(first published in newsletter December 21 edition)
Christmas is next week. How are you doing?
I hope you’re having an awesome holiday season with not a cloud in the sky, but for many of us, Christmas is a tough time.
And maybe it’s because New Years looms—with all of its pressure to look back, reevaluate, and set those dreaded resolutions—that it also tends to be a season that shines a harsh light on the gap between reality and our dreams.
Christmas movies love diving into this stuff.
The endless flood of holiday romances, with or without kids in the picture, unpack the longing for love (and freedom from family and societal expectations) and a desire to return to a childlike place of belief.
We dream our prince will come . . .
Or our dead-end career will be replaced by something we love—that also makes us super-successful . . .... Read more