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Coping with Trauma: Finding Strength and Solace During the Holidays

The holidays often stir memories of the past, but "The Gift" teaches us the power of being present. Everything we need is right here, in this moment. As we gather around festive tables and twinkling trees, let's recognize the beauty of now — our present. It’s a special time to appreciate the gifts we have, from the laughter of loved ones to the quiet peace of a snowfall.

Appreciating “The Gift”

Behind every present is an intention of love and thoughtfulness. Whether it's a simple handmade card or the grandeur of a family feast, the spirit of the giver infuses the gift. This season, let's take an extra moment to feel gratitude for those who bring joy into our lives, acknowledging God’s hand in orchestrating these connections.

Anchoring in the Present for the Future

Our aspirations for the future can serve as a beacon, guiding us back to the present moment. Every step we take, every decision we make today, is a building block for tomorrow. Let's use the promise of what's to come to strengthen our appreciation of today. Remember, you’re the one writing your story. If you don’t like what is in your future chapters, simply rewrite them!

Finding Safe Harbors

Even amid the storm of past memories, "The Gift" reminds us that we can find safe harbors in the present. Everything exists in the present. Your refuges, be it a cherished moment of solitude, a warm soothing shower, a private mediation, a quiet walk in a yellow wood, or just a peaceful moment alone…can all be a shelter, providing comfort and allowing you to celebrate and appreciate the present.

You Are Not Alone!

Perhaps the most profound message of "The Gift" is that we are never truly alone. The love and protection of the Universe envelop us, offering unseen support. This holiday, if you find yourself feeling isolated, remember that you are surrounded by love, both seen and unseen.

As you reflect on these tools from "The Gift," may you find peace and joy this holiday season. Remember, the Universe is with you, every step of the way. Always!


~ Happy Hanukkah! & Merry Christmas! ~

And I wish you all a healthy and prosperous New Year!

For more insights:

"Finding Peace in Holiday Chaos" at

"The Healing Power of Gratitude" at

"Navigating Holiday Stress" at


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