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Holiday Rituals

The Year-End Ritual: A Calling for All Your Desires

Dana O'Dell | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Dana O'Dell

Am I the only one sitting here with my jaw on the floor realizing that there's less than one month left until the end of the year? My full reflection ...

Why My Husband and I Won't Be Exchanging Gifts on Valentine's Day

Maureen Anderson | Posted 04.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

A friend who was getting divorced told me she wants a man who looks at her the way Darrell looks at me. And I'm supposed to want flowers on top of that?

Beyond Holiday Stress: Steps to Reclaim the Holiday Spirit

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert V. Taylor

Any combination of these five steps can become part of a conscious, mindful choice to lower the stress level of the holidays for you, your children and your extended family.

Really Coming Home For The Holidays: 3 Rituals To Help

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

This year, let's consider together what can improve our odds of celebrating more and being disappointed less. Let's get intentional in this year's holiday season to create what restores, regenerates, and uplifts.

Why Don't More Men Write Holiday Cards?

Kristen Houghton | Posted 02.19.2012 | Women
Kristen Houghton

Every year we get cards from friends and family. The handwriting is always the same because it is usually the women who do the "card thing." Why is that?

Dealing With Grief Through The Holidays

Judith Johnson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

While grief is an exquisitely private matter, in order to move on, most of us need someone to bear witness to our truth in grieving.

The Ritual Season

Paul Stoller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Stoller

Those who seek power have understood the political punch of myth and ritual. They have always manipulated these central components of social life to further their interests -- and none of this changes during the Holidays.

Celebrate Anyway

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tian Dayton

A friend of mine works at a successful New York City advertising firm. When her firm had to make some cuts to the budget, I was impressed at how they...