Of Perfection, Holidays, and a New Year in Greater Newburyport

Pondering the Problem with Perfect Christmas Trees.   It never fails. Every Christmas I try to get a perfect tree and every Christmas it falls short.  If you saw it you might not think so.  The tree I select is always perfectly shaped, (or as perfect as trees can be); full in all the right … [Read more...]

Sea Festival of Trees Lights Up the Holiday Season

The Fifth Annual -Sea Festival of Trees- will be open to the public from Saturday, November 18, through Sunday, December 3! A 15-day holiday wonderland by the sea, located at the Blue Ocean Event Center on Salisbury Beach. Mark your calendar for a giant maze of sparkling holiday trees, … [Read more...]

Getting Through the Holidays After an Ugly Election

I’m not doing a very good job calming down after this election. I have walked away from the news to find some semblance of control over my emotions (my husband calls them outbursts). Every day I hope that some crevice of light will break through the fear that is stalking me, but nothing yet. I … [Read more...]

Simplifying Holiday Traditions in the Port

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” But is it? The holidays create so much extra stress layered on top of already busy lives. We search for the perfect gifts, decorate to the nines, angst over the perfect holiday card photo, host and attend numerous holiday parties. It’s … [Read more...]

Giving Thanks and Choosing Gratitude in Newburyport

November plants the seed of thanks in all of our minds because of Thanksgiving Day. It’s easy to say, “thank you” and be thankful for all of the goodness around us.  But let’s go a little deeper this month and be grateful.  Gratitude is a way of being that’s different from giving thanks in one … [Read more...]

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