This time of year, there are expectations and invitations . . . programs, opportunities to give to charity, and lists of gifts to buy… expectations of happiness and yet feelings of sadness of broken relationships, hardship, and the loss of loved ones. How do we hold the mixture of good and hard during the holidays? Invite yourself to do just this.
The world and how we think we need to be in this world can sometimes feel like pressure. We may feel as though we should do this, or should feel this or should be this certain way. These thoughts of “should” can impact how we feel and even change how we view ourselves and those around us.