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November 20, 2006

20 Nov
Thanksgiving is a lot of people’s favorite holiday. It’s mine too. I love the way the whole house smells more and more delicious as the turkey roasts, and how salivating offspring keep coming by the kitchen..
Greetings! It seems like Thanksgiving is a lot of people’s favorite holiday. It’s mine too.

I love the way the whole house smells delicious and how my salivating offspring keep coming by the kitchen, looking to pilfer some tasty bit or other as they wait for dinner to manifest… I also like the after-dinner time, when everyone can kind of laze around in a mellow, tryptophan-induced haze, watch football (which I can’t really follow very well, but I love the sound of it in the background nonetheless) and keep going back to the fridge to pick at this or that.

There’s something very permissive and forgiving about Thanksgiving… maybe because it’s not a religious holiday, and so whatever inherent tensions, guilt, crankiness or divisiveness that normally exist over those issues are absent. There are no events you have to be at, really, so people can go their own way, perhaps visit old high school friends or just hang out. In addition, there are lame movies to be seen en famille, and more pie crust to pick at, not to mention mesmerizing, cozy fires in the fireplace to stare into… I guess it could be lots of things that make Thanksgiving such a fine time.

The entire team at Health Journeys joins me in wishing you all the very best holiday, filled with whatever you want most.

All best,
Belleruth Naparstek

Psychotherapist, author and guided imagery pioneer Belleruth Naparstek is the creator of the popular Health Journeys guided imagery audio series. Her latest book on imagery and posttraumatic stress, Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal (Bantam Dell), won the Spirituality & Health Top 50 Books Award