Tis the season where we find ourselves spending quite a bit of time with our friends, family, and coworkers, celebrating the holidays. It’s these final days of the year that set us up for the one ahead. Let’s give the gift of togetherness and focus on what unites us, rather than what divides us in 2020.

Here are some ideas to grow closer and stronger together during the holiday season and beyond!

1. A couples’ cooking class

A couple is any two people, whether you’re family, lovers or friends. There’s nothing like learning a new skill with someone to bring you closer together. Then, seal the deal when you taste test whatever you whipped up, especially when it’s a delicious dessert.

My World Registry provider, Wendee Daniels, knows what we mean. 
 
“It’s not about being perfect, only perfect for each other,” she says. “It’s about doing your best with what you have! Cooking together is for tuning into your intuition and listen to your body needs daily. You do it together, all the more fun! The food we eat together is meant to be enjoyable, nourishing, leaving us with a feeling of fulfillment and contentedness.”

2. Strengthen your family dynamics

Traveling together is one way to strengthen your bond with your family. Those who travel together stay together and here’s why: when we discover new things together for the first time and experience awe, wonder and discovery together, we are forever bonded in that experience. 

Why not travel to one of the most magical places on earth with the whole family? We suggest checking out Patagonia. 

“Home to the snow-capped peaks of the Andes and the crystal clear waters of the Seven Lakes, the Patagonian landscape is awe-inspiring. There’s so much to see and do – so whatever your age or ability, there’s certain to be something a for everyone. The family activities Patagonia has on offer are hugely varied. So, whether you want to explore the Patagonian wilderness, go around in kayaks, or trot on horse or ponies, you’re certain to have an unforgettable experience.”

3. Yoga for workplace wellness

It’s not all about friends and family. We spend a lot of time with our coworkers, too. That’s why it’s important to clock a few hours where you aren’t working on projects, but rather, on strengthening your team.

“Classes have an emphasis on mindfulness techniques that give employees the tools to handle stressful situations, nervousness, and anxiety by regulating the nervous system,” our resident yogi Raina Gradford says. “Investing in yoga classes for the workplace is investing in workplace performance!”

Read more about what Gradford has to offer here. 
Have other ideas on how we can grow closer together this year? Share them in the comments. Are you an experience provider? Reach out via email.