Monthly Archives: December 2018

What Are Your Resolutions?

  Are You In the Habit of Making New Year’s Resolutions?   The end of the year lends itself to celebration and indulgences.  It’s only later, as New Year’s looms, that we turn our thoughts inward, hoping for the absolution of resolutions to clear away our excesses…

Why Does Hope Matter?

  What is Hope?     Over the holidays, the concept of hope spans many situations: children are hoping for presents or snow, parents are hoping to pay all the bills that come later, and religious communities talk about the virtues of this simple word.  But what does it actually mean…

What Can I Do to Replenish My Energy?

  Why Do We Feel So Run Down This Time of Year?   With the holiday season in full swing, our days are filled with delicious foods and entertainments galore.  Yet we can be easily overwhelmed with expanding shopping lists and packed calendars.  It’s no wonder so many of…

Why Do Gifts Matter?

  To Give Or Not To Give…That’s the Question.   In this era of rampant consumerism, where more is always better, have you ever paused to re-consider your stance on holiday gift-giving? Current trends like minimalism encourage giving experiences, or even opting out of the process…

How Do You Choose Your Holiday Traditions?

  How Do Traditions Evolve?   Growing up as kids, we all had holiday traditions that went without question.  They were simply the way things had always been done.  One of my cherished activities centered around opening up the daily boxes on an Advent calendar—a tradition I continue with…