Posts Tagged "holidays"

hand presenting a gift with a tag saying presence

For many of us, the holidays can be a stressful time. The buying of gifts, cooking of meals, family feuds, longings for a loved one recently lost are some of the conditions that can turn an ordinarily happy time into a stressful one and trigger illnesses such as depression. But what if we could live intentionally and fully present each day, including the holidays, so that our joys don’t turn into stressors? Yes, it is possible, when we practice “the gift of presence.” The gift of presence is living in the present moment—fully engage with life without replaying the p…

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Holiday Giving

By Cheryl Proska
December 22nd, 2017 For Members No Comments

Mother Teresa once said, “It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.”

The holiday season means spending time with family and friends, giving and receiving gifts and sitting down to break bread with the most important people in our lives. It’s also the time of year to focus on gratitude and giving back to others, especially those less fortunate.

Whether it’s volunteering time, performing random acts of kindness, making monetary donations or just extending kind words to others, giving can take on many forms. Here are a few ways of giving …

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