Have you seen the wonder created when you ask questions that others love to answer? Questions can animate a holiday gathering and bring different people together mindfully around questions that evoke curiosity and wonder. Choose one or more of the following questions to stoke wonder at your holiday gathering: 1…. Read more »
No need to let past experiences rob you of the wonder and cheer in an upcoming holiday. In spite of your situation, mindfulness tosses delight back to you in shapes, sounds and textures of fun festivity! What if this holiday brings out the best in others and forgives missteps in… Read more »
Kindling Grief Christmas or Hanukkah holidays can kindle killer sorrow after loss, disappointment or, memories of missteps. Some choose avoidance as a strategy to handle grief during holidays. You? Whether a friend let you down, a schedule left you stressed, or you dread dealing with family baggage, holiday traditions tend… Read more »
After a fun discussion over their favorite jello treats, my grandchildren and I just agreed to change our gift-giving Christmas tradition, for a new practice of gifts given by Nana to causes we each identify. It’s really about extending hope to others, from our appreciation and love for one another…. Read more »
Have you ever imagined yourself in a real and living role during that first Christmas? Here’s a game that positions you and your students of any age exchanging dynamite insights at the nativity scene on Christmas Eve. You’ll go there in person! Then see them carry the game’s fun into… Read more »
Magical benefits spring from holiday themed lessons where students build mental skills based on their treasured traditions. Looking for a way to unleash your students’ hidden and unused talents while keeping holiday spirits bright? You may remember namungos as fictional characters – with real brain parts! But did you know … Read more »
Simply start with newly discovered facts about the human brain, and you’ll soon ramp up fun and festivity for your holiday.
Open the personal gift of intrapersonal intelligence as your tool to tackle holiday challenges by giving and gaining far more. Offer presents like those below and find holiday miracles fit for a genius.
Brainy Gifts to Friends for Free For teachers and teens who crave more mental zip, yet find themselves exhausted by holiday extras they can’t afford, the idea of fun free character gifts hold priceless offerings. Rather than ride Grinch trains along tired tracks, students love to ring in holidays with… Read more »
Have you seen stress flee when gifts come without expectations? Imagine freedom and sheer festivity flying out of every parcel under your tree. Relationships may have sunken from tone toxins since your last holiday celebration. Or perhaps gloom got highly contagious. But have you considered how gifts – can kill… Read more »
My Christmas rang with unforced rhythms of grace in the form of a simple strategy offered to my little grandson. It happened after a busy day of trains – when a one and the half year old took his tired voice to the table and his parents responded.
It’s Christmas — a time for giving! It’s also recession – a time for surviving! Few would deny that when people give freely from the heart, everybody wins. And yet the very thought of Christmas this year touches people’s hearts in a new way. Because of lost jobs or growing … Read more »
Ever notice how Thanksgiving and Christmas tend to bring out blues in some and blessings in others? Or how lonely people see vast spaces between themselves and others – even at festive holiday tables? First glances show people blessed with close family and friends feel blessed over holidays while those… Read more »
If you listened lately to the media’s constant streams of financial fears, you likely fail to shop much for loved ones over giving times such as Christmas. Not that buying less detracts from the magic of Christmas. Yet sadly, gloomy news turns into poor proceeds for business, just as fear… Read more »
Job loss, economic woes. Why do tough times stir despair in some and courage in others, especially during holidays like Christmas? When people feel life hitting back – below the belt, why do some rise and some fall? I’d been inspired recently in discussions on this dilemma, with Robyn, Eva,… Read more »