Not to worry you, but did you know it’s less than 2 weeks until Christmas? Ack!

If I freaked you out, I apologize. I nearly gave myself a panic attack when I realized it myself.

But then, I thought about something. As you’re racing through the stores to find the “perfect” gift for your children or thumbing through cookbooks for the “perfect” Christmas dinner, think back to your Christmases in the past.

When I recalled my holidays as a child, I don’t remember what we ate for dinner or what toys I got. Somehow the holidays are wrapped up in a pretty bow of imperfection, of days that I fought and made up with a parent, or the quiet time spent with a spouse. I was surprised that not even the image of a Christmas tree made it into my top holiday memories. Only the moments spent with others, even my pet dog, made it to my list.

In the end, it’s the feeling you get that counts.

I hope that you’ll remember that in these next few hectic weeks and find peace and relief in knowing that you don’t have to aspire to perfection to have a perfectly imperfect holiday.

And enjoy our fabulous five posts this week!

Ron Artest To Donate NBA Salary To Mental Health Charities

(Celebrity Psychings) – Here’s an inspiring story to lift your spirits during the holiday season. NBA champ Ron Artest has already done a lot of praise worthy things and some of them have been mention in previous Celebrity Psychings posts. But this is a wower! Check out why his story is making our best of the best this week.

Creative But Insecure

(The Creative Mind) – You wouldn’t think that creative and highly talented people would be insecure would you? After all, why would people like John Lennon or Nobel Prize laureate poet and writer Czeslaw Milosz, have anything to feel bad about? But the reverse is usually true. Read the truth behind the relationship between creativity and low self-esteem.

Costa Rican Happiness

(Anxiety & OCD Exposed) – Don’t have a lot of money this year to spend on luxury gifts? Here’s the reason why money can’t buy happiness. A lesson learned from beautiful Costa Rica.

Body Image Inspiration From “The Beauty Of Different”

(Weightless) – Having a rough day? Week? Month? Whether or not you have body image issues, this post sprinkled with positive quotes will inspire you and fill you up.

Self-Aware? Or Lost in Space?

Managing Depression Skillfully – Could you be the cause of your own depression? It seems that being too focused on your internal thoughts could get you there. Learn more about what being too self-aware can do and find out how to get out of your head and back to what’s going on around you.