MEANING IN THE MANGER: Insight into Christmas’ Most Popular Scene

Posted by Rachel Urbina on Dec 19, 2018 12:00:00 PM


The manger scene is one of the most iconic scenes in the world. It is easily recognizable to people of almost every nation, tribe, and tongue, and though it is a subtle picture, it loudly speaks one word to all who behold it: Christmas.  Whether your nativity set is life-sized or miniature, brand new or passed down, let’s take a moment to pause and consider this well known Christmas scene.

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Topics: Holidays, Christmas, Perspective

Top 10 Christmas Activities for the Family in San Diego

Posted by Rachel Urbina on Dec 6, 2018 4:00:00 PM

There is no doubt that the Christmas season brings joy, excitement, wonder, and gratitude into our lives. However, sometimes the most wonderful time of the year is also fraught with long to-do lists, busy schedules, and stress.  While you may find yourself grasping for more time in each day, remember to take a minute (or two) to invest in the memories that will last long after the lights are taken down and the batteries on the toys run out.  If you are local to San Diego or just visiting for the holidays, here are a few festive things to do with your family that will keep you in awe and wonder this holiday season.

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Topics: Holidays, Family, Christmas, Fun

Falling for Fall: A Healthy Perspective of the Holiday Season

Posted by Rachel Urbina on Oct 25, 2018 4:00:00 PM


As the holiday season approaches, do you find that looking at your calendar brings a sense of anxiety as you focus on the many to-do’s and get togethers that accompany this time of year?  Unfortunately familiarity with the holidays has the potential to breed a lack of appreciation for what they truly stand for.  As busy as this full and festive season can become, let’s look at a few ways we can change our mindsets into ones of appreciation and thankfulness this time of year.

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Topics: Holidays, Thankfulness, Perspective

The Beauty of Easter

Posted by Jamie Urbina on Apr 14, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Easter Sunday. For some, this holiday may conjure up thoughts of bunnies, easter egg hunts, pastel argyle and ham. My earliest memories of Easter are very much the same including having to wear the world’s most uncomfortable outfit my parents could find and usually matching my brothers. Although the experience of Easters past may have formed all of these fun memories, it’s the true meaning of Easter that makes this holiday truly memorable and special.

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Topics: Holidays

25 Ways To Celebrate Christmas With Your Family in San Diego

Posted by Melissa Smith on Dec 16, 2016 4:00:00 PM

Let's be honest... Christmas really is the “most wonderful time of the year,” but that doesn't mean it's absent of much business and stress.  It is really important that families make time for each other and create special memories together that will enhance our Joy of Christmas and last us a lifetime!

There are many ways you can do this.  How about “25 Days of Christmas?”  Your family could make a point of doing something together every day of December to celebrate, create, and keep fun and lasting traditions even when life is hectic and there are so many other obligations. 

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Topics: Holidays