5 Tips for Surviving the Holiday Season

The Winter Holiday Survival (Soul Revival) Resource Guide for 2017

Holiday Survival Guide
Don’t just survive your holidays, enjoy them!

Christmas and the winter holidays has got to be one of the most hectic times of the year. And, the season is now in full swing! Stores are bustling with holiday shoppers. Children are eager to be off school for the winter breaks. Friends and family are finalizing their travel plans to see one another. While others are packing up their belongings to retreat to warmer climes. Whatever your plans are, this can be a busy, stressful, and even triggering season.

To help you get through this high energy time of year in one piece, here are 5 of my mood-stabilizing, anxiety reducing, stress-busting holiday tips. So, that you not only survive the holidays, but enjoy them, too 🙂 Continue reading

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Mindful Musings: I Am Human

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Mindful Musings are brief thoughts of the day, inspirations, tips and reflections. Enjoy! 🙂

“I am Human; I make mistakes.

And, l learn and I grow.

I need a friend, and an advocate.

I need a shoulder, and a smile.

I laugh loud and cry hard.

I seek the Light in the dark.

I give Love, and bring Joy.

I am Human, Human is Me.”

— Melanie Christian

 

 


The Process of Life blog posts are inspired lessons, learnings, reflections and meditations acquired for myself and my fellow growth journeyers- Coach Melanie

Words for Well-Being

“Sticks and stones may break my bones. But, words will never harm me!”

Words Painted on Child's Hands

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True Growth Stories

Sunbeams on Tree Stumps (field)We all enter negative mindsets, (guilt, shame, defeatism…) from time to time.  I know I do. It’s common, human and in very small doses serves a purpose- introspection, higher gratitude, clarification.  Like yin and yang, black and white, up and down, positive mindsets would not exist without their relative opposing negative counterparts.

“…Difficult and easy give rise to the same concept; Long and short are derived by comparison; High differs from low only by position; Sound and echo blend into one harmony; Front and back follow one another sequentially.”  — Lao Zi

The real trouble begins when we become trapped in negative mindsets, thus stunting our growth and blocking our ways forward and upward. With that in mind, the other night a thought came to me:  Active-Proactive, Release. Continue reading