Advent / Spiritual Practice

Give a thumbs up (Day 22 of #24DaysofGiving)


  Do you know someone who is doing a great job? A friend, co-worker, teacher, or other community helper who has gone above and beyond? Maybe someone who has prevailed despite difficult circumstances? Or during this busy holiday season, someone in the service industry – a salesperson or restaurant server – who has gone the extra mile … 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