Christmas spirit…

“He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree” Roy L. Smith


by Maria Mylona

As Christmas approaches, it’s especially interesting to discuss holiday gift-giving. It is a way to express our love and gratitude to our loved ones.

Gifts are a way to celebrate an event, show affection, and interest, or even apologize. The choice of gift should represent the values and interests of the person to whom it is addressed, as well as the person who buys it. So, think… what would cause great joy… However, it doesn’t necessarily have to be something material, something expensive. Surprises are what renew relationships. Shake up your routine with innovation and spontaneity.

Spoil your mates… with your heart!

Send flowers.

Write a love note.

Express your feelings… your weaknesses.

Forgive in words and deeds.

Use humor with tenderness.

Get joint activities, e.g. walking.

Take care of your garden together.

Cook your favorite food.

Listen to music, sharing your feelings about some songs.

Hug (reduces stress hormone and increases oxytocin).

Keep the romance alive by going on dates, just like when you first met.



Maria Mylona is a Psychologist and ex. Synthetic Psychotherapist. He is trained in Positive Psychology at Stanford University. He holds an MSc in Health Psychology from the University of Surrey and a BSc in Evolutionary Psychology from Empire College of the State University of New York. He is also certified in the application of Psychometric Tests by the University of Cambridge.