How to Have a More Graceful Holiday


The holidays are a time for joy and gratitude. But why does it sometimes feel hard to celebrate?

So many obligations. Over spending. Over eating. Over drinking. Over partying. And probably worst of all, family drama.

Before you even realize what’s going on, your buttons are pushed, conversation gets heated, and you end up with an emotional hangover.

What if you could break the pattern and have a more graceful holiday this time?

To offer you some support, with practical tips and wisdom and insight that only comes from personal experience, please head over to this episode of the Rich Roll podcast. Rich and Julie are two of the people I admire the most on this planet. I simply cannot recommend them enough.

Wish you have a great holiday, and talk to you soon!

P.S. Don’t forget to check out the Paint Your Heart and Soul 2017 art course, and grab it at the Early Bird price before it expires in a few days!


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We’ve received almost 60 entries!

Today, my 6-year-old has helped me draw the name of the winner.

And the winner is Kendra! Congratulations!

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Earlier this year, I told you about my mentor Melinda Cootsona, a Californian artist’s e-course, Own Your Colors. It was sold out so fast that many of you told me that you missed out.

The great news is that Melinda is launching Part 2 of Own […]

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