Harmony for the Holidays

This year has been quite a ride. And I hope you are enjoying some much deserved time off with your loved ones.

And if you are like a lot of folks, the holidays mean family time, and family time can mean awkward or contentious conversation time. 

If that sounds like you, then I've compiled a few resources for you. And whether you read them on the plane, or while hiding inside your aunt's bathroom, these tips and fresh perspectives will help you make the most of your time together.

1) I've written quite a bit about how to stay centered when tough topics come up, and here are a few of my favorite pieces, including this one called, "The Persuasion Paradox (How Winning Sometimes Takes Letting Go of Winning)". 

2) Get inspired by this piece by Urban Confessional: How to listen when you disagree: A lesson from the Republican National Convention

3) And here's "Holidays or Hellidays: Tips for Conversations at Home" by Bob Stains. (Tip of the hat to NCDD on this one).

What are your top tips for connecting with relatives you disagree with, over the holidays? I'm all ears. 

Have a joyous one, in peace, justice, and gratitude.