Thriving – Rather Than Just Surviving – the Winter Holidays


The holidays are a comin’ Actually, they are already here. Personally, I find that the holidays are a great time of year, but they can also be a stressful one as well. Yet, I do not want to just settle for muddling through and surviving the holidays. I actually want to enjoy them. Instead of feeling overwhelmed with stuff to do, I want to enjoy what I’m doing. Like everything in motherhood, perhaps thriving comes from simplification: eliminate the chaos and go back to the basics of the holiday season. The fun of making holiday gifts and sweet treats with…

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The Power of Gratitude


Thankful hearts are content to stay and savor the moment rather than become cluttered by worry and fear. Motivated and strengthened from where they have been, they focus on who they have become and do not getting lost in the future.