It often seems everywhere you look during the holidays there is food. Unfortunately it is often not food that is friendly to those watching what we eat no matter the reason. You can go through the holidays feeling depressed and angry because of what you can no longer eat or you can come to the realization that life does not stop because what you eat has changed. Neither does the ability to celebrate. There are things you can do this holiday season to focus on other ways of celebrating.
1. Center your celebration on the lessons or stories of the holidays you celebrate.
2. Center your holiday party on an activity other than eating.
3. Go caroling.
4. Devote your time and yourself to charity and good works.
5. Go on a holiday light tour.
6. Attend local festivals and pageants.
7. Engage in your favorite outdoor activity.
8. Decorate your house.
9. Develop your own special holiday tradition.
No matter what holiday you celebrate or in what way, don’t forget the celebrating. Make the holidays a time of joy — sing, dance, celebrate light and life! Remember, it isn’t always about food!
More ideas, recipes, and ways to celebrate that do not include food may be found in my holiday book Have Yourself a Healthy Little Holiday, available at Espirational Books and the Kindle Store. For those looking for gluten free recipes, all of my recipes are naturally gluten free or include gluten free options. Remember proceeds from Espirational Books go toward keeping Espirational.com and Espirational.org up and running.
Rogene Robbins is an artist, writer, student of positive thinking and spirituality and home cook who has been living and cooking gluten free for eight years. She focuses on the positive aspects of gluten free living and using creativity to improve quality of life. Rogene is the author of Have Yourself a Healthy Little Holiday and The Gluten Free Good Life available at Espirational Books and the Kindle Store.