Listen and the Dead Will Speak
My Dad Al Wekelo made this videos series, take a look for inspiration. Our shared humanity gives us Life and gives Death. What we choose to do with it is our Free Will. How we celebrate it is our Creativity. The Video Series "Listen and the Dead will Speak ..Open your Heart and the Doors Open to the Other Side " gives us another perspective on how not only to celebrate life but to embrace Death as a natural course of our Evolution...and many thanks to my special guest Medium J.Marie...her inspiring dialogue will uplift your spirit.
Gratitude helps keep life in perspective - we can always find the good if we choose to look for it. In 2019, I challenge you to find something to be thankful for each and every day. Check out our annual tradition of a gratitude box and this year's addition of a happy box to see how we stay grateful.
Self-Care for the Holidays
Our culture thrives on being busy, applauding those who are the busiest and don’t slow down for anything or anyone -- especially themselves. It has taken years for me to learn to allow myself to take time to care for and love myself. I want my kids, friends, family, colleagues to know a different way, and to feel fully supported in their needs to maintain daily balance. For instance, to regroup after a long day at school, my son needs time outside, while my daughter needs to draw or read. I encourage them both to take the time they each need for those activities each day.
The most effective way to teach is to lead by example. Below are self-care and self-love tips for you, your family members, and friends to implement during this holiday season and into the New Year.
The saying “It is better to give than to receive” is a universal truth. But we often forget that we can give back to ourselves, too. Around the holiday season, our schedules are busy with events and buying presents for others. Many times, we drain our own energy by feeling obligated to go to the parties and match gifts we receive. However, that’s not the true meaning of the season; this time of year, is all about giving back and spending time with our loved ones. Imagine being fully relaxed and in the moment of smelling our favorite cookies baking in the oven, listening to laughter and music and allowing time to fully settle into the sights, smells and sounds of this beautiful time of year.
Giving and receiving are two parts of the same cycle. This season let’s take time to evaluate how we give to others, ourselves and our community. Let’s vow to give ourselves gifts this year and move into next year with a sense of renewal and intentions for the best year ever.
Here’s some things you can do to give back to others and yourself this holiday season:
Take the advice of Leonardo da Vinci: “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Suggest that family and friends substitute hand written letters to each other instead of giving presents. This is a gift where we can take the opportunity to share our gratitude for those that mean the most.
Take time to truly connect at gatherings by spearheading a way to share success and gratitude stories as a group. Ask everyone to write down an accomplishment and area of appreciation on a piece of paper and put in a basket. Have each person pick one and read someone’s experience. Focusing on all the good will only bring more.
Give gifts to a child in need or donate to a local organization such as Toys for Tots or Cornerstones. Enlist friends and family to volunteer as a group in place of having a holiday party. Giving back together can create strong and lasting bonds.
“Those who value their own wellbeing equally with the rest of the world can be trusted with the world. Those who love their life as if it were the whole world will be trusted with all things under heaven.”
Originally published: https://www.poshseven.com/giving-receiving.html
Pricey Gifting or Priceless Giving
Imagine giving a gift that is priceless, stress reducing and joy enhancing all tied up in one neat bow of gratitude! As we enter the holiday season, remember there are many ways to give back to those you want to celebrate with a non-monetary gift.
Priceless Giving Ideas:
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