Believe it or not, Thanksgiving is a time that can actually help you heal from divorce, and here are five reasons why.
For years, I have proposed that Reiki is the energy of gratitude. Gratitude most nearly approximates the pure positive vibration of the Reiki energy and its required state of mind, which has also been described as a love energy. This is the message of my book Reiki Psychology.
It’s that time again—the beginning of the holiday season. I actually had another topic I was going to address this week in my blog but I succumbed to the pressure I felt (from whom or what, I’m not sure) to write about Thanksgiving. I guess it makes sense to do so as family gatherings provoke a lot of things for many people. For some, the annual get-togethers are something to look forward to—a means to connect and spend time with family. But for many, Thanksgiving marks the beginning of a holiday season riddled with anxiety, trepidation, obligation, and conflict.
If you have suffered a tragedy this year—a loss of employment, loss of your home, a divorce or even a death—you may not feel as if there is much to celebrate or to give thanks for this holiday season. However, I respectfully disagree! This is exactly the time to give thanks.
When you're a glamorous personality with your life on display (on display), there's plenty of negativity that comes with the job. But there are also some pretty great things that go along with being a 'Real Housewife.' Here are ten things that I bet they give thanks for each and every day.
Family problems can be difficult to manage at any time, but during the holidays, the stress that surrounds them seems to be worse. All around us, we're bombarded by images of happy families and there seems to be a societal pressure for everyone to live up to these images. Sometimes though, that's just not possible to do.
Thanksgiving's a reminder of our many blessings, and the people around the table are even more important than the turkey and fixings served on it. Give your Turkey Day some extra gratitude with this playlist of appreciative popular songs you can dedicate to your friends, family, or special someone.
Planning on venturing out with your partner on Black Friday to make a dent in your holiday shopping? Congratulations: you're braver than me. Shopping with your significant other can be a difficult task even in the best of times; holiday shopping under pressure — with frantic shoppers shoving you aside to nab the last $2 countertop appliance — can be a recipe for a relationship disaster. Have you seen Walmart at midnight on Black Friday? It's enough to drive even the most loving, centered couple to the brink of bitter, nasty bickering.
Why are in-law relationships so difficult? While some would suggest it's pure jealousy, I think it's more complex. Here are four steps useful for handling tense "in-law" situations this holiday season.
Ahhh ... November. Are you eating pumpkin pie and feeling like a turkey because you're single? Well, there are a hundred ways to cook, stuff, bake, slow roast, dry rub, fry, and barbecue a turkey — and your dating life — over the holidays. Don't over stuff yourself with two helpings of buttery sweet potatoes, green beans cooked with bacon, chocolate cake, cookies, seven layer salad, and mashed potatoes just because you're single.
With Thanksgiving weekend around the corner, it can seem as though there won’t be enough time to get everything ready. Shopping lists, invitations, travel plans, details, searching for last year’s décor - it’s enough to forget what the holiday was designed for, which is thankfulness and gratitude for all we have! It might be a stretch to be thankful for the pre-holiday panic, but putting the to-do list to the side for a moment will do wonders to take the stress out of your week, not only this week but all through the holiday season.
Oh, the holidays. So much of scrumptious food, armloads of gifts — and people who've been waiting all year to descend on you with uncomfortable questions about your (and by that I mean your love life). It’s bad enough that your parents ask you intrusive questions year-round, but during the holidays, aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents join in on the fun, too; even certain neighbors seem to have free reign. The polite thing would be to prepare a few "beauty pageant" answers — answers that aren't genuine but rather what they want to hear. Like when your grandmother asks, “When are you going to get married?” you'd say, "Well, I want to make sure when I get married that I pick the right person so I can have an idyllic relationship like you and grandpa." (Sigh.)