Illustration by Maurice Sendak from Open House for Butterflies

Happy Holidays Everyone!

As you wrap up the year and head out to family or brace yourselves for visitors, imagine how and when you will take some time for yourself.

Even if you feel rejuvenated by the social gatherings, see if you can carve out an hour or more to let your ideas for 2018  bubble up with some quiet time.

Volunteer to do an errand, take the dog for a walk, or simply disappear when no one is looking. In our busy workday, we spend far too little time allowing our thoughts to bob and weave, shifting and circling without the pressure to produce a decision or next step. Even a thoughtful nap will do you good.

Then, we can all send 2017 out and welcome 2018 in with new enthusiasm!