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Do the Holidays Beat You Up?

Thanksgiving beats us up. Christmas beats us up. “Happy New Year” beats us up. For many of us, holiday gatherings are not at all like the Norman Rockwell painting–the warm and happy multigenerational family gathered around the heavily laden table, smiling as they gaze at the golden roasted turkey being set down in the center[…]

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Whatever You’ve Done For the Holidays, It’s Good Enough

It’s 5 days before Christmas and it’s time to knock off the craziness and put your feet up, at least for an evening.  Whatever you’ve bought for gifts is good enough. Whatever you’ve put up for decorations, good enough. Whatever you’ve planned for family meals, it will be good enough. Don’t compare your efforts to[…]