“I was just shocked to see how people could behave this way, at a time of year that is supposed to celebrate togetherness and good will. The events just remind us how out of hand our obsession with buying the next new gadget and electronic has gotten,” says Epp, who is also a family counsellor. “What’s the message we’re sending to children about holiday spirit when we behave like this? I think people need to take this opportunity to really think about what our priorities are for this Christmas season. Spending quality time with family friends – that’s what we should really be focusing on!”
In her work as an author, Epp has used her writing to express just those values. The importance of family relationships is a central theme guiding her acclaimed children’s book, The Magical Horses. Beate is currently touring schools with her book and working with children on art projects.
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