering to us to slow down during the holidays; to connect with ourselves, with our families and with each other. With each holiday, it seems harder and harder to answer this call. Read more “A Simple Guide to Your Holiday Season”
“In normal life we hardly realize how much more we receive than we give, and life cannot be rich without such gratitude. It is so easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements compared with what we owe to the help of others.”
― Dietrich Bonhoeffer
The days are growing colder… and as I look around, my senses remind me to cozy up for the holidays. In the U.S., it is the time of year to celebrate the holiday season, starting with Thanksgiving. I have to admit that although this time evoked warm memories of family dinners, and special moments with loved ones…as an adult, it also brought up conflicting emotions. I never really felt a deep connection to Thanksgiving until I became a parent. Read more “Gratitude, Love and Thanksgiving”
Dearest Readers, Friends and Family,
Two nights ago, I came home and noticed 2 packages waiting at my door. My heart was beating so hard that I could feel it. While my husband was videotaping, the kids and I opened the packages and for the very first time…I held the first print of my book. It was the first printed hard cover and the first soft cover. I am not sure I can describe what this felt like for all of us, but I can share that I continued to hold it in my hands for the rest of the night! Read more “New Book Release: Love Centered Parenting”