Tag: christmas

Hallmark Christmas movies have arrived! Beginning Oct. 25 (which seems ludicrously early), you can watch all of the Hallmark Christmas movies that your candlelight-loving,-marshmallow heart can take. However, did you know you can check out or order most of the books that inspired the movies before they air?  These great titles (most avaliable at your Anythink library) inspired the movies that will warm your heart for the next two months.

You see them at parties. You see them in pictures. You see them on Christmas cards. Suddenly, they are everywhere and yet most of the year they are nowhere, buried in the back of the closet until they burst out in glorious tackiness. 

They are garish. They are loud. They hurt your eyes. They are ugly Christmas sweaters.

Breath deeply this December

December is here. Stress from all angles has probably begun to crowd your thoughts or sing you to sleep (more like tuck you in and keep you awake at night with anxiety). Stress seems to arrive out of nowhere, like an uninvited house guest. We seem to know that stress has terrible effects on our health, but what we don’t seem to know is how to stop it. How do we do this without also stopping the multitude of responsibilities and the overwhelming amount of things that need to get done this time of year? One way to do this is not to stop, but to pause and take a breath.