Could there be “12 Spiritual Steps to a Healthier Christmas”?

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Christmas is fast approaching and it can get tense out there.  Here are some ideas for maintaining the Christmas spirit which I have shared via the Huffington Post UK.

(Please “share”, “tweet”, “email” “+1″ or “like” from the HuffPost page…if you do like it. Thanks!)

I am one of those children for whom Advent calendars meant just one thing: chocolate – a daily dose ahead of a Christmas Day overdose.

I can’t remember if those calendars also had religious or secular words of wisdom, but I clearly recall the thrill of peeling back each dated window to reveal that day’s delicacy.

In adulthood there is probably no daily nugget which could reproduce the same kind of excited expectancy in the December run-up to Christmas. But given how frenetic those 25 days can be, perhaps a few pointers to a more spiritual approach can make this special time of year less stressful and more enjoyable…

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Author:Tony Lobl

I write on spirituality and health for a diversity of online media outlets, from my perspective as a Christian Science practitioner. I have been published by the Independent, the Washington Post, the Guardian, E-Hospice, MindBodyGreen and The Christian Science Monitor and I post regularly on the Huffington Post UK and BuzzFeed. In addition to writing and broadcast appearances I enjoy engaging with journalists, academics, health professionals and government officials about the possibilities for improving health outcomes through a greater emphasis on spirituality in healthcare and social care. I've also greatly valued the many opportunities I have had to travel globally for my church and to meet people around the world. My wife Jenny and I spent 10 years in Boston, USA, before returning to London in 2002, to take on a role as the media and legislative liaison for Christian Science in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. I studied at the University of Surrey earning a BSc Hons Degree in Modern Mathematics before the impact of spirituality on health caught my attention and re-shaped my career.

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2 Comments on “Could there be “12 Spiritual Steps to a Healthier Christmas”?”

  1. Valerie Needham
    December 9, 2011 at 2:37 pm #

    Dear Tony,
    This is just lovely and I shall pass it around my CS mailing group. Hope someone gives you some chocolate for Christmas – after all you are only an “elder” child, so are still entitled to it! Valerie Needham

  2. December 10, 2011 at 7:34 am #

    Thanks, Val…I would prefer the cash, thanks…or maybe a lamborghini (and some driving lessons)…! :)

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