Why Celebrating the Christmas Season is Essential

For those of us who celebrate and host holiday events, the Christmas season is where we shine. The holiday season is where we do some of our most important work. You may not see your contribution as a holiday leader as important, but it is. What you contribute during the holiday season makes an impact. A few years ago, I wrote Don’t Let Christmas Kill You, A Woman’s Guide to Avoiding Financial Disaster, Relational Crisis & Holiday Hysteria. It was a book mostly about the interior:  the interior of our hearts, minds, and calendars. And I thought it was time … Read More

17 Ideas for DIY Christmas Gifts

There’s a lot of pressure around the holidays to give gifts that are just right for the recipient. Over the years I’ve discovered gifts given from the heart don’t have to be complicated. Here are fifteen ideas for creative semi-DIY gifts you can make this year, even if there is only a week or two left before the holidays. My nephews are still thrilled with Legos and Nerf Guns, but for the adults in my family whom I’m giving to, these gifts are sure to please. Most of the ideas in this list are from my book, Creating a Simply … Read More