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Living Healthy this Holiday Season!

Tis the Season for Gratitude!

By: Tina Gillaspie, Certified Health & Life Coach


The beautiful Christmas lights, the tree trimming, gift shopping, decorating, holiday music and movies can make for wonderful moments. Even with 2020 being so stressful, and overwhelming at times it seems that many are turning to the Joy of the holidays to brighten their days. This is wonderful as we could all use a little JOY.


Thinking of all the wonderful memories of the past like memories of laughing with family over a beautiful dinner, sitting on Santa's lap, lighting the Menorah, watching your children full of Joy on Christmas morning or the peaceful and gorgeous Christmas mass/service. Sometimes just sitting quietly with a cup of tea and thinking of the joy of the holiday season can brighten our mood.


But, this is also the time of year when some get overwhelmed or feel lonely. I urge all of you to start your day with an attitude of gratitude. Before your day begins say out loud, "What you are thankful for and how you are going to have an amazing day?"


There has been numerous research studies on the connection between gratitude and happiness. I enjoy reading all of the research on this topic and I've included a link to a great article the Harvard Medical School wrote, titled Giving thanks can make you happier.


"Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance." - Richard Tolle




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