Readworthy Roundup: Stay In The Merry Moment
Our editor’s top reads on this month’s editorial theme, published on our favorite websites and dropped into an easy-to-navigate summary – with links! – just for you.
The holidays are supposed to be joyful. From seeing Christmas through a child’s eyes, to embracing the mindset of “less is more,” Shannon Ables at The Simply Luxurious Life knows how to keep the holidays memorable in the best possible way. thesimplyluxuriouslife.com
When the holidays roll around, invitations and obligations seem to pop out of every nook and cranny. Instead of overwhelming yourself, remember that “giving and giving without stopping is not an altruistic notion.” Read more holiday stress antidotes over at Mindful. mindful.org
Savor each bite of your meal, really listen to the stories shared at the dinner table. These are just two ways to enjoy a more mindful Thanksgiving Day. And remember that above all else, gratitude is the best way to practice mindfulness. thedailymind.com
“To me, minimalism is about asking why before bringing a new item into my home. It’s about quieting our flesh and living in gratitude with what we need, what brings us joy, adds to our life, and teaching our children to live the same way.” alliecasazza.com
This holiday season, let go of your expectations of how you think things should go, and instead choose to be more present and accepting of what comes. Acceptance and gratitude are the top ingredients for a more mindful holiday season. gaia.com