Today, 24 December, is Christmas Eve, for all who celebrate Christmas in one way or another, religious or secular. For all who keep the Christian liturgical calendar, today is the last day of Advent, the purple season of preparation that precedes the Christmas season. (Reminder: There are 12 days of Christmas, and that 12-day season … Continue reading And on the 24th day we prepare for change.
This is easy. And short. So easy and short that you'll be glad you opened/read/followed along. Let's get to it: That's actually it. All of it. Close your eyes; count to 10 (aloud or in your head); open your eyes; fix your gaze on something that doesn't move, and take three deep breaths. Do it … Continue reading 23 and you.
I don't know about you, but I'm feeling... ...like I'm still sometimes treading that thin line between brave and stupid. Know what I mean? Only now I get to tread that line with my kids, who are treading that line because they're kids. And, for parents, every time a kiddo treads a line, including the … Continue reading Feeling 22….
Seriously. Stand up, and reach for the sky. Stretch. Do it. Because I know you didn't really print/post the stretching instruction from earlier in the month, even though you know stretching is really, really good for every fiber of your being. And this one good stretch might offer your one good minute of calm today, … Continue reading Reeaacchh for the sky.
Are you back in your office, or at school? Are you going to parties and holiday gatherings, just like in the before times? What will you find at all of those places, once you start venturing out? People. Maybe they're the same people you saw, off and on, for the past 22 months. But maybe … Continue reading December sanity: day 6
Hello, late night readers. This post is a teaser for tomorrow morning. Tomorrow morning is December 4th. I'm including that detail for a reason, and I'll explain it in a bit. First, here's a preview of what's coming tomorrow: Backstory: I know you remember those chocolate-filled Advent calendars from your childhood, and from your children's … Continue reading How not to lose your f*ing mind in December.