Dec 24, 2018
Carrie gathered three honest
friends to join her inside The Inner Circle to give their version
of what Christmas and the holidays mean to them. She welcomes
Heather Vos, Haley Mowat and Paul Plakas in to talk about the
magical and the special parts of Christmas, and also open up about
their own challenges within their families, dealing with loss and
grief, and unattainable holiday expectations. They talk about non
traditional Christmas activities that have filled them with true
joy, and invite us to shift from consumerism to kindness. It’s a
conversation about the realities of Christmas, from real people who
have some raw opinions they want to share.
What You’ll Hear in This Episode:
people who are courageous and prepared to have a frank conversation
about the holiday season! Carrie welcomes: Heather Vos (Creative in
Marketing for the Luxus Group), Paul Plakas (Personal Trainer at
Custom Fit for over 20 Years) and Haley Mowat, Creative Director of
Carrie Doll Consulting.
opens up about her Christmas this year, and navigating it while
being separated with two young children, ages 3 and 8.
- Heather’s story on the devastating loss in her
family of her Baba and her brother, and the way her mother stepped
up and continued to carry on traditions with love and hard
the process of grief and loss has turned into appreciation and
we can still remember and honor the old traditions as we are
building and creating new ones.
- Paul’s desire for a holiday that is less about
religion and consumerism, and more about kindness and
don’t need to spend a lot of money (or any at all!) on your gifts!
The group gives some great ideas that can show love and care
without breaking the bank.
it’s important to be kind year round, but especially at this time
of year, and how we can use our holidays to help others in
reminder that big conversations are best left when there isn’t wine
or eggnog being poured heavily.
what makes you happy. If it’s a big traditional Christmas, cool. If
it’s going to the movies or volunteering, that’s great
adulting of it all during Christmas is...different.”
mom continued to put hard work and love into it, and that was
inspiring it to me.”
- “Santa Claus was created by Coca
it’s in a joyful and loving spirit, then you do you.”
don’t need to spend money to get into the Christmas spirit, you
just need to be around people you like.”
kinder. It doesn’t have to be anything big. Even the small things
can have a big impact.”
are here to make other people feel good, and better their
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