•Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. -Norman Vincent Peale
Being away from home during the holidays can be difficult. Giving time to those in need by volunteering or making new traditions in a new Country can help you feel less alone. Hanging ornaments from loved ones, skyping in for a holiday dinner and making familiar holiday food are also great ways to help you cope with being apart from friends and family. Here is an excellent article from Kid’s Help Line that gives lots of ideas about how to help yourself feel better if you will be away from friends and family during the holiday season.
The winter solstice is Saturday, December 21, 2019. This is the first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and the shortest day of the year. Enjoy this Canadian winter weather humour from the Mercer Report.
Follow English instructions and make a creative craft. This video provides step by step instructions for constructing a paper snowflake. The author recommends using a thin piece of paper for best results.
Greater Good in Action presents science-based, practical exercises to boost personal well-being. The program was created by UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, in collaboration with HopeLab. The group gathers research-based methods for a happier, more meaningful life and shares them on a web site in a format that’s easy to navigate. Click on the link to enjoy the Free beneficial practices Greater Good in Action.
A video that captures the spirit of Christmas perfectly.