Gratitude Shopping with Kids

It’s the holiday season which means families coming together to celebrate and exchange gifts. It also means messages about hyper consumerism are inundating us. My kids and I have ongoing conversations about advertising and the way it works to create needs in us that we didn’t know we had. They’re highly skeptical of anyone trying…

Wanted Dead or Alive: One Jolly Old Elf

Part 7 in my Series on Giving and Forgiving You can also read Part 1: Deck the Halls with PsychoAnal Gifts, Part 2: The Spirit of Giving and Forgiving, Part 3: Balancing the Four Rooms, Part 4: The Candy Cane Crux, and Part 5: Why I Don’t Believe in Santa Claus, and Part 6: A…

The Candy Cane Crux

Part 4 in my Series on Giving and Forgiving You can also read Part 1: Deck the Halls with PsychoAnal Gifts  Part 2: The Spirit of Giving and Forgiving  and Part 3: Balancing the Four Rooms.     My two oldest sons and I were getting into mischief downtown this past weekend. They were running…

Balancing the Four Rooms

This is part three in my series on Giving and Forgiving… Forgiving yourself even when you can’t let go. In Part 1 of this series on Giving and Forgiving, I began with how my laughing epiphany helped me make the connection between giving and accepting freely. Please stop by to read the background for this…