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31 Days of Giving

mother helping child 31 days of giving‘Tis the season for giving! During the holidays, it’s easy to get caught up in the gifts, decorations and parties. It’s important to take a step back from all the celebrations to see what you can do to give back. We’ve come up with 31 ways you can give back to your community – one for each day of December.

Have a Very, Merry Mindful Holiday

mindfull mind full holidaysGuest Blogger: Patti Holland, Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher, Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School

The holiday season is upon us! This time of year offers so much … as does every moment really. For many people, this can be a festive time spent with family and friends. For some, however, this can be a time of heightened loneliness. And for most of us, what is intended as a time of joy and celebration can quickly become one of overwhelm and stress. We may go between thoughts of too much (to do, to cook, too many people in this house!) or too little (money, time, patience, no one in the house). We may find ourselves riding one wave of emotion after another. Excitement gives way to exhaustion, joy gives way to sadness.

It doesn’t have to be this way.