Entries tagged with “Holidays”
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What Would Jesus Buy? is a 2007 documentary by producer Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) that examines how Christmas—the “season of giving”—has in fact become a …
Flaming turkeys, missing boxes, unplanned medical emergencies. It’s beginning to feel a lot like the holidays! Here are ways to stay calm and centered.
The holidays—or as I like to call them, the holy-days—are upon us: a special season marked by traditions and time with loved ones. This is an especially beautiful time of year for …
Winter is a season for restoring ourselves by slipping into the dark.
The good news is that everyone else feels awkward, too. Power through, connect, and congratulate yourself when you’re home. These icebreakers can help.
The holidays can extinguish the brightest light. Here's how to keep yours burning.
Inspiring and Unique Gifts.
“Do you grieve the holidays’ material sheen, this season’s increasing status as a time to exchange costly objects? Might we also, or instead, consider giving precious but unwrappable gifts-of-the-spirit to our loved ones or even strangers or ourselves?”
When the holidays remind us of those that have been lost.
Try these three recipes for better digestion.
Recipes for toner, serum, body scrub, and lip balm will help you give the gift of good skin this holiday season.
Spirituality is accessible even during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, if we make it a practice in our everyday lives.
Accepting, observing, and experiencing a different family culture as you would another country's may change your perspective.
Learn how to vanquish anxiety and actually enjoy the holidays with these tips.
Honor loved ones with mindful and ethical green gifts that won’t break the bank (or the landfill).
Turn a season of hustle and bustle into one of peace and intent.
And how to respond safely.
Here are a few tips for keeping calm and taking care during the holiday season.
Make it a healthy habit to forge new traditions of your own.
Don't let your holiday stress accumulate.
Anneli Rufus is a frequent contributor to Spirituality & Health. Her books Party of One: The Loners' Manifesto and the Nautilus Award-winning Stuck: Why We Can't (or Won't) Move On examined our lives as individuals in a crowded world. Rufus’ upcoming work, Unworthy: How to Stop Hating Yourself, will be released by Tarcher Penguin in the spring and continues this path, addressing self-esteem. It serves as the catalyst for this blog and asks: Why do we feel the way we do about ourselves? - See more posts here.
An expert in cognitive behavioral therapies targeting better sleep, Dr. Nicole Moshfegh, author of The Book of Sleep, provides six strategies to help you ward off sleeplessness during the holidays.
These practices will alter your relationship with time and shift your perspective towards gently open and fully present.
Stop feeling frazzled and find ways to slow down, find balance, and recharge.
These tools will help you keep your cool through the chaos of the holidays.
If you know there’ll be at least one toxic relative to face this holiday season, here's how to protect yourself and navigate your way forward as sanely and serenely as possible.
Fill your loved ones’ stockings with just the right gift to fuel their passion.
I know the holidays bring up a lot for some people.How about you? Are you depressed?(I feel like I am about to write copy for an anti-depressant commercial. Are you depressed?…
My mother's birthday was last week. Because she's left ths world, I couldn't send her a gift.This was a bittersweet relief.Opening gifts almost always made Mom cry—not with joy, bu…
On this episode, Susan Barocas, the founding director of the Jewish Food Experience, inspires us to celebrate Hannukah through spiritually symbolic Jewish cuisine. By showing …
Fight extra holiday pounds with this common spice.
We are entering one of the busiest spiritual seasons of the year, so we asked for some special “Roadside Assistance” from Rabbi Rami Shapiro:• What are holy days for?• How should w…
Getting together with family, especially during the holidays, can cause a lot of stress and anxiety—even if it’s all love. In this week’s The Soul of Therapy, psychologist Kevin Anderson, PhD, gives us the tools to cope.
If the holidays usually leave you feeling overly full and over-indulgent, start the season with a deeper intention.
The cracks where the light gets in may not be immediately apparent, but they are everywhere and it would seem to be our duty, both to ourselves and one another, to find them.
An audio meditation to help reset from your worst self to your best self.
Where would the world be without the great work of non-profits: from programs designed to bolster musical education and slow climate change to organizations protecting basic freedo…
How to use meditation to grow with loss.
If you drink alcohol, here are some fresh ideas for the season
Enjoy this bright and healthy tart for the holidays.
From keto-friendly natural wines to liquors spiked with herbs and botanicals, wellness spirits have made a big splash in the past year.
Get an energy boost with these Ayurvedic holiday treats.
A small way we can get out from feelings of overwhelm and helplessness is by using our dollars to support people, organizations, and values that are important to us.
This season, avoid the usual meltdowns and instead forge meaningful connections.
Here are some tips on how to enjoy a celebration that’s new to you.
If you are facing holidays this year with Those You Cannot Love, here are 4 helpful tactics.
Yuletide music, words and images are ... everywhere. Social media is all snowclad-landscape inspirational quotes and Santa-suited-stripper and cigar-smoking-snowman memes. Mainstr…
How to offer assistance to those in need.
A way to honor your mother with others who have lost their own. Sponsored Content from Celebrant Foundation & Institute.
What we did when Amazon Prime became our god
“If days were colors / I would name this one pink, / a pale pink like the rose quartz / pendant I wear,”
Some of the best memories during the holidays are sparked by the smells that fill the house from the oven. Take a look at these 10 mouthwatering recipes for healthier baked goods to get you into the holiday spirit.
Tired of the same old, same old? These two recipes provide the perfect new twist on holiday leftovers.
Rethink May Day by making it an occasion for civic engagement.
Ideas from a celebrant for commemorating two holidays: Native American Day and Grandparents Day
Passover came and went this year and I not only observed the holiday but barely noticed its existence.Saying this feels cold, considering how many friends and relatives of mine are…
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What's really in your chocolate?
Many Americans struggling with health, financial, and emotional problems find it challenging to feel grateful this Thanksgiving. Learn how to develop an attitude of gratitude.
“Autumn scoffs: Bear up, babes. Last call. This is your final warning before darkness falls at five.”
Q: I’m sick of giving Christmas gifts. I give a lot in my life—and I’m on a strict budget—but my kids still expect me to shell out for them. I don’t want to spoil Christmas. But I …
Learning to choose loving rituals that work in your family, that are meaningful, relaxed, realistic and reasonable, is as important and as individual as each of us.
The holy-days are a special time for children (and adults), in part because of the promise of toys, but also in part because of the rituals we participate in at this time of year—s…
The holidays can be rife with conflict, division and struggle. Here are some ideas that can help.
Let your holiday giving bring more light into the world with these gems.
Choose from these S&H finds, and let your gift be one that ripples goodness out into the far reaches of our world.
On this episode of Conscious Living®, Susan Barocas, founder of The Jewish Food Experience is helping us cook up an easy and tasty vegan, gluten free recipe for the Jewis…
Here are some strategies for picking gifts that not only are relatively trigger-free, but also possess healing powers which might outlast the gifts themselves.
How might you create holidays around the ones that mean the most?
The end of December: a season of long, dark nights, cold weather, and a bunch of holidays that try to make us feel better but often end up making us actually feel worse. Then New Y…