12 Tips for De-Stressing Christmas

Here are 12 tips for de-stressing Christmas collected from friends, family, and myself who feel like this little Santa holding a “Help Wanted” signHere are 12 tips for de-stressing Christmas collected from friends, family, and myself who feel like this little Santa holding a “Help Wanted” sign. They’re not in any particular order but just …

A Recipe for Creativity

The rumbling inside bubbles; a brook of new beginnings beckons. Creativity’s call to contemplate and create. Newness surges, rushes over obstacles I’ve allowed to stymie me, to close my art room door, when I’m on the wrong side. So I wrestle with all of my realities, I’m too busy…need to go to the gym…fix up the house …

The Magic of Christmas

The magic of Christmas is in the air, crisp pitter patter across crunchy snow captured in tiny white lights, sparkling messengers of hope peeking out of garlands and over tree branches. I sit and sigh, knowing, once again, why I adore this holiday so. Mysteriously, Christmas stirs the part of my soul that always stays …

A Women’s Christmas Coffee: Pamper One Another

Yesterday, the women in my family gathered at my house for a Christmas coffee. My daughter, Elya, came up with the idea: “We should have a special time when we can enjoy each other’s company, give gifts, and eat delectable treats. After all,” she insisted, “it’s the women in the family who take the time …

Homespun Holiday: The Heart Longs for what the Heart Longs for

I’m wordless this morning. Nothing presses on my heart. I just feel contentment—pure and unadulterated contentment. There’s something to be said about serenity; the kind that graces you unexpectedly, like a cool breeze that tingles your neck on a muggy day. Our home sparkles with Christmas lights, and I sigh, “I’m done.” A hand-stitched patch …

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