Entries tagged with “Holidays”

5 Tips for Holiday Stress Management

Here are a few tips for keeping calm and taking care during the holiday season.

5 Ways to Create New Traditions

Make it a healthy habit to forge new traditions of your own.

5 Ways to Melt Off Holiday Stress

Don't let your holiday stress accumulate.

6 Gifts that People With Low Self-Esteem Should Give Themselves

Anneli Rufus is a frequent contributor to Spirituality & Health. Her books Party of One: The Loners' Manifesto and the Nautilus Award-winning Stuck: Why We Can't (or Won't) Move On examined our lives as individuals in a crowded world. Rufus’ upcoming work, Unworthy: How to Stop Hating Yourself, will be released by Tarcher Penguin in the spring and continues this path, addressing self-esteem. It serves as the catalyst for this blog and asks: Why do we feel the way we do about ourselves? - See more posts here.

6 Ways to Fight Holiday Insomnia

An expert in cognitive behavioral therapies targeting better sleep, Dr. Nicole Moshfegh, author of The Book of Sleep, provides six strategies to help you ward off sleeplessness during the holidays.

7 Gifts of Expansion for the Holiday Season

These practices will alter your relationship with time and shift your perspective towards gently open and fully present.

7 Self-Care Tips During the Holidays

Stop feeling frazzled and find ways to slow down, find balance, and recharge.

7 Tools to Ease Anxiety at Family Gatherings

These tools will help you keep your cool through the chaos of the holidays.

7 Unique Valentine’s Day Gifts for a Wellness and Self-Care Lifestyle

In a sea of chocolates and roses, it can be hard to choose a Valentine’s Day gift that speaks to the unique passions of your chosen recipient.

7 Ways to Deal with Toxic Family Members Over the Holidays

If you know there’ll be at least one toxic relative to face this holiday season, here's how to protect yourself and navigate your way forward as sanely and serenely as possible.

8 Meaningful Gifts for Everyone on Your List

Fill your loved ones’ stockings with just the right gift to fuel their passion.

A Certain Sadness: My Relationship with Depression

I know the holidays bring up a lot for some people.How about you? Are you depressed?(I feel like I am about to write copy for an anti-depressant commercial. Are you depressed? Trou…

A Cornucopia for Sleep: Figs, Tofu, and ZZZs

Include these foods in your dinner banquet, and you'll find that your winter's rest is a little bit sweeter.

A Halloween-Time Practice for Finding Balance

Feeling off-kilter? This simple and powerful practice can bring you out of your swirling thoughts and ground you firmly in the present moment.

A Journey in Listening

In honor of Mother’s Day and my own mother, who passed away of Lou Gehrig’s Disease, or ALS, eight years ago, I thought I would share the poem I wrote the morning she died. A Journ…

A Powerful Ceremony Reuniting a Birth Mother to Son

A Birth Mother Found, Embraces Second Chance To Be A Mother, Family Gathers For Ceremony

A Ritual for the Deeper Meaning of Halloween

Connect with the wisdom of this holiday, which comes between the fall equinox and the winter solstice.

Can We Give and Get Gifts Without Hating Ourselves (or Anyone Else)?

My mother's birthday was last week. Because she's left ths world, I couldn't send her a gift.This was a bittersweet relief.Opening gifts almost always made Mom cry—not with joy, bu…

Celebrate Hanukkah! Vegan Sweet Potato Latke Recipe

On this episode, Susan Barocas, the founding director of the Jewish Food Experience, inspires us to celebrate Hannukah through spiritually symbolic Jewish cuisine. By showing us ho…

Celebrating the Spiritual Meanings of Halloween

More than just candy and costumes: Halloween is a holiday that can, with a little thought, become deeply spiritual.