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Reclaiming the Holidays

When Nov 14, 2011
from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Decorah Public Library
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Contact Phone 563-382-3717
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Stressed about the upcoming holiday season?


Come to Decorah Public Library Monday November 14 at 7 p.m. to participate in “Reclaiming the Holidays,” a free adult program about creating meaningful and environmentally friendly holidays. 


Program participants will receive practical and inspiring information as well as having opportunities for dialogue and idea-sharing. The hope is that when focus is on meaning rather than busyness and buying, the holidays will be more enjoyable and the environment will benefit as well.


Research finds that people are happier and feel more satisfied with their lives when they prioritize goals of personal growth, self acceptance, close relationships with family and friends, and contributing to their communities. This is in contrast to behaviors that focus on external rewards (like money and possessions) and other peoples’ opinions.


Anyone who is tired of trying to get approval from others during the holidays, who is frustrated by the focus on materialism, or who is simply looking for a new and creative approach to the season should consider attending the program.


The “Reclaim Your Holidays: Practical Ways to Create Meaning” program was developed by the center for Energy and Environmental Education at UNI and is hosted by the Winneshiek County Conservation Board.  The program is free and open to the public.  No registration necessary.