When Your Ho-Ho-Ho Wants to Go-Go-Go: Reclaim Your Holiday Joy

This is Gabriella. Actually, her full name is Gabriella the Gift Goddess. (Technically, I don’t know that her name is Gabriella…but it could be. I wondered if her name might be Lola, but I have a friend Lola and she’s blond, so I had a hard time getting past that.) I love this picture for […]

Joy in the Mundane: Our Ritual of Hunting for Paperclips

Do you ever wonder how some traditions start?  You don’t exactly set out to create one, but before long, you find yourself doing the behavior so often that it becomes a ritual.   One day my daughter and I were at the ATM.  I punched in my passcode and waited for my money to pop […]

When your Ho-Ho-Ho turns to No-No-No: Reclaim Your Holiday Joy

This is Gabriella.  Actually, her full name is Gabriella the Gift Goddess. (Technically, I don’t know that her name is Gabriella…but it could be.  I wondered if her name might be Lola, but I have a friend Lola and she’s blond, so I had a hard time getting past that.) I love this picture for […]