Holidays can bring up mixed emotions – with the bustle of the season, shorter daylight hours and cooler temperatures there are many factors at play that can impact our mood. Adding to the mix family gatherings, or the lack thereof, can bring about a longing for something different or grieving for what no longer is. As much as this time of year can foster connection and joy, it can also conjure feelings of loneliness, despair, and disappointment.
The major December holidays are behind us. Now you can breathe, right? Unless you need to clean up piles of packaging from presents, clean the house after having guests, wash endless loads of laundry…oh and plan for New Year’s Eve, right? Sometimes we’re so focused… Read More »Managing Post-Holiday Stress
This holiday season comes with a slew of new stressors we have not had to address before. There are a number of families out there who decided to “skip Thanksgiving so that we can be together at Christmas.” But as cases, hospitalizations, and deaths continue to… Read More »Holidays 2020 Style: How to Enjoy the Holidays During a Pandemic