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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My Heart is So Thankful for YOU!

My Heart is So Thankful for YOU! This year’s Thanksgiving feels truly different and truly special all at the same time. We are being cautioned to isolate as an act of love toward those we care about. But as so many are struggling with a deadly virus and many lives are lost, let’s take a moment to…

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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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