When Scrooge casts off his mean and greedy persona, he embraces giving and turns his constrained life into a celebration.
There are three ways you can make this year the year it all goes differently. The year you have a genuine smile on your face as you walk through that door, pick up the phone or open Skype. This is the year the holidays and home aren't a struggle, but a welcome experience.
The solstice reminds us of our connection to the dance of the planets and seasons. It is a time for family and gathering to to celebrate and give thanks.
The stockings are hung from the chimney with care, but have you prepped for your guests who will soon be there? Entertaining company can be full of the unexpected.
When you have a to-do list that could rival Santa's, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by the holiday season. That's why you need yoga more than ever right now.
Before Georgia, I lived in a world that revolved around me. All day, every day. That orbit changed the day Georgia arrived. This living, breathing, wagging ball of fur is letting me learn how to be a better giver and to feel all the feels that that can bring.
It is not for us to find the points of difference in individual meditation practices but to create a bridge over the perceived divides. Whether meditation is used by the individual, within groups, for spiritual or professional growth, it is a positive life force that transcends cultural and spiritual traditions.
A glittering metropolis like Manhattan has many, many confectionary delights at Christmastime but one of the best is Jane Siberry's Holiday Hoes and Hosers show this week at Broadway's Iridium Jazz Club.
Someone knee-deep in grief needs space and time to make sense of his or her feelings. There's no room for deadlines or expectations, particularly at the holidays, and on special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries.
This can be a very heavy time of year. We put on heavy clothing to go out into heavy snow. We drive through heavy traffic to carry our heavy boxes of ...
Don't confuse the quality of your life with what merchants are pushing to make you believe you lack.
Each neighborhood on the list is full of "holiday homes" that go all out with inflatable characters, plastic reindeer and thousands of lights, spreading holiday cheer far and wide.
At her English-inspired country house, Alice Ryan decorates for a family-focused holiday without the fuss.
Be kind to yourself. If we let go of expectations and encourage our loved ones to do the same, it makes room to enjoy the small moments of emotional and spiritual gifts that the holidays offer us if we are quiet enough and willing to receive them.
I refused. But she would not take no for an answer. She said they were only a couple of dollars and that I needed them more than she did. To really convince me, she said, "I have plenty of pairs, really -- please."
This is my absolute favorite season of the year! Every single part of New York is alive with the sights and sounds of the season.