Our communal expectations, created by society and pounded into our psyches by seasonal advertising, are that when we celebrate our holidays -- Chanukah, Thanksgiving, Christmas (for non-Jews) and even secular New Year's -- we should have a perfect holiday.
Whether you are home for the holidays, traveling or will be alone, you can still have a joyous time celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year with style and grace. Here are a few tips to make the most of the holiday season.
We all need to stop focusing so much on capturing the moment and just enjoy it instead. Be present. Live in it.
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Happy New Year takes a bold look at the ugly issue of veteran suicide that is affecting so many of our warriors today. When we began this project, the statistic for veteran suicides was 18 per day. As of February of this year, the number has risen to 22 per day. We can no longer ignore it.
No matter what job we get or relationship we embark upon, the practice of doing the same thing every day is a form of monotony we're not easily accustomed to, and the thought of it continuing on forever creates terror in our liberated souls.
Each year, we write lists, we make promises and we swear we are going to do our best to try all the things we said we were going to try last year. After one week (or in my case, one day), most of my resolutions are broken and the excuse-making begins. I'm putting an end to this cycle.
When you love intensely you also leave yourself open to great pain. Now all my son can feel is the hurt. One day he will feel love again. I promise.
So on a day like the first day of the New Year, when you experience the thrill of renewal, realize that it is not merely a personal experience you are having. The universe is trying to evolve through you.
There are many other rules, but these are some of the most important. Try them and you will be surprised by joy.
Many times one's success in fulfilling his or her New Year's resolution(s) depends on the nature of the resolution and the determination of the person making the resolution.
If you trust completely in God and do your best to follow His directions and be active, you will be healthy and fine. Having a life in trust to God and enjoying the graces of energy, clarity, simplicity and power is what I call a Satisfied Life.
Many people are leaving churches and turning their backs on Christianity. Why? Because people who speak on behalf of Jesus the Christ are dismissing the most important part of Christ's message: love.
I spent both Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve at 37,000 feet, wondering if I could catch a glimpse of a man with reindeer on a sled on the 24th or celebrate the stroke of midnight several times as we traversed the east to west time zones as 2012 came to a close.
52 weeks, 52 new foods. How one family achieved the most frequently broken New Year's resolution: to eat healthy.