I am so excited for my son to be home from college this week! His brothers keep telling me that they are happy and looking forward to have him home too. My son who is traveling home was saying that he is so excited to sleep in his own bed and to eat a home-cooked meal.
Through all of these feelings, I realize how important it is to be grateful for the little things in life. During the holidays, even if you don't celebrate, you feel the excitement and tension in the air. There is so much power in simplicity, which is why I enjoy taking a holistic and uncomplicated approach in my holiday traditions.
This year, I will be cooking organic turkey for my kids, but I will also making vegan dishes that are healthy and easy to make. I stay committed to my yoga practice, since it has really provided me with the tools to take everything I learned on the mat and apply it to my life. I also enjoy a hike during the downtime of the cooking process. When I am done cooking, I take a bath with some sandalwood oil to ground my energy. I feel that if the host is chill, then everyone will have a good time.
During the holidays, we should talk about gratitude and try to keep an open heart, even if the week can provoke stress. We need to stay committed to ourselves while we engage with others. This time of year can be so exciting and so much fun, especially when we get to spend time with people we love and that we enjoy being with. Just remember to keep your inner smile and stay positive throughout the holiday season!
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