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Holiday Family Gatherings

It's a Chronically-Ill Holiday (Again), But You Can Do This

Hilary Lauren | Posted 11.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Hilary Lauren

On this day and other holidays I become a near-literal personification of two poles. The North, to match Santa and his booming joy and largess. Early ...

3 Ways to Increase Meaningful Connection This Holiday Season

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 02.08.2015 | Women
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

The caricature of women during the holiday season is a frazzled, exhausted, pressure-filled, and over-extended one. I'm not entirely sure how true that is anymore.

How To Survive Your Next Family Holiday Party

The Huffington Post | April Sperry | Posted 01.23.2014 | Celebrity

It's that time of year again -- time to RSVP to that holiday party being thrown by your least favorite extended family members. Like every year, you t...

Hell for the Holidays

Dr. Howard Samuels | Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Howard Samuels

There's an old adage that says that Religion is for people who are afraid of going to Hell, but Spirituality is for people who've already Been There. ...

Heaven Help Me Holiday Bingo

Tracey Stewart | Posted 02.19.2013 | Parents
Tracey Stewart

Holiday family get-togethers don't have to be stressful... say people who know nothing. They are stressful! This year, make the most of the impending storm with "Heaven Help Me Holiday Bingo," the holiday game that no one else knows you're playing!

Your Guide To Setting Holiday Boundaries

The Hairpin | Posted 12.16.2011 | Women

HI EVERYONE! Where have I been? Getting divorced and thus ripping through TV shows on Netflix (...

Family Holiday Q&A

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 02.04.2012 | San Francisco
Lisa Mirza Grotts

A holiday gathering can sometimes be a minefield, what with off-the-wall family members, conversation pitfalls, gift-giving quandaries, and dietary restrictions. Here are some guidelines to help make your family holidays bright.

8 Tips For Dealing With Difficult Relatives Over The Holidays

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

For many people the holidays are a joyous time; for others they are a dreaded part of the year. One factor that can make it tough is spending time with difficult relatives. Here are strategies for keeping family dinners pleasant.

The Splendor And The Struggle Of Holiday Gatherings

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

The pressures to hit the mall, keep up with the Joneses and complete our to-do list amplifies this time of year, making it harder for that gentle oxytocin to flow. How do we create a season of peace?