As a relationship coach, over the years I've found some effective ways to stay more connected and enjoy time with family and friends during the holiday season. Here I'd like to share my top five with you:
While I had hoped for more happy inquisitive reaction, I mostly got a full dose of, "But you had it all, Gayle!" "Are you crazy?" and "How will you survive?" My favorite was, "But you were so successful!" Yes, I was, but I was now on my way to being even more successful.
Family gatherings over the holidays usually involve heightened emotions of all kinds. Such events might begin with an atmosphere of joy, connection, love and caring but they don't always end on the same note.
Meditation takes us underneath the stream of me. Below our strong ego is an even stronger presence. Meditation discovered by seekers in all the great traditions brings us to the heart of the mind. And this heart is a universal place of refuge.
It can be challenging to create rich and meaningful family conversations about gratitude. Last Thanksgiving season, I took a different approach by coming up with gratitude questions to help enliven our sharing.
If you have one hour of air and many hours to go, you must breathe slowly. If you have one arm's length and many things to care for, you must give freely. If you have one chance to know God and many doubts, you must set your heart on fire.
I don't know about you, but whenever I think of de-cluttering my home, it seems really overwhelming. However, these tips have helped me to break it down and do it stress-free.
By structuring your work day so that you are clocking in and out, you are opening yourself up to a more productive lifestyle and, ultimately, more free time to spend the way you wish.
I know it's not even Thanksgiving yet, but the holiday season has begun, and just as you have to prepare in advance for a big meal, it's goo...
When I did manage to finally light the match, it was because of a simple realization: Eventually everything must come to an end. It wasn't easy to admit that something I put a lot of myself into was over, but at least I could stop spending time and energy trying to resuscitate it.
Here are some practical ways to stay focused despite the blizzard of distractions.
If you deny or externalize envy, you're actually losing out. Envy is in fact one of those fiery hot emotions that, with a little work, you can use.
What if, this year, you proactively set your intentions in order to avoid these mistakes before the holidays begin? Here are six tips to setting intentions, designed to help make the holidays happy, fulfilling, and light.
In order to survive the expansion and exponential growth of the age we live in, we can and must adopt new strategies to help us change ourselves, our habits, our working conditions and ultimately the stressed-out world that causes us to be this way.
When you're taking responsibility for your response to stress, you have the power to change it.
We are always approaching integrity, never arriving at it. In working toward a thoroughness of character, we dream of arriving at a state of completeness where who we are and what we do are forever one. We dream of living the rest of our lives this wholly.
But what if we were to work harder at being truly happy? What if we defined our true happiness as our ultimate success? Well, all of a sudden, working hard isn't so hard anymore. In fact, it's quite enjoyable!