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Here’s my selection of the absolute best articles to help you heal and shine and be a beacon of light for others.

I’m including a selection of articles to encourage those who feel fear, depression, and uncertainty during this U. S. presidential transition.  I’m having those feelings sometimes too.  However, I felt hope seeing people of all different faiths, backgrounds, and colors as I traveled over the holiday and know this is the time to commit to equality and justice for all.

Near the end,  there’s a few links, including a few of my own articles, to help you get a hold on the holidays before they get a hold on you.

On the movie scene > I highly recommend The Dark Horse, a story of hope, community, and empowerment.  For an infusion of joy, see Trolls, Find Your Happy Place.  These look so provocative! I’ve put them on my watch list >  5 Documentaries That Will Inspire Minimalism

For Holiday Sanity

I know, the list is way too long this time.  But I hope you find something here that makes a positive difference in your life.

Which articles spoke to you? I would love to hear.  

Thank you for being here.  If you enjoyed this article, please share it with others, every share makes a big difference.  Thank you!  May you be well, happy, and safe – always. With love, Sandra


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  1. Thanks for sharing such a great list Sandra…I think Elizabeth Gilbert usually has something to say that’s worthwhile me hearing. So that will be my pick. 🙂

    And I like the infusion of joy idea with your movie picks…will definitely check them out.

    • Hello Elle,

      Princess Poppy from Trolls has definitely effected my life in a positive way. Completely into hugging, singing, and dancing. Whatever you check out, enjoy!

  2. Wow, this is a long and thoughtful list of resources Sandra. Thank you for including mine in among them.

    Well you won’t have to twist my arm to watch Trolls 🙂 and I’ll look forward to making my way through the rest of the list slowly. Much love!

    • Oh my goodness, another Troll fan. I’m in love with Princess Poppy and definitely incorporating her hugging protocol. It is a long list this time, Liz. Sometimes, I just can’t resist. As always, I’m happy to including your articles which always help us to live more authentically.

  3. I shared several of the articles on my FB page, and want to go back and read more! The list of books on racism is amazing and I know I won’t read them all but maybe a few that really surprised me. Thanks for all of this, Sandra. I haven’t been to a movie in years but Trolls tempts me, especially since I have a collection of the little buggars! 🙂
    Love to you!

    • Hello Dear Jean,

      So glad this list resonated with you. I thought that book list was amazing too. There’s so much more I need to learn about racism. Trolls was so fun for me. Lots of love and hugs in the movie.

  4. What a great list Sandra. I look forward to reading many of the articles. Thanks for sharing it with us!

  5. Thank you for pulling together a wonderful collection for us to peruse. I know what I’m doing in my downtime today.

  6. Great list of inspiration articles and books- the one on 18 books was interesting as Des is a History buff and comes from a political family and his knowledge on American history is amazing- yes Trump touched Australia maybe in ways we would rather not come any further to the fore. going to check ut your movies and docs. xxx

  7. Long but beautiful list I NEED to dig into 🙂
    Thank you for all you do.
    xoxo, Z~

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