Holiday Tips

Halloween and Death

“The closer we get to Samhain, (pronounced Sow’ ain) the thinner the veil between the worlds becomes: the worlds of seen and unseen, known and unknown, human and faerie, form and spirit, living and deceased.”  – Tess Whitehurst We are entering the time of Samhain (Halloween), where death is acknowledged and even celebrated in its …

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Happy Holidays – Oops!

Happy Holidays – Oops! For some, “Happy Holidays” is an irritating greeting. They believe that only “Merry Christmas” will do, as it befits the Christian religion. However, it is worth noting that Christmas was co-opted from Scandinavian groups, Germanic tribes and Celts who celebrated the Winter Solstice (the longest night of the year) and called …

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Craziness with Dysfunctional Relatives (Five Survival Tips)

“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family… in another city.”  – George Burns Do you often feel crazy or beaten up by well-meaning or not-so-well-meaning relatives during the holidays? It is a common theme I see every year with my clients. Controlling and/or passive aggressive and/or depressed and/or mean- spirited relatives and/or obnoxious drunks …

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