Here is our 12 step guide for surviving the holidays and (hopefully) feeling somewhat wiser.


Aphorism No.7

Why have a tree? Why sing Carols? The point of rituals is to make space in our lives for pleasures that aren’t as addictive as sugar, phones or video games. The gentle light and the smell of pine are really very nice. It’s actually wonderful to hum along with our cousins — but without the ritual as reminder, we might never get around to it.