How are you??? Hope you are having a good week. Two topics in today's blog:
First, holiday business hours:
Second, the podcast:
Well, maybe a little random, but I love Dr. Andrea's voice! So soothing! She does a great job showing empathy for different parties and also with demonstrating validation (even in the short interview). I notice these things as a fellow therapist I suppose.
Next, I like how Dr. Andrea talks about finding ways that we can personally derive meaning and joy from the holidays instead of feeling like we are just at the whim of whatever others plan, or whatever drama unfolds. I think that is great advice!
We have a lot of power to create our own traditions and to do things that we care about and enjoy. We also have the choice to attend, not go at all (if an environment or person is abusive and toxic), and to leave when we want to from an event. We can choose to focus on people at the event we enjoy chatting with, and we can choose to participate in activities at the event that we like. A little planning ahead on our strategy can really help.
Dr. Andrea talked about finding little gestures to be inclusive to people of different beliefs, dietary needs, and personal concerns. I love this too. My family can relate being gluten-free (my daughter has celiac disease). Even a very small gesture of someone trying to understand and provide gluten free food means the world to us; small gestures can be quite big and meaningful!
It may just take a little brainstorming (and genuine curiosity) to think about how at a get-together more people (of different beliefs and needs) can be included in little ways in the schedule of events. I really liked how Dr. Andrea emphasized shifting your focus to the little steps that can CAN be done, instead of focusing on all the things that won't work. That is really great advice. I think we all sometimes get mired in what can't be done, instead of finding one or two little things I can do?
What stood out to you? Anything you will use or really liked? Comment below!
Thanks for joining me today. Talk to you next week!
All the best,
PS-Can I send you an email about once a week? The email will have a link to my latest blog post in case there is a topic you are interested in. As the business grows and I add more products and services, I will mention in the email what has been added.
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