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Tip Tuesday – Lighten Up

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This Friday the 21st will be the shortest and darkest day of the year so I encourage you to “lighten up”! Invest in good light bulbs that give off a nice sunny glow, and turn your dimmers up to make your home welcoming and bright. Pull out those candles that you are “saving” and actually burn them to warm your home! And, if you are like me, you will keep the festive tree lights on ALL day too!

Another way to “lighten up” is to consciously eat a bit cleaner during these days of over indulgences. Whenever I am not at a party or event this season, I try to make healthy choices to balance out the excesses of cookies, stuffing, and bubbly that the holidays bring.

Finally, perhaps try to “lighten up” your encounters with others. Think the best of others. Let someone into your lane or checkout line with a sincere smile. This can be a difficult time of year for some people. Offer your positive energy and see what happy feelings a benevolent attitude towards loved ones and strangers can generate.

What light can YOU bring to the end of December? Together we can make these cold, dark days a bit lighter. May your next few days be merry and bright!