Mindfulness During the Holidays

December 21, 2019

Quote of the Week

"He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree." Roy L. Smith

5 Ways To Practice Mindfulness As A Family This Holiday Season

"It seems like the countdown to the holidays to Christmas begins earlier every year. And it’s hard not to be overwhelmed by the planning and preparation involved in creating a perfect holiday experience for your kids.

For most families, this holiday stress can overshadow the very purpose of the holiday season. It’s a time to express love to our family, neighbors and friends, spread good cheer near and far and give back to those who are less fortunate. It’s a time to reflect on all that makes your life fulfilling.

One way to do this is to practice being mindful." - [read more]

Reading Corner

Title: Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree
By: Robert Barry
Ages: 3-7

"Christmas is here and Mr. Willowby's tree has arrived. There's just one big problem: The tree is too tall for his parlor. He cuts off the top so it will fit, and soon the top of that tree is passed along again and again to bring holiday cheer to all the animals in the forest.

Kids will love watching the tree move from home to home, and families will appreciate the subtle message of conservation and recycling, as the tree top spreads joy to so many of the forest dwellers.

This heartwarming story is the perfect way to start your yuletide season, and a warm addition to your family’s festive holiday traditions." - Publishers

Be the Change

This Christmas practice being mindful in many little ways as you celebrate the holiday season. After the gifts are unwrapped and the feast has finished, the holidays often leave us with a lot of trash — here are a few ideas to make sure it all ends up in the right place!