Ways to Stay Balanced During the Holiday Season

Ways to Stay Balanced During the Holiday Season

Trees, decorating, Christmas cards, parties, school programs, family gatherings and traditions, wrapping, baking, shopping and MORE shopping. It’s exhausting to even think about all the ‘to do’s’ during the holidays. Because of this, it’s hard to...
Say I Love You Through Gift Giving

Say I Love You Through Gift Giving

It’s Christmas time again and finding the perfect gift is on everyone’s mind. This year, try gift giving that says I love you to your friends and family by matching it with their love language. Ever heard of the 5 love languages by Gary Chapman? This book...
Refocus on an Attitude of Gratitude

Refocus on an Attitude of Gratitude

Gratitude. There are days I lose sight of it more than others. When life is crazy busy, I find myself saying, “I wish I had…” so much more than I say, “I’m so glad I have…”. I don’t always have an attitude of gratitude....
Ways Gratitude Benefits Your Life

Ways Gratitude Benefits Your Life

My family has a Thanksgiving journal that we write in every Thanksgiving season. For almost a decade, we’ve listed the things each member of our family is thankful for that year. It’s a fun way to focus on the positives in our lives and reflect on the joys...
Don’t Forget Thankfulness

Don’t Forget Thankfulness

As we enter into Thanksgiving month, I think about all the “traditions” people have to count their blessings and claim a mindset of thankfulness for the month. Doing this is a great practice that helps fight discontentment, depression, and gives you new...
Emotional Boundaries For the Holidays

Emotional Boundaries For the Holidays

Clients tell me all the time, “I hate the holidays”. There are many stressors as people are attending family gatherings and trying to meet everyone’s expectations for the season. One way to decrease holiday stress is to set firm emotional boundaries. Being with family...