holiday organization

holiday gift tag ideas

When you see holiday items in the stores this time of year, how does it make you feel? Do you think, “Hooray, the holidays will be here soon?” Or is your response more along the lines of “No, not yet!… continue reading…

holiday decorations

My husband has a saying that stress is proportional to the difference between our expectations and reality. This helps to explain why the holiday season can be so stressful. If there’s one time of year that’s loaded with expectations, it’s the holidays.… continue reading…

Last year around this time, a T.V. reporter asked me for my top three holiday tips to de-stress the holidays. Put these tips into action before the craziness of the season gets too crazy.… continue reading…

sending cards mini-zone

When you’re faced with a particularly daunting item on your holiday to-do list, breaking it down into bite-sized steps makes it more manageable. The process of sending holiday cards, for example, can feel particularly overwhelming if you try to do it all at once.… continue reading…

organized recipe binder

Plan your holiday meals early to reduce stress. Coordinate the menu with friends and relatives by deciding who will contribute which dish for the holiday meal. Then, flag the pages in your cookbook with the recipes you’ll be preparing.… continue reading…

check yes or no

Here’s something to keep in mind this holiday season: how you choose to spend your time will determine how joyful this time of year is for you. What will you say “yes” to?… continue reading…

holiday gift box

The holiday season is an interesting time of year. First, there is an expectation that you will feel joyful. Just look at all of those happy people in the T.V. commercials and you’ll see what I mean.… continue reading…

It’s almost Halloween in the United States, which means one thing: the winter holidays are just around the corner! If the thought of the approaching holidays (and the mile-long to-do list that accompanies this time of year) has you feeling anything other than excitement and joy, keep this in mind: you don’t have to do each and every single thing!… continue reading…

Christmas gift

As we enter into the holiday season, keep this thought in mind:

The best gift you can give your loved ones is your own joy and happiness.

If you’re filled with joy and peace this holiday season, it will affect everyone around you in a positive way.… continue reading…

Let me ask you a question. What’s the first thing that pops into your mind when you hear the word limits? Is it deprivation? Not having enough? Feeling confined or restricted?… continue reading…

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