Christmas Eve

Please be safe if you’re traveling.  Be careful about weather conditions, make sure you’re paying attention to the road instead of what you need to do or forgot to do, and that the children are only suitably bored and restless because if given enough reason they could plot something that might make traveling less-safe for all.… Details

Going Through The Motions

Christmas is almost here.  Yay!!!! Let the shopping panic mania begin.  LOL…ahem….*cough*  I mean.  Yay!!! Christmas. We humans are creatures of habit and we are social.  This means that we will tend to do what we have always done and what everyone else is doing or what other people that we value tell us we should do. … Details

Finding Your Light

People will do a lot of crazy things in order to not confront what they fear.  They will cart around elephants, plant them in the middle of the room, then steadfastly ignore them.  Heaven help us if multiple people bring elephants because they become exponentially difficult for everyone else to ignore when they begin rough housing with each other and things get broken.… Details

Your Light

It’s common to see the Holidays as the big 3:  Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas.  There are, of course, others in and around that time including Hanukkah and Kwanza and New Years which keeps us all on our toes and reminds us that the holidays are about more than merchandising. … Details

Set The Bar Low

Sometimes we make things waaaaaayyy too hard when they don’t need to be.  We set expectations for ourselves that are out of proportion or get all perfectionist when life is anything but.  So then we have to work twice as hard to get over our fear our anxiety just to do the thing or achieve the goal if we even try at all. … Details

Symbol Factory

Christmas is an amazing time for symbols.  It’s a symbol factory!  Better than dream time because the symbols aren’t something running around in our head at night, but things which everyone can see and interact with.  I’ve thought about creating a called “Claim that Christmas Symbol” but it seems that people are already playing it without there being any formal rules. … Details

What Christmas to Have

Part of the joy of the Christmas season is deciding what type of Christmas to have.  Are we staying home this year, going to visit relatives we haven’t seen for a while, going to your mom’s or mine or both?  Some people make a circuit because there are multiple family gatherings on both sides and so the entire day is a trip around the world to make sure that everyone is connected and no one feels slighted or left out.… Details