A Holiday Season – with Joy and Ease

It looks like a holiday season of joy and ease is actually going to happen in the Hedley House this year!  Here’s what we’ve done …

First, I figured out what was most important to my family for the upcoming holiday season.   I posed the question over Thanksgiving weekend and the answers I got were:

  • Travel plans firmed up for spring (from my husband)
  • Lights/Christmas tree (from my 4-year-old)
  • Enjoying time with family and friends (from me)

Next step was letting go of a whole bunch of stuff we used to … Continue reading

Replacing Stress with Ease

April and May were crazy busy months for me between work, family, vacation, volunteer responsibilities and birthday celebrations.  When I looked at my calendar in early April I became completely stressed out, and my long-standing worry about not having enough time to do it all came rising to the surface.

When I recognized this, I began to ask myself, “How can I do this with ease?” This question became my mantra for the past two months.  I was inspired to create and use a mantra by one of my yoga teachers who shared her definition of a … Continue reading