Tag Archives: holidays

This Year Was The Worst Year Ever!

But actually for most, it really wasn’t. Here’s an end of year wrap up and resilience check. 1. Check your context 2. Self regulate using gratitude, meditation, mindfulness 3. Reframe your experience and redefine success 4. Renegotiate your perceptions… If you survived this year… it’s a success. If you’re primary relationship and your friendships are […]

How To Survive (And Look Forward To) The Holidays

My favourite time of the year. For so many reasons. Reflection, Gratitude, Learning, Goal Setting. I love the whole process and this is a natural time of year to get it. The holidays are not great for everyone though. Our losses seem more profound during the holidays. We see more of what we’re missing. More […]

Holiday Triggers Can Cause Relationship Damage

A year ago on this American Thanksgiving my family and I faced an intentional act of evil from someone close to us that makes this a bit of a “traumaversary.” Consciously it’s behind us and I won the battle and the war, but as with any trauma anniversary, your cells remember these things and you’ll […]

'Tis the Season for Joy, Reflection, Gratitude

Christmas is my favourite time of year. I admit it. There’s a slowing that happens this time of year for me despite the frenzied commercial demands of Christmas shopping. Cooler weather, Christmas lights, the tree, the food… for me it’s a peaceful time of reflection and gratitude. This was a huge year of transition and […]