Give yourself space to let the light in (Day 12 of #24DaysofGiving)
Advent / Spiritual Practice

Give yourself space to let the light in (Day 12 of #24DaysofGiving)


The holidays can be a very hectic time – both joyous and stressful. Add to it colder temperatures and shorter daylight hours, which can darken moods and zap energy. During Advent, we wait in ever-deepening anticipation of what is to come, and what has been promised. We wait, preparing to move from darkness into a … Continue reading

Give yourself permission to say no (Day 11 of #24DaysofGiving)
Advent / Spiritual Practice

Give yourself permission to say no (Day 11 of #24DaysofGiving)


Advent is supposed to be a time for waiting and anticipation, for spiritual reflection and cultivating hope, peace, joy and love in our hearts. Yet, for most people, December is crammed with holiday events, shopping and other obligations that can be a drain on time, energy and peace of mind. If holiday jingles jangle your … Continue reading

Give a cup of coffee or tea (Day 5 of #24DaysofGiving)
Advent / Spiritual Practice

Give a cup of coffee or tea (Day 5 of #24DaysofGiving)


One of my fondest memories of childhood is sitting at the dining room table with my paternal grandparents, enjoying freshly brewed hot tea in the afternoon and noshing on snacks. It was their version of high tea that I’ve always treasured, nibbling on crackers and listening to the adults share stories. My mother’s family was … Continue reading