Decorations in department stores in September. The argument of when it’s acceptable to listen to Christmas music and hunt out the tree. Plus of course, stressful last minute shopping, crowded streets and a lot of waste - both packaging and money-wise. Christmas is getting an increasingly bad rep, but it doesn’t need to, according to Beth Kempton.
An award-winning self-help author and entrepreneur, her books have been translated into 24 languages, and boast the titles Freedom Seeker: Live More. Worry Less. Do What You Love and Wabi Sabi: Japanese Wisdom for a Perfectly Imperfect Life. Now, she’s helping us avert Christmas stress, instead focusing on having a mindful festive season, enjoying the buildup to the 25th.
Full of practical advice and inspirational anecdotes, Calm Christmas and a Happy New Year is available right now, and we’ve asked the author some questions to help us all fall back in love with this magical time of year.