From fleeing a tornado to enduring a carjacking to dealing with divorcing parents, the holidays haven’t always been rosy for our panel. And while most of us have (so far) avoided such year-end disasters, the holidays can still be a time of disappointment and angst for many. How can we not just fend off the blues, but proactively create a spirited calendar (and mindset) that make Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s full of hope and good cheer? We’ll help you think through ideas to put into practice.
Guests: Asheritah Ciuciu,
Family strife occasionally made Christmas less than merry for Asherita Ciuciu. But since getting married, creating new traditions and paring down her expectations, Christmas has taken on a whole new vibe. One of Asheritah’s go-to strategies is prioritizing Advent, including a focus on the many names of Christ. In fact, she’s written a devotional on the subject titled “Unwrapping the Names of Jesus.” We talk through a few favorites as well as tested strategies for trading the Christmas hype for a more meaningful mode of celebration.
Guests: Jennifer Scheck,
A listener has a great job where she manages about a hundred employees. She’s eyeing a job opening elsewhere that sounds like a step down responsibility-wise, but pays more than $10,000 a year more. Is it worth it to leave her prestigious job for far more pay? Human Resources expert Jenn Scheck has some advice.