With the name Holly you cannot even imagine the number of holiday socks, ornaments, trinkets, and cards I get. Let me begin by saying I am NOT a Christmas, or holiday baby either. I’m often telling people “Holly’s the name, holidays are the game.” I do happen to love the holidays. That time of year when everyone pretends to be happy, and joy filled. Yet when honest we all know that just beyond the surface of the Santa hats, menorahs and gifts is a little exhaustion, and fear.

As the hustle and bustle of the holiday season rapidly approaching and you feel the energy of exhaustion setting in remember you are the light. When you see the menorahs going up remember you do not have to be Jewish to recognize the light in you. As you witness the holiday trees full of colored lights and the homes in your neighborhood going up on the houses remember you are One in that light.

At the holidays we do not even have the opportunity to do nothing. We must remember we are One in our one-ness as a spirit. May you enjoy a holiday season just a little less stressful this year. In the spirit of Stop Doing Nothing, this season. Give yourself a little break. Take one thing off your “to do” list so you can simply be with the energy of love that surrounds the holiday season.

Let me know, what will you take off your “to do” list this year to simply become a little happier. Send me an email at: [email protected].

Me, I think I’ll take putting up that second tree off my to do list. One is probably enough.

Love and light,



HollyDuckworth, CAE, CMP is CEO of Leadership Solutions International as consultant, speaker and facilitator on leadership and spirituality.

Author of Ctrl+Alt+Believe: Reboot Your Association For Success, Holly is a columnist for MeetingsNet/IdeaExchange on the meetings industry and writes a regular international column on the future of spirituality in business for Science of Mind Magazine. She lives in Denver Colorado Learn more at www.hollyduckworth.com, on LinkedIn and follow her on twitter @hduckworth