As we approach the holiday season, have you given any thought to how you’ll find peace? That is, how will you find your own private oasis of peace during the hustle and bustle of it all? Where will it come from? How often will you need it? Will anything or anyone be holding you back from experiencing what you’ll need to keep your energies humming throughout the season?

With such an emphasis on doing at this time of year, on buying and decorating, and cooking and visiting, singing for some, listening for others, and of course eating and drinking the holiday favorites, it’ll be so easy to get caught up in it all, and in so doing loose an important sense of grounded-ness to yourself. Do I really need to eat all that, drink all that? Buy all that? Decorate with that, too? Cook all those dishes? See all those people? Can there be a limit on how much you do? Whatever your answer, it’ll no doubt shape your enjoyment of this blessed season, with all the beauty and splendor it has to offer.


In a survey I did not long ago, “getting connected to yourself” was the most common obstacle standing in the way of people experiencing peace inside. I’d like to take that one step further . . . so I have another question for you: How would your life be transformed if the obstacle standing in between you and a deep inner peace was removed? What would your life look like then? Can you paint a picture of this and tell me about it? To let me know, simply hit the reply button above.


I love to celebrate the holidays. I get a tremendous amount of pleasure from the crafting and the decorating, the cooking and the baking. But what I believe gives me the most pleasure of all is in knowing how much is enough. That is, when not to indulge, engage or consume, and when to carve out that highly prized space in my day where I can slide into the experience of peace, even if it’s only for a few brief moments. This too provides me with a certain kind of pleasure, and dare I say relief, from the hustle and bustle of it all.

As we approach the holiday season, consider giving yourself the gift of peace through the choices you make about how you spend your precious energy and time. In so doing, you’ll be enhancing your enjoyment of this magical time of year.