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 and speak on spirituality from my perspective as a Christian Science practitioner. I am also an Associate Editor for the Christian Science periodicals. 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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