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Happy Holidays: Families and Complications

As our families get more complicated, so do the holidays. Most modern families no longer consist of Mom, Dad, 2.5 kids, and one or two adoring grandparents. Instead, you’re dealing with ex-spouses, their new partners, and a mix of children, step-children, and various half-brothers and sisters. With that, a lot of complications get added to your already busy holiday schedule. …

The Spirit of the Season: Make a Gratitude List

Sometimes, you may forget the little things that you’re grateful for in your life. However, if you have them in plain sight, it can help you reinforce your gratefulness — especially during the holiday season. Why not write these things down on a gratitude list, and keep them close to you? If you find that you’re overwhelmed by negative feelings, …

8 Tips To Better Handle Holiday Stress

How is the holiday season treating you so far? The holiday season is an opportunity to spend time with family and friends, to take some time off work, or even escape for a winter getaway. For all the joy and fun, though, so comes the holiday stress. The expectations of social events, gift shopping, and entertaining guests can become too …

Healthy Holiday Potluck: Bring a Healthy Dish

In the weeks before the holidays, it seems that we are often invited to one or more parties and/or family get-togethers every other night. Therefore, we are faced with unhealthy options at many of these functions. In a previous post, we looked at how to maintain your healthy eating habits during the busy holiday season. Now we are going to look at …