How I Celebrate Christmas As An Atheist

I’ll be keeping this (reasonably) short and (hopefully) sweet — because I know you’ve other things to be doing with your time this week — but I wanted to talk about how I celebrate Christmas as an atheist. Obviously, atheists don’t subscribe to the ‘birth of Christ’ belief. But, as well as that, some people feel that atheists have no right to celebrate the season at all, or that it’s somehow hypocritical or “cheating”. Me? I feel that Christmas can be for everyone, not just for Christians. How and why I celebrate Christmas as an atheist: For me, Christmas is… More ->

10 Ways To Reduce Stress This Christmas

It’s hard to stay sane over your sprouts at this time of year. The festivities can be a financial drain, and families gathered together around an open fire can lead to feuds. So let’s reduce that blood pressure this holiday season, shall we? Today, I’m sharing my top 10 ways to reduce stress this Christmas. Ready? Let’s go-ho-ho. Ways to reduce stress this Christmas — SAVING TIME (& MONEY) 1. Card writing You don’t need to write eleventy billion cards — I’m pretty sure the teacher you had in third class won’t even notice. You may still feel obliged to… More ->

Christmas Gift Ideas (That Are Clutter-free!)

Clutter-Free Christmas Gift Ideas

Gift ideas (or lack thereof) got you in a tizz? Fear not, HowToGYST is here to help! Christmas is coming! Christmas is coming! Deck the halls and decorate the tree! Sing carols and hang stockings! Ring the bells and wrap the presents! Or, at least, that’s what it’s supposed to be like, right? Instead, it’s more of a panicked frenzy when you can’t find the perfect present for your loved one, so you end up getting more or less the same thing you got last year. (Bath & body lotion set, anyone?) But all that’s about to change! AND, because… More ->

CHALLENGE: 16 Things I Want To Do Before 2016

16 things I want to do before 2016 -- challenge

I don’t want to worry you but the end of the year is just around the corner. *gulp* Having said that, these last two months are my favourite time of year (with the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day being the pinnacle) because the new year brings new promise and new opportunities. I feel excited and motivated, and eager to challenge myself so I can round out the current year on a high. So when I saw that Kara over at BohoBerry.com had posted a picture of her “16 before 2016” list, I knew it was perfect for me.… More ->