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Step 8: Steps 12

Is there a word for being grate­ful that you aren’t some­thing, but then find­ing out that you are? I remem­ber when I was a kid, I was soooo glad that I didn’t have aller­gies. I just had a cold for eight years. Seri­ously.  I thought I just caught a cold and never got rid of it. more »

This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series The 2010 Authen­tic Threads Hol­i­day Challenge

Let it Go, Let it Go, Let it Go

I think this is not going to be one of the mer­ri­est Christ­mases. I already knew that, what with the lack of money, lack of friends, lack of fam­ily… Sigh. But then I started the 2010 Authen­tic Threads Hol­i­day Chal­lenge and my mom decided to come visit, and I started to get excited about the more »

This entry is part 10 of 11 in the series The 2010 Authen­tic Threads Hol­i­day Challenge

Step 7: Rest

My friend called me today to tell me how she was doing.  I was tempted not to call back because I was so busy. Busy! Isn’t it funny how we cre­ate real­i­ties for our­selves and then become slaves to our own cre­ations? I ate some lunch, took a deep breath, climbed in my bed, and more »

This entry is part 9 of 11 in the series The 2010 Authen­tic Threads Hol­i­day Challenge

Step 6: Take Care of Yourself During the Holidays

Tonight after a day full of much rush­ing about and get­ting and spend­ing, I have paused to ask my Inner Wis­dom what to do next. Thoughts: I’m sneez­ing and  my nose is clogged, as usual. My lungs hurt. I’ve been get­ting tired early. I have chronic asthma and its really flar­ing up lately.  This is what I more »

This entry is part 8 of 11 in the series The 2010 Authen­tic Threads Hol­i­day Challenge

A Sleighfull of Free Christmas Music Downloads

I’m not list­ing my favorite Christ­mas songs this year, as I’ve done in the past. But I’m not going to be a total Grinch about Christ­mas music this year either. Here are some great places to down­load FREE! LEGAL! Christ­mas and other win­ter hol­i­day songs: 1. The Great 3hive You can find all kinds of awe­some songs more »

Unexpected Gifts

Day 7 of I’m-Going-To-Have-A-Festive-Holiday-Season Goll Dar­nit! What­ever it takes! Fes­tivus is us! Today, I’ve been work­ing on get­ting the house spiffed up. This is one of those ginor­mous projects that I ask myself in the mid­dle of it, WHAT am I doing? Do I really want to be doing this? But I’ve been going for­ward, mov­ing ahead, more »

This entry is part 7 of 11 in the series The 2010 Authen­tic Threads Hol­i­day Challenge

Step 5: Ask Your Inner Wisdom

Day 6 of Get-Me-Through-The-Holidays-Without-Severe-Depression and all is going… fine. I’ll take fine. The Inner Mean Girl Reform School rec­comends notic­ing what your inner critic/inner mean girl is say­ing, and then paus­ing and ask­ing your Inner Wis­dom what it has to say. This morn­ing I tried it. Inner Mean Girl: You woke up late. You didn’t get to church. more »

This entry is part 6 of 11 in the series The 2010 Authen­tic Threads Hol­i­day Challenge