In our current issue, you’ll find everything you need to enjoy a season where all is calm and all is bright. This issue is packed with festive ideas to bring joy to your family this winter. The winter holiday season is a time most of us have wished we could slow down and enjoy more. Maybe 2020 is the year to make that happen.
Several friends (and loads of social media acquaintances) have shared how they’re craving the sense of comfort and nostalgia the holidays bring.
Over the years, I’ve thought a lot about what makes this time of year special and how we can focus more on what brings us joy. For me, it’s being present with my family and remembering, when things get too busy or stressful, that people are more important than things or events. That’s why I can’t wait for you to read Carolina King’s article on creating an intentional holiday. From big family traditions to the smallest, spontaneous moments, she shares meaningful ways to make special memories with your family.
And what would this time of year be without a focus on gratitude? Aaronica Cole brilliantly explains how when we feel like we don’t have much to be thankful for, that’s the time we need gratitude the most.
Other standouts from our Holiday 2020 issue are Janet Lansbury’s assessment (including real life parenting in action examples) on how kids really learn empathy, Peggy O’Mara’s compassionate take on eliminating food deserts, Sandy Kreps’ tips for kindly asking family and friends to cut back on toys this year, our annual eco holiday gift guide, and a super informative interview with our favorite holistic dentist, Dr. Mark Burhenne.
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Wishing you a merry and bright holiday filled with joyful moments and plenty of time to enjoy them!