While Christmas might seem far off, the store shelves are already bulging. Sometimes our children and grandchildren are far away, travel is not possible, and we find ourselves left to our own devices. Time for creativity! With a bit of planning, your holiday season can be wonderful!
This was how I learned womanhood, in step behind my sister, my mother, and her mothers. This was how I learned confidence, slowly but surely. This was where I fit seamlessly in a circle, a tradition passed down from generations past.
Many of us put our happiness and dreams on hold for another day, when the truth is life is happening right now. If you want to make positive changes, today is the day. Want to know where to begin? Here are 30 things to start doing for yourself.
Unfortunately, we all know that when school budgets tighten, the arts are the first to go. But when we celebrate, we also bring attention to the decision makers who decide what gets cut. Let's get informed, let's get out there, and let's get some attention.
New bride Colleen can be seen heading to the dance floor, where she is joined by her eight bridesmaids. While Colleen's new husband and everyone else at the wedding looked on in complete surprise, these lovely ladies took them on a trip through the decades.
So now, instead of futile reluctance to acknowledge that life is racing by or being regretful of the many, many days spent doing routine things I don't remember because they're mundane and not spiritually exalting, I plan things that will lift me up emotionally.
It is, perhaps, a gift that, in all our fearful, wonderful humanness, we don't get to choose from a menu of selves. Instead, we get a lifetime to explore and discover the beauty of the bodies we were given and learn how to celebrate them.
Why people embark on a journey to show up at an Indian wedding is more than a social obligation -- to engage, to enjoy, to contribute, to participate and above all feel good about themselves and for the people around them.
Today's the day you've been waiting for. You've purchased your traditional Bavarian wear, you've mentally prepared to marathon drink, and you've charged the battery on your beloved camera. You are ready to take on Oktoberfest.
In due time, we're sure to find that our compassion, love, and attentiveness to those crises and responsibilities were the most powerful actions that brought us out of those storms for our greatest celebration that empowers us for the rest of our lives!
With lyrics in Khmer and English and a focus on Killing Fields era legacies, Khmer American rapper praCh Ly's first album, Dalama, was not only credited with introducing hip-hop to Cambodia--it introduced this history to a new generation largely unaware of its genocidal past.
Despite the celebration of life, there is still a family in mourning, missing a wonderful man, husband and father who impacted others in a positive way, as so many shared that day. I know their church community as well as friends and colleagues will rally around them.
The more I work with people, the more I appreciate how different we all are. No two couples are the same. So each ceremony can be tailored to the unique love you share, your individuality and how you express your love.
While I could go on and on about the positive impact having a regular skipping practice has had on my life, the bottom line is that it is the most fun and uplifting way I've ever found to be fully present in the moment. It integrates body, mind, and spirit in numerous ways: