BREAKING A LIMITING BELIEF ABOUT TIME: CHRISTMAS EDITION

Unlike a lot of people I know, I absolutely love coming home to my parents for Christmas. I am grateful for someone taking care of me for once, grateful for the luxury of freshly baked things daily, and a Christmas-move-addicted family. I am grateful for the long walks with the puppy, and the yearly puzzle…

FESTIVE FEAR OR MISSING OUT

FOMO. Fear of missing out. This feeling we all relate to in some ways, or many, is taken to a new level during Christmas time. We want to be everywhere and do everything that others are doing, and when we actually manage to show up, we feel that other people are having better conversations, and…

CONSEQUENCES OF A GIFT-FREE CHRISTMAS

Having a minimalist approach to Christmas and gift-giving has practically saved my relationship with the season. I, who always felt slightly queasy during the unwrapping moments. I, who could barely think about Christmas without also feeling the guilt, remembering crushing memories of unneeded gifts. I, who am still not the greatest fan of receiving –…

HOW GRATITUDE CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE

Having grown up in a Christian home, gratitude has been a daily, collective, practice for me and my family. However, it wasn’t until a couple of years ago that I took my practice away from the dinner table. I committed to a year of listing a minimum of five new things every day as a…