We would like to wish all of our readers and contributors a very merry Christmas.
On a Christmas that is anything but normal, may we take a moment to reflect with gratitude on that which we have and celebrate this moment with peace, love and harmony.
May we also express our
“We all have something to give, in different gracious forms.”― Lailah Gifty Akita
I recently spoke to Holistic Therapist Emma Sims to discuss self-care at Christmas, why stepping back to look after yourself is nothing to feel guilty about and why self-gifting is a great idea.
Jan Longshadow: I'm here today with Emma Sims of Emma Sims Holistic Therapies. Emma, could you tell me
“Not all gifts are wrapped in a box. Some gifts are just being present. Being there when it matters.”― Todd Crawshaw
This year has been a difficult time for everyone - our lives and routines have completely changed in line with the restrictions we have all been put under. Many people are happy to be seeing the back of 2020 and are looking forward to unwinding over Christmas. However, if you
“As long as we love, there will always be Christmas.”― Lailah Gifty Akita
Anxiety is an uncomfortable feeling that many of us feel from time to time, however Christmas is, for many people, a time of year when anxiety and stress are at their worst, with so much pressure from so many angles. And that's without mentioning the unprecedented levels of anxiety people
“Christmas isn't about the decorations,It's about compassion.”― Abhijit Naskar
Fancy creating a festive atmosphere without the plastic? Here are 5 fantastic ideas for Christmas decorations that cost next to nothing - and won't cost the planet either.
1. Orange Pomanders
Few things smell as wonderful at Christmas as this easy to make, classic decoration - all that is required is
“Remember, if Christmas isn't found in your heart, you won't find it under a tree.”― Charlotte Carpenter