Carnival of Healing #65 – Holiday Edition

Welcome to the Holiday edition of the Carnival of Healing. It’s been a while since I last hosted this Carnival, but as always, it is an honor to be hosting this carnival and all of the amazing entries.

With the Solstice behind us, Christmas in the air, and New Year’s Eve just around the bend, it seems appropriate to highlight a few carnival entries that focus on staying healthy – and sane – during this season..

The holidays can definitely be a time for celebration and joy. But, for many, they can also be a time of stress, overwhelm and exhaustion. I know that during this past week, I’ve found myself bouncing between the festive feelings of the season and the edge of overwhelm pressing in on me from the needs of year-end projects and tasks. I’ve noticed a few others, as well, around here that seem to be displaying some traits of this holiday-induced split personality disorder.

How do you stay connected to the positive feelings of the season? What tools do you have in place to disengage from the overwhelm, de-stress yourself and feel the joy?

One of my favorite things is to sing holiday songs. Yup, I’m a sucker for a good Christmas Carole. And when you think about it, it makes sense; most holiday songs are uplifting, focused on joy and peace and love. The songs at this time of year are, for me at least, a welcomed respite from the usual songs we hear throughout the year.

Now lets hear from our Carnival authors. I have a feeling you’re going to find some great tips for staying healthy and enjoying this holiday season fully!

First, Caroline Latham presents 5 Holiday Health Tips. From a 10-minute Spa Shower to Deep Breathing, these are simple, powerful tools to help you get through any stressful holiday obstacle that you might encounter.

Taking the time to look back on 2006 and ahead to 2007 can certainly help you ring in the New Year with clarity, focus and passion.

David, at the Glittering Muse, gives us this entry filled with wonderful Seasonal Poems, to help remind us of what is important this time of year. Poems are such powerful tools for keeping us out of our minds and anchoring us in our hearts – a wonderful place to be at this time of year!

And, in our final featured entry for this edition, I highly recommend that you head over to Zen Chill and read A Different Holiday Wish List by Raymond David Salas. David’s wish list serves to remind us all of what is truly important in this season, and at all times.
Now here are the best of the rest. All wonderful entries definitely worth a read.

Maria Yu presents Cost of Personal Development and Spiritual Growth.

Caroline Latham presents Two Feet of Free Therapy.

Vreni Gurd presents The Economics of Self-Awareness.

Aparna presents Tulsi (Basil) to cure skin problems.

Anna Farmery presents Widows Quest » Personal Reflection to Move from Survival to Living again.

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Is Mental Health Overrated?

That’s it. I hope you have enjoyed this holiday edition of the Carnival of Healing.

And you can view the archives and volunteer to host a future edition at the Carnival of Healing homepage.

May this holiday season be filled with peace, joy, and abundance.

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      6 Responses to “Carnival of Healing #65 – Holiday Edition”

      1. David on December 23rd, 2006 6:50 pm

        Ed, Thanks so much for the mention! Best wishes to you and yours for happy and peaceful holidays.


      2. Edward Mills on December 24th, 2006 9:03 am

        You’re very welcome, David. And thank you for the beautiful poems! Happy holidays.


      3. Hueina Su on December 24th, 2006 9:18 pm

        Hi Ed:

        Thank you for including me in this edition. Singing holiday songs with my kids is also one of my favorite holiday traditions. I look forward to reading your entry for next week’s Carnival at my blog.

        Happy Holidays!!!


      4. Caroline on December 24th, 2006 10:53 pm


        Thanks so much for hosting this carnival. I’ve really enjoyed reading the other articles.

        Have a great holiday!

      5. Edward Mills on December 25th, 2006 6:52 pm

        Hueina: Your very welcome. We had a great time singing holiday songs last night and all day today! I hope you did also!

        Caroline: You’re also very welcome. And thanks for your entry.


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