I love that Inner Fire lets me write articles about non-materialism, even though it would help the company’s bottom line more if we gave each other nothing but clever tank tops and exuberant yoga tights during the holidays. Here’s a quote from my recent article, How To Give Presence During The Holidays:
There is nothing wrong with giving and receiving presents; according to Gary Chapman, author of The Five Love Languages book series, “for some people, what makes them feel most loved is to receive a gift.” However, Chapman explains that others do not understand or express love by receiving or giving material things; they would take a word of praise, a warm hug, or family storytime in front of the fireplace over all the gifts in the world. A strong focus on gifts during the holidays can leave these people feeling drained and unfulfilled.
Read the full article over at Inner Fire to get some non-physical gift ideas to nourish your loved ones’ souls.