Celebrations

We are in the season of many celebrations and hopefully much joy and fun!  Depending on your religious or ethnic background/beliefs, there are several different things to celebrate during this time of the year.  I would like to suggest that we should be celebrating all year, not just between the 4th Thursday in November (Thanksgiving)…

Do You Believe in Santa?

Almost yearly, I get asked how to handle the “Santa issue” with children.  One of my students told me she was writing a paper on the evils of perpetuating the “Santa myth”.  This caused me to stop and reflect a bit on how we can help both adults and children cope with Santa. I imagine…

Simplifying the Holidays!

Thanksgiving has come and gone and Christmas is just around the corner.  Oh, yes and the New Year is right on Christmas’ heels.  So much to do and it seems as if there is simply not enough time to do it! Or is there?  Perhaps we can actually truly enjoy this holiday season by making…

Epiphanies: Do They Really Matter?

Let’s start with the obvious:  what the heck is an epiphany?  An epiphany is usually defined as a usually sudden manifestation or perception of the essential meaning or nature of something.  The simple version is a sudden insight which gives us a deeper understanding of some topic. I find that as we enter the holiday…