The holiday craziness is approaching and I find myself wanting to retreat inward even more these days. How do you handle the stress of the holidays, or regular days for that matter!? I know I have a unique situation here being on my own with no kids. It makes it easier to find quiet time…lol, there is actually only quiet around here. All joking aside, the older I get the more quiet and down time I need. I think it is so important in order to balance the stress and hard challenges we face everyday. What is my point? I want you to think about your days, do you set aside any time for yourself? Even something as simple as sitting by yourself with a cup of coffee in the morning instead of trying to slurp it down while the kids are running around or drinking it in the car on your way to work. Setting aside a couple of minutes a day to clear your mind (don’t obsess about all of the thing you have to do) will quietly replenish your soul and make it easier to handle your day. The funny thing is the more time you make for yourself and the quiet, the more you will find yourself wanting more of it. It is your soul calling you home. Take a minute and try to listen to what it is trying to say to you.