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The Calm Before the Christmas Storm: 5 Tips to Stay Mindful & Calm Through the Holidays

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The Calm Before the Christmas Storm: 5 Tips to Stay Mindful & Calm Through the Holidays

Okay...Okay... So, Christmas doesn't exactly have to be a storm, but for most of us it is!  It's a busy storm that keeps us out and about spending time, money, and energy in places out of routine, and away from our everyday lives.  The holiday season includes fun, misery, memories, a lot of stress, and did I mention more memories?! So, here are my 5 tips to get you through the next couple of days. Tip 1: Exercise, Exercise, Exercise You don't have to go out and log half marathon miles or put in 2 hours at the gym.  But,...

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Christmas Shopping for our Kids

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Christmas Shopping for our Kids

I read an excerpt last year that I thought was worth sharing this year. It was in regards to Christmas shopping for kids.  First and foremost, I think its important to share with our children the importance of the true meaning of Christmas and why we celebrate.  Our secular celebrating is what sometimes gets out of hand.  I'm the first to admit it is so hard to have self control when shopping for my kids, especially for Christmas.  But, sitting back the last four years that I've shopped as a parent has helped put some things into perspective. First of...

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