Advent Calendar 2021 – Dec 9 – Star Guidance

Stars have long been spiritual symbols of divine guidance and protection for many religions all over the world including the star of Bethlehem which we also know as the Christmas star.  In Christian tradition, the Star of Bethlehem, revealed the birth of Jesus to three wise men who followed it to meet the new King. Continue reading “Advent Calendar 2021 – Dec 9 – Star Guidance”

Advent Calendar 2021 – Dec 8 – When Palm Trees are your Christmas Tree

I have had the good fortune of travelling to many foreign places, and I don’t believe anything has been more disorienting for me than experiencing Christmas where there are palm trees. Hearing Christmas songs like “Dashing through the snow, in a one horse-open sleigh” being played over loud speakers while I am strolling in flipContinue reading “Advent Calendar 2021 – Dec 8 – When Palm Trees are your Christmas Tree”

Advent Calendar 2021 – Dec 7 – The Christmas Market

When did Christmas Markets become a thing? To my great delight, it seems that every town and city around me with a thriving hub of artisans, food producers, and hand made goods is opening up the public square to offer local populations a gratifying outdoor shopping experience this winter. The pandemic has made us moreContinue reading “Advent Calendar 2021 – Dec 7 – The Christmas Market”

Advent Calendar 2021 – Dec 6 – Inner Peace at Christmas

In the past, I have gone a little crazy at Christmas. Okay – a lot crazy. Those were years where I was aiming for spectacular, and perfection and my motivation was very much ego-driven. Alas I am older and wiser now and I find much more fulfillment in focusing on the true meaning of Christmas,Continue reading “Advent Calendar 2021 – Dec 6 – Inner Peace at Christmas”

Advent Calendar 2021 – Dec 5 – The Spirit of Giving

At this time of the year, we are reminded of how meaningful it is to be in the “spirit of giving”. Certainly, our minds turn to adequately expressing how much our loved ones matter in our lives. In our desire to express an intangible feeling, we sometimes feel helpless and resort to buying extravagant giftsContinue reading “Advent Calendar 2021 – Dec 5 – The Spirit of Giving”

Advent Calendar 2021 – Dec 4 – Oh Christmas Tree!

Have you put up your Christmas tree yet? I usually get it up the first week of December but there have been years where we left it ’til very late. When you have children in the house the tree usually is decorated early but as empty nesters I remember a few years where we finallyContinue reading “Advent Calendar 2021 – Dec 4 – Oh Christmas Tree!”

Advent Calendar 2021 – Dec 3 – From Our Family to Yours…

I have always enjoyed writing, and looking back, I recall how I would look forward to writing assignments in school, even more demanding  essays and papers during University.  I usually was the first to volunteer to coordinate the production of newsletters for the social groups I belonged to and when those weren’t available, then IContinue reading “Advent Calendar 2021 – Dec 3 – From Our Family to Yours…”

Advent Calendar 2021 – Dec 2 – The Date

I admit to having squawked loudly in frustration in my younger days that whoever chose December to celebrate Christmas did not have to get to Christmas parties trudging through snowbanks in fancy Christmas attire. True, it is only half the world that has to deal with snow and cold as part of Christmas and IContinue reading “Advent Calendar 2021 – Dec 2 – The Date”

Advent Calendar 2021 – Dec 1 – The BIG Story of Christmas

We find ourselves once again on December 1. For many, the day signals the start of the Christmas season. It’s time to get the tree up, and also to seek the treasure hidden behind door no. 1 on the Advent Calendar.  As for me, I have decided to take up the task once again ofContinue reading “Advent Calendar 2021 – Dec 1 – The BIG Story of Christmas”

Simple, but Authentic

Do you know what causes the greatest disconnect with your inner self? Not being authentic. Not being authentic to your personal values, goals and dreams will take you further and further away from leading a life of happiness and fulfillment.  I am able to write about this today, because I finally had what Oprah wouldContinue reading “Simple, but Authentic”

All In Good Time

Have you ever considered that no matter where in the world we live, we all have the same number of hours and days at our disposal? Every human has 24 hours in a day and 365 of them per year, which we allocate to sleep, work, eat, and enjoy leisure. What delights social scientists andContinue reading “All In Good Time”

Here’s what I know so far

………. That’s it. That’s all I know. Alright. That might not be entirely true, because I do know some stuff. I admit, I know as much as you, but about different things. Maybe I know a few things that you also know. It all depends on what knowledge we have been pursuing isn’t it? EarlyContinue reading “Here’s what I know so far”

Don’t Let a Good Day Go To Waste

If living through a pandemic has taught us anything, it’s to be grateful for what we have..and what we had. Living the past 18 months under restrictions has allowed us to appreciate how much of life’s blessings we took for granted, and how much we wanted them back. For many it has cultivated a greaterContinue reading “Don’t Let a Good Day Go To Waste”

Belief Busters

There are times in my life when I am soaring with confidence, ambition and enthusiasm for just about anything that my mind conjures up and I totally commit to the possibility and the belief that I can make it happen. Can you relate to that feeling?  When I am that girl, immersed in a vision,Continue reading “Belief Busters”

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