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Blue Christmas

When The Holidays Bring The Memory Of Loss

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 12.24.2016 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

I have watched many people go through the holidays, trying to cope with complicated emotions. Many are mourning what their families never were, are not now or never will be capable of being. Sexual abuse, alcoholism and drug abuse, even neglect or emotional estrangement becomes more poignant.

What To Do When The Holidays Hurt

John Pavlovitz | Posted 12.22.2016 | Religion
John Pavlovitz

There's nothing quite like the holiday season to ratchet up the pressure we feel, not only to have it all together, but to wrap it in lights and tinsel and broadcast it in a heavily filtered Instagram pic. We feel more compelled than ever to feel good, and more guilty than ever to admit that we don't.

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Advent

V.R. Marianne Zahn | Posted 12.08.2016 | Religion
V.R. Marianne Zahn

For those of us who observe Advent, we know that Christmas, far from ending December 26, is a two week festival lasting until Epiphany on January 6. So that means there's no rush! Let your parties and gift-giving unfold leisurely over the holiday season.

A Pale Blue Christmas

Brent A. Strawn | Posted 02.16.2015 | Religion
Brent A. Strawn

The presence of sorrow doesn't mean that Christmastime, even with sadness mixed in, can't be truly joyous and happy. It just means we have to redefine our understanding of "happy" and "joyful."

10 Ways to Comfort Your Holiday Grief Without Food

Paula Stephens, M.A. | Posted 01.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Stephens, M.A.

Find gratitude. Even though it seems like the entire universe is happy, focus on the things in your life, not related to the holidays, you are grateful for. We can practice gratitude 365 days a year, don't get stuck in negative thinking that you might carry with you into the new year.

14 Ways to Get Over the Holiday Hump

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 02.22.2014 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

The holiday season can be depressing if you are feeling alone or dispirited and everyone else seems joyous and happy.

"Muddling Through" the Wilderness at Christmas

Rev. Michelle L. Torigian | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion
Rev. Michelle L. Torigian

Yet, as we muddle through this season, there may be moments when we can begin to see the first rays of dawn. Maybe we begin to observe a few beams of light trickling into a shadow-filled room.

Teen's 'Blue Christmas' Cover Would Make Elvis Proud (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Teen

David Thibault is a 16-year-old French Canadian singer with a very surprising voice. Watch his impressive performance of Elvis Presley's song "Blue...

When Red and Green Make Blue: Surviving Solo Holidays Together

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

If you know someone who is likely to feel blue over the holidays, be sensitive and don't overdo the merriment. Figure out which friends or neighbors you can help and what you can do.