December is upon us!  That final month of the year that always seems to sneak up on us so quickly.  We’re glad you are choosing to share your December with us at Unconditionally Her!


The past few Decembers I have been reminded about the importance of presence during the season of presents. Being fully present and mindful is a gift we give ourselves and those we love.  My hope is for all who want it, a season of mindful presence.   For now, I’ll share a resource for those who may need a little extra help in this area.  We’ll have more on that topic in the new year as we continue our nine-part health and wellness series, as mindfulness is a part of the multiple dimensions of health and well-being.  For now, check out for some great resources on mindfulness, including an article that gives examples of five free apps. There are plenty of others out there, so have fun exploring!


This month Unconditionally Her will bring our readers plenty of recipes and special sips to make your December and upcoming New Year’s holiday special.   Contributor Sue Paist has an amazing Oatmeal Cranberry Christmas Cookie recipe and another for Pumpkin Coffee Cake she will be sharing with our readers, and founder Karen Shayne will be sharing a sure-to-please White Christmas Martini recipe.  And speaking of food, my nine-part series on health and wellness focuses on food and nourishment this month as part three in the series, and includes some resources for mindful eating, which is right in line with being mindful and present during the season – food and eating is just another way we can do that.    Cindy Small, one of our reader favorite columnists, shares about small joys and how to find them, and we’ll hear from contributor Denise Sissom with a special feature on blessings.  We’ll get motivated and inspired with Leanne Jamison and get in touch with our faith along the way with some beautiful stories of love and hope.


Enjoy the month of December with us at Unconditionally Her!  Happy Holiday’s everyone.  We’re sure glad you are here.


Be Encouraged, Be Empowered, Be Inspired – Be Unconditionally YOU!