Anna Brown joins me this week to talk about navigating family gatherings, the theme this month on the Living Joyfully Network. With the holiday season ramping up, it’s a great time to explore how we choose to engage in larger family celebrations, but the ideas are definitely be applicable throughout the year, from birthday parties to weddings to family reunions.
Anna and I talk about making choices about how our gatherings will look over time, the fun work of preparing for events, and the joyful presence with which we can show up. We also discuss how these extended family gatherings can bring up difficult conversations and strong emotions, and offer some tools and ideas to navigate those. I hope you find our conversation helpful!
- Attending family gatherings is truly a choice.
- It’s fun to play with traditions!
- Ideas to help set the stage for an enjoyable gathering.
- The value of showing up with a joyful, fun, and grounded presence.
- What if things go sideways?
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