Am I Out of Control?

I recently posted an article about how to deal with a toxic family over the holidays. But what if you are contributing to the problem? Let’s take a look at how you can reframe the situation so that things stay safe and calm for everyone. Am I Out of Control? Few people are truly out […]

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Surviving the Holidays With a Toxic Family

I often talk about the importance of family ties. Family is important to one’s sense of self, connection, and happiness. Yet when our family is not healthy, navigating our lives around them is hard. Surviving the holidays with a toxic family can be overwhelming. Here are some ideas to help with that. What Do You […]

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How to Beat the Holiday Blues

With Christmas only a week away, the holiday rush is in full swing. For some this means running around buying things that they can’t afford. It could mean packing in activities in an already over scheduled calendar. Some eat too much of the wrong things. Some drink too much. Some get overwhelmed with regret of […]

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Avoid the Holiday Blues

For some people, the holidays aren’t a time of family, happiness, cheer, and feasting. It’s a time of depression, isolation, and headaches. If you are one of the people who have more anxiety than joy at this time of year, what can you do to avoid the holiday blues? No Comparisons One of the most […]