5 Ways to Improve Your Holidays

December 10, 2014 6:23 PM

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One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was from a friend just before my wedding. She said "Take a moment to be in your shoes." Once I got past the image of my flinging off my shoes during some wild wedding dance, I realized she was encouraging me to be present. It is a concept that has made a huge difference in my life ever since.

1) Look around. As you are rushing around to complete your to do list, take a minute to observe your surroundings. Notice the holiday decorations, the store windows, the interactions between people. If you can sit down for a few minutes and "people watch," you will see beauty in the little things: a...

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