The Busy, Exhausting, Exciting and Complex Holiday Season
My father was a florist. He got his first job at the local flower shop when he was in high school and would later buy the same shop and become a master designer, creating for weddings, funerals and many local events. But it is his store during the holiday season that reminds me most of his work, the smells, the colors, the poinsettias, evergreens and ribbons, the music and buzz of customers and employees. It was a really beautiful and exciting time. But, boy oh boy, was it ever busy! He worked long hours every day to create the hundred of holiday centerpieces, decorate businesses, and homes around town and wanted to make sure every widow had a fresh poinsettia in her home. He was definitely ready for a long winter’s nap after the final sprig of holly had been cut, arranged and delivered. It was one of the most exhausting times for him and I am certain it was not always easy for him to be filled with holiday cheer!
Perhaps you are feeling the excitement, but also the pressure and stress of the season or you may be having the opposite reaction, feeling lonely, depressed or sad. Certainly the holidays can be challenging but there are several strategies you can use to create a more positive experience. Keep in mind that different approaches work for different people, so it’s essential to find what resonates with you. Here are some suggestions:
All of us at The Jan Broberg Foundation hope you have you a warm and joyous holiday season, filled with moments of peace and connection. May the spirit of the holidays embrace everyone, whether you’re surrounded by loved ones or navigating challenging times. In this season of goodwill, may you find comfort, solace, and the company of kindness. Remember that you’re not alone, and may the new year bring hope, renewal, and the support you need. Each and everyone of us deserve love and cheer this holiday season and always.
Happy Holidays with love, Jan
Launch of the Soul Restoration Retreats with Jan Broberg!
We recently held our first Soul Restoration Retreat. It was a beautiful 5 day workshop as we worked through various aspects of past experiences and trauma. Deep connections with others who have walked a similar path were forged and the retreat was a tapestry of shared stories, friendships, healing and support.
Joy, love, and success call out to you too! Watch for upcoming announcements about how you can join us at a future retreat!