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Kriss Lumsden Author of Moon Manifesting Guest

The Night Shift is proud to welcome Kriss Lumsden to the show this Tuesday, 12/13 at 7:00 PM Eastern time. Kriss is the author of the Moon Manifesting Planner. We are going to be talking about the cycles of the moon, their astrological signs and how they can impact you. As we are all getting ready to release the things that no longer serve us from 2016 and embrace our intentions for 2017 the moon cycles can be a huge ally in letting go and creating what we would like to bring into our lives. Looking at all of this from an astrological perspective assists us even more.

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I have decided that Grief is like a monster I would see in a horror movie that at times threatens to swallow me whole. As the shock of my husband’s passing wears off, the holidays approach, and the realization of him truly being gone sets in there are times Grief is my constant companion. Lurking with his stinky breath right over my shoulder. Feeding on my tears and sadness.
I recently read an article on grief by Steve Wentworth and he describes how you can feel like you are standing on the precipice of a bottomless chasm and nothing can fill the void. What he suggests is rather than focusing on the loss, focus on memories of happy times with your loved one. So that is what I am going to do.

Here is one memory I came up with. The first year we were married I decided it would be great fun to cut down our own Christmas tree. To say my husband was not handy is an understatement but he agreed to go. It was a cold frosty winter’s day in Buffalo and we set out to a local Christmas tree farm. My husband was carrying a small hatchet and was as usual not dressed properly. He had not boots on, a light jacket and that was about it. I found the perfect tree and my husband gazed skeptically at it thinking it may be too big. I immediately replied it was just the right size and he pointed out to me that these trees look smaller when surrounded by 12′ trees. I insisted this was the one I wanted and he chopped it down with his hatchet. Now mind you I am saying hatchet not axe or saw so this took quite a bit of time. I can picture him now swinging it wildly and swearing at the same time. He finally chopped it down, tied it to the top of the car and home we went. We carried it up to the apartment and it barely fit through the door. There was no way it could stand straight up as it was way too tall. “Yes I was right.” my husband grumbled and pulled out his trusty hatchet. He shaved a good 2′ off the tree and up it went. One of the things we did not notice out in the forest was that my perfect tree had a decided kink in the trunk. The next challenge was getting it straight in the stand. The swearing continued and we finally got it up right. As I type this I find myself chuckling. My husband promised this was the Last year he was cutting down any tree and indeed it was.

This week on The Night Shift, 12/6 at 7:00 PM Eastern we will talk about happy times spent with our departed loved ones. Share stories that bring a laugh or two. Join us in the Facebook chat room or right here on our w4cy chat. Mini readings with the card of the week as well! Miss the live broadcast don’t forget to check out the podcast on iHeart radio.

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Holiday Bucket List

I know most of the time when we think of a bucket list we think of it meaning things we would like to do before we die. To be clear I am not talking about that. I am talking about creating a list of things that you would like to accomplish prior to your holiday and doing your best to make it happen. It can be a stressful time of year so the list would be designed to nurture yourself, get in touch with your inner child, and keep the bah humbugs away.

Now is the perfect time to create this list as Thanksgiving is behind us and all thoughts are on the fastly approaching holidays. Remember the key words in creating this list are fun and joy. Here are some suggestions:

  • Get a real Christmas tree and decorate it the way you remember doing it as a child. Find some old fashioned lights, string popcorn, hang candy canes.
  • Go Caroling
  • Take an afternoon to spend in a bookstore. Get your favorite hot beverage and find some favorite or new holiday book.  Read the book and immerse yourself in the holiday spirit.
  • Have a spa treatment.  This can be a simple manicure, pedicure or go for the works and take a day to just celebrate yourself.
  • Buy yourself a present. Have it gift wrapped and put it under the tree
  • Get your picture taken with Santa Claus.
  • Buy scented candles that remind you of holidays past. I feel fragrance is the best reminder of fun times.
  • Pop some popcorn and binge watch all your favorite Christmas shows. From Charlie Brown’s Christmas to Frosty the Snowman.
  • Create a wacky video Holiday Greeting and share it with family and friends.
  • Look at photos of your childhood holidays. Are there things in these you could recreate? Like a favorite toy or food.
  • Buy yourself a toy. Wrap it and put in under the tree from Santa Claus.
  • Send yourself or buy yourself a bouquet of holiday flowers.

Maybe reading this you are sighing thinking “I only wish I had the time to do this.” I am inviting you to make your best effort. Even if your list is short it will remind you that these days can be much more than just being frantic. That you deserve to have fun and enjoy yourself.

Join me Tuesday, November 29 at 7:00 PM for The Night Shift and we will talk about the Christmas Bucket List. I will be giving away a signed copy of my book Songs of My Life…Slightly Out of Tune to one lucky listener.  I will be doing mini readings and I would love to have you in the Facebook chat as well

Remember too if you miss the live broadcast you can catch the podcast replay on iHeart radio.