Nothing quite says thinking of you around the holidays more than a handmade card filled with your own signature sentimental wit. My holiday budget is quite small this year so I needed a thrifty & crafty way to spread my holiday cheer to friends and family. Enter, DIY Holiday Greeting Cards!
This week hasn’t been an easy one. At the eleventh hour I received notice that I had qualified for a funding opportunity that was completely out of my wheel house amongst a laundry list of other last minute items. Rather than clearing my schedule, I decided to try and do it all. Today is a true practice of managing my stress and auto-immune diseases during real life circumstances.
If it wasn’t for my month of dedicated movement and Melissa Ramos’ 14 day Stress Detox I decided to take on, I am sure that I would have had a bit of a meltdown. Today is the last day to sign up, won’t you join me?
As the holiday season starts to ramp up and our to-do lists reach frightening lengths, it seems appropriate to set out a reminder to stop, drop and play.
Capturing a little wonder in our hearts and exploring something familiar or new is a great way to shed the shackles of stress and find some perspective. A reoccurring best practices theme in The Self-Love Book Club is naming and discovering the avenues to happiness. Letting go by getting a little silly is a great way to nourish your inner-child. Indulging in tradition or making new ones is something you can carry through the year to bring you that extra joy that seems to creep into everyone’s hearts around the holidays
At the beginning of the month I deemed to steep myself in a bit of the arts and culture. My budget left a little to be desired, but I still managed to pick two sure-fire feel good experiences and incorporate them into my scattered schedule. David Bowie brought me back to being a child and reminded me that it isn’t the worst thing to dance in the most stoic places. Born Ruffians was a chance to shake it out on the dance floor with my life-long partner-in-crime, my brother. The band decided to open with fan teenage karaoke – there are no words for how much I laughed.
Go ahead, have fun and play, your grown-up life wont suffer from a little self-indulgent excitement now and again!