How To Create A Meaningful Holiday

Let’s see, a kitchen plumbing issue, a basement still under construction, unfinished work and oh yes, 35 people coming to my home on Thanksgiving. Not complaining, just stating the facts. I am reminded of this wonderful maxim: Thanksgiving and Christmas are not about the gifts, the perfectly decorated home, the...

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Taking Back Black Friday

I have an idea: How about all of us boycott Black Friday? Sound crazy? I realize this idea may not generate a national movement; it is at least an idea worth considering. Doesn’t it seem a little paradoxical that the day before Black Friday we give thanks for what we...

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How to Navigate Family Holidays

Marriage can be complicated. It is hard enough to know when it is best to compromise and to forgive when you have been hurt, but it can be equally as tough to navigate through the expectations that often come when combining the words – family and holidays. It’s probably no...

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