Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas - Desiderata

Merry Christmas to all of you … From the depths of my heart to yours …

Especially to those of you who, like me, are oceans away from their homeland, on Christmas day. We know, better than anyone possibly could, how much strength it takes to go through these holidays, watching the world around us rejoice and celebrate …

Draw peace and strength in the beauty of nature all around us … When I was a little girl, it was the sea, holding me, nurturing me lovingly in her embrace, drowning my tears and cradling me within the depths of its gentle essence …

Today, so far away from my beloved Mediterranean sea, I inhale deeply the scent of pine trees in the air, I look to the majesty of mountains, the quietness of the woods to remind myself the words of Max Ehrmann in his beautiful Desiderata:

“Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars. You have a right to be here.”

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About Genvièv St. Clair

GENVIÈV ST. CLAIR, Fellow and Former President of the Oregon Hypnotherapy Association, is an award-winning Board Certified Instructor with the NGH.

A Valedictorian from the Ivy League University of the Sorbonne in Paris, she graduated summa cum laude from the department of doctorates of one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world. With specialized training in forensic discovery, and years of expertise in the medical and legal fields, she acted as a communication liaison in complex and critical situations, including duties for the Department of Homeland Security, the US court system, and leading medical centers.

Featured on Discovery Channel, radio and television programs worldwide, Genvièv is the author of Zen in the Art of Survival, published in the best-selling series Chicken Soup for the Soul, as well as Diving into the Unsolved Mysteries of the Mind, Make a Friend of Fear, Meditation in Motion, Life Line, The Gift, Emotions, and countless magazine columns and articles on performance, achievement and success. Her story is featured in Chicken Soup to Inspire the Body and Soul – Motivation to get over the hump and on the road to a better life. She produces an educational health and wellness series on YouTube.

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