It’s easy to feel sad and lonely if you are spending Christmas alone. I would guess that, in our 60 years of life, almost everyone has spent at least one holiday season by themselves. There are, of course, lots of reasons that this might be the case.

Whether you have lost a loved one or you live far away from your family, that empty chair at the dinner table can be a reminder of happier times. You may have even come to associate the holidays with loneliness and isolation. It certainly doesn’t make things easier that we are bombarded with marketing images of happy families, gifts and warm dinners around this time of the year.

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There are millions of women and men around the world in a similar situation. Just like every situation, we can choose how to respond. What are you going to do?

Perhaps you can get outside and explore your town or city. Or, maybe you can visit a neighbour and try to appreciate the simple things in life. Now is the time to reflect on the beauty of life in all its simplicity.

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Be gentle with yourself today and give yourself some positive self-talk. Some of the greatest breakthroughs in life come from moments when you feel the most vulnerable and alone. Trust in yourself – it really is all going to be ok. I am here with you, along with thousands of your Sixty and Me sisters. Even if we are miles apart, we are together in spirit.

Are you spending this Christmas alone? What are you planning to do? What advice would you give to the other women in our community who may be spending the holidays alone? Please add your thoughts in the comments section.

If you are spending Christmas alone this year, I recorded this short video message for you.

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