I love Christmas. I love the lights and the decorations, the music and the special holiday events, the baking and the wrapping, the excitement and the anticipation. And most of all, I love the feeling of hope and goodwill that permeates the very air around us, the heightened expression of love and kindness to each other and the renewed commitment to have more compassion in our hearts.
But my relationship to Christmas is conflicted. As much as I love it, it also makes me sad.
Do you have mixed feelings when you think of the holidays this year?
Unfortunately, the holidays can be such a stressful time for moms! Yet so much of what causes us stress, isn’t what makes the holidays special anyway. That’s why I am sharing five tips to making this holiday your best one ever despite what may be going on in our world right now.
Are you done with 2020 and it’s never-ending challenges? Want to learn how to find smoother sailing for your family,…
We must learn to do things differently due to COVID-19, which means adapting to our new environment. I know that I can find change extremely overwhelming, in particular if I am already feeling anxious, stressed and at my limit.
In the midst of a pandemic, it might seem like a stretch to imagine that we are being turned into glittering diamonds, but hear me out. Think of how a diamond is formed. Regular carbon converts into the beautiful dazzling stone we all know, after the application of tremendous heat and pressure.
How you feel as a mama has a huge impact on your child. I know you want the best for them – and one of the best ways you can love them is to stop trying to be the perfect mom. Put on your own oxygen mask first and care for yourself well.