December 13th, 2015
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There are times when we might want to scream "Stop the world, I want to get off!" And perhaps the holiday season is a time when that feeling can be overwhelming. So many things to do, places to go, people to see...
This week we bring you articles to alleviate the stress of the season. And while some of the articles are directed to this particular time of year, the advice and recommendations apply to any stressful time of life.
Jude Bijou counsels How to Thrive Rather than Just Survive the Holiday Season while other articles focus on eating and weight-related challenges during the festivities. (Is Your Holiday Overeating Linked to Nostalgia? and Will You Gain Weight This Christmas?)
Perhaps the most important thing for us to do in any stressful situation is to Keep the Love Vibration Strong and Believe You Can Create a Joyful Solution. And for those who reside in the cold northern climate, Nora Caron shares her methods of Staying Joyful during the Cold Seasons.
Scroll down for links to numerous additional articles this week, ranging on topics from aging, generosity, binge watching, climate, politics, and much more.
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EDITOR'S CHOICE ARTICLES
Written by SARK and Dr. John Waddell.
Most people spontaneously look for solutions that meet everyone’s needs. We want to please the people we love and want to please ourselves. It’s when we get stuck that we start to look for a compromise or think someone has to sacrifice.
Read article here: Believe You Can Create a Joyful Solution
Written by Nora Caron.
I once did a survey amongst my close friends and out of 18 friends, 15 admitted that they suffered from seasonal depression. Most of them replied that they would prefer to live anywhere else but in a cold country during winter and...
Read article here: Staying Joyful during the Cold Seasons
Written by Sarah Love McCoy.
No matter what we believe in, I think we can agree that stuff is up in our world and it's unsettling. It's disturbing actually and it can make us feel scared. So how DO I keep my Love Vibration strong? For me, it's all about the little things...
Read article here: Keeping the Love Vibration Strong
Written by Lisa Lewtan.
The holidays bring with them an abundance of festivities centered around eating and drinking. And, not to play Scrooge, but much of our favorite holiday fare sits atop the list of those opiate-like "trigger foods." These foods fall in the "naughty" category because they set off chemicals in the brain that make us want to gorge ourselves...
Read article here: Is Your Holiday Overeating Linked to Nostalgia?
Written by Jude Bijou, M.A., M.F.T.
It's obvious that the holiday season is upon us. The idea is to thrive and enjoy during this time rather than just survive. Give yourself two great gifts for the next weeks - a lack of stress and actually celebrating the true spirit of this time of year – joy, love, and peace.
Read article here: How to Thrive Rather than Just Survive the Holiday Season
This weekly column (updated every Sunday afternoon) is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies... Read more
It is also highly beneficial to reread the past week's astrological journal as it gives a hindsight view of the events that took place and may provide many "ah-ha" insights.
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