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The Priestess' 12 Days of Christmas

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It's the Twelve Days of Christmas like you've never known them before - and there isn't one single lord a-leaping!

After days - maybe months - of figuring out who to buy what for, how much to spend and where to get the bargains, Unitarian Universalist Minister Ann Keeler Evans came to last Friday's Happy Hour with something magical. Having suffered the heart-breaking loss of a sister just two months ago, Ann (also known as The Priestess) wrote the Twelve Days of Christmas and One Epiphany as her way of dealing with the challenges of celebrating a holiday season after loss.

In Ann's version of the "Twelve Days" there are no "swans a-swimming." Instead she talks about putting the merry back in Merry Christmas and the Happy in Happy New Year with 12 gentle expressions of joy. During each day, in this special poem, Ann suggests that you be deliberate about giving yourself a happy holiday. Write in a magical has common sense ways to tap your personal power and b

When it comes to 2014, Ann sees the new year as a baby - one that's coming whether no matter what. Instead of dreading it, Ann shows you how to open your arms and embrace it. And all days lead to the Epiphany on January 6 - and please! It's not the newly common use of the epiphany!

And now, as a special treat for Friday Happy Hour listeners, the Twelve Days of Christmas and One Epiphany is Ann Keeler Evans’ Christmas gift to you! You can read it online or download it for yourself or others to read. Go to sacredvillage.org.

To all who celebrate the birth of Jesus: Merry Christmas!

Read more about last Friday's Happy Hour with Annmarie Kelly in the post show wrap-up: Friday Happy Hour

Annmarie Kelly is passionate about victory – yours! She helps women - like you - become leaders in your life or in business or get a fresh start and a second chance at life. Working with younger boomers and GenXers, Annmarie shows them how to take advantage of their natural “power surge” to reinvent themselves and successfully start over after a life transition. Annmarie is a motivational speaker, author of Victorious Woman! Shaping Life’s Challenges into Personal Victories and Victory by Design and host of the Friday Happy Hour with Annmarie Kelly on WCHE 1520am/www.WCHE1520.com. She presents keynotes and workshops to women in associations, corporate leadership groups and retreats, at women’s professional development conferences and for social organizations. Contact Annmarie at Annmarie@VictoriousWoman.com or 610.738.8225.

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