5 Tips to Stay Calm during the Holidays

November and December, for many, are trigger months. Having to be with family for Thanksgiving and the Christmas holidays can bring up old hurts, reopen wounds, and sometimes confirm how we don’t belong where we took root. The need for self-care takes on fresh significance in the season of shopping and planning and baking. If…

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Bless 2018 before you Bring in 2019!

Thank you for being such a valued member of my community. I’m so very grateful for you. You have allowed me space in your inbox, a privilege I don’t take lightly. I hope I have served my intention of showing you ways to let go of the stresses in your life, make peace with your…

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It’s Not Happy Holidays For All

not happy holidays for grieving

It’s that time of year when everyone is writing about the holidays and grief. Or rather the grief that holidays bring on, remind us of. Most of those articles and blog posts contain similar themes, great advice, and useful tips. Do I have anything new to add? Perhaps not. Except to remind you that your…

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No Heart for the Holidays

no heart for holidays

Diwali, the festival of lights, is to India what Christmas is to the West. The first Diwali after my mother passed away in January of 2009 was the hardest. It was her favorite festival. In the countdown to it, she’d get really busy drawing up lists of sweets to order, firecrackers and clothes to buy…

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