December 2018

The Art of Receiving: In some cases, we need to open ourselves up to receiving help and love.
We have all been taught “giving is better than receiving,” right? This adage is supposed to keep us from being self-centered and open our eyes and hearts to needs around us, essentially resulting in gratitude for what we do have – ultimately resulting in happier lives. I would say that’s a pretty powerful proverb. How could there be a downside? I was talking with a patient’s sister the other day,...
There's nothing like spending time with close friends.
Just as November is the month of Thanksgiving, December is the month of giving or gifting. As I reflect on my journey since announcing my breast cancer diagnosis, I have been full of gratitude for many good things in my life including my friends. I am most fortunate to have some of the best friends in all of the universe. I think it is easy to take friendships for granted or to reference them too...
Relax under a cozy blanket and enjoy a warm and healing turmeric latte.
Let's face it – the holidays can be extremely stressful. For many of us, all of the expectations that come with the holidays can be too much to bear ( see Carrie Snyder’s blog this month! ). When shopping for the women in your life or shopping for something for yourself, consider some self-care gifts. These are gifts that during the rest of the year we might not consider because it seems like a...
Enjoying the sunset while waiting for a flight.
December is overwhelming: • Holiday parties, parades, festivities, and family gatherings. Church Christmas services and Synagogue candle-lighting ceremonies. • Shopping. Over-flowing outlet parking lots and out-of-state license plates cutting you off on Route 1. • Piles of mail and email messages alerting you to end-of-year giving. Urgent paperwork to prepare for tax season. And, TRAVELING! What...
Blogger Carrie Snyder, center, and her girlfriends enjoyed a wreath-making class during the holiday season.
Ahhhhh….. December. I love December. I am one of those people who really looks forward to the holidays and Christmas each year, and who secretly likes colder weather better than summer. I mean sweaters, boots, and leggings are way more desirable than bikinis and skimpy tank tops – I know all the post-childbirth, still-rocking-that-extra-baby-weight mommas are with me! However, with the excitement...