Heading into the holidays is like relationship boot camp. Your family of origin (FOO) brings out the best and the worst in you and your loved ones. The invitation to return to your FOO role as…pleaser, golden boy, scapegoat, prankster, the favorite, the youngest, the hero, the clown, or the … Continue reading
Ours is a culture of striving. Our conditioning is to try to accomplish more and to be more efficient, controlled, smart, spiritual, or _______ [fill in the blank]. We should be better professionals, friends, partners, parents, or have better stuff, jobs, friends, partners, or bosses. We should even need to … Continue reading
If you feel like a bit of a grouch this holiday season, this Sesame Street video may cheer you up.
According to pastor and theologian John Piper, “The meaning of Christmas is that what is good and precious in your life need never be lost, and what is evil and undesirable in your life can be changed.” That’s good news for anyone that struggles with finding hope this time of year. … Continue reading
If you watch television this time of year, you may think that everyone is having a Hallmark holiday season. Believe it or not, if you struggle with the holiday blues you are not alone. The loss of a love one, strained relationships, financial troubles, and a host of other things … Continue reading