Tag Archives: Christmas

Christmas in July

My boys are young, but I’ve already started incorporating the Santa’s Sacks tradition into our Christmas. Each year our children pick our toys they own but don’t play with anymore to give to other children as extra presents when Santa … Continue reading

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The Gift of Encouragement

Encouragement may be the greatest gift we give this Christmas.

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Managing the holiday rollercoaster … Emotional honesty

 Ask yourself, “What am I feeling?” You may know you feel “bad,” but are you specifically feeling sad to not see your grandmother — or your grandchildren? Anxious about being alone for the holidays? Guilty that you’re not at all upset that … Continue reading

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Managing the holiday rollercoaster …Holiday Meals

Set aside assumptions about what the holidays and holiday meals “have to” look like. Always felt that stuffing AND sweet potatoes AND mashed potatoes AND dinner rolls was a bit much? Now’s your chance to scale back, especially if you … Continue reading

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Managing the holiday rollercoaster … Self Care

Accept that the holidays will be different. Acceptance doesn’t mean you like the situation or that you don’t wish you could change it. Rather, it means accepting that the situation at hand is what’s real, and that denying it or fighting … Continue reading

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