Chant or rant? Surviving the most wonderful time of the year

If the holidays leave you more stressed than centered, some experts say daily meditation sessions can help. The only question: Who has time to meditate when it takes 20 minutes just to find parking at the mall?

Perhaps a more practical approach is Immediate Gratification Meditation. Try these tongue-in-cheek chants to maintain your serenity — or at least your sanity — all season long.

Holiday Mantra 1:

“I see the best in all houseguests.”

When hosting overnight guests, you’ll want to make them feel at home. And when they feel too much at home, you’ll want . . .

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