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Holiday Stress Management

The Easiest Way To Deal With A Difficult Person

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 02.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Christine Carter, PhD

We are all just looking for love and approval. This holiday season, the greatest gift we can give a difficult person -- and ourselves -- is to accept them fully, with love.

Meditation Tricks to Help You Survive the Holidays

Rose Caiola | Posted 02.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Rose Caiola

Remember to take care of yourself during the holidays -- something I still have to remind myself to do! Time with loved ones is a gift -- don't waste it feeling stressed!

Menopause Mondays: Women's Inspiring 2014 Encore Careers in Perimenopause and Menopause

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 03.01.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

I now have a purpose in my 2014 life that is bigger than me: Supporting women through perimenopause and menopause so that they can lead the happy, healthy and fulfilled lives they deserve.

Happiness for the Holidays? Try an Experiment

Deepak Chopra | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

The definition of happiness -- being yourself -- couldn't be easier to grasp, but there's a winding path to get there when you are starting far away. The kind of happiness all of us were raised to believe in depends on the pursuit of pleasure and the avoidance of pain.

3 Ways To Successfully Meditate During The Hectic Holidays

Stephanie Bender | Posted 02.20.2014 | Fifty
Stephanie Bender

As we find ourselves in the holiday season, too many of us find that we are in a time of year when rushing around with too much to do is commonplace. We are working, running errands, dropping off kids and grandkids (even dogs at 'doggy daycare') all the while answering cell phones with computers blinking at us in the background. It's exhausting!

7 Ways to Experience the Often-Elusive Joy of Christmas

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

This can lead to a lot of guilt when you don't feel that you're living up to the ideals you have in your head or when you do live up to those standards but feel miserable while doing so and then feel even worse because you're supposed to feel jolly.

Joan Moran: 7 Tips to Eat, Drink, and Be Merry During the Holidays

Red Room | Posted 02.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Red Room

By Joan Moran I love the holidays and I dread the holidays. I often over-eat and over-drink, but I have gobs of fun doing it. Quick as a flash, being...

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. ...

'Tis the Season... to Start Saving

Diane Morais | Posted 02.03.2014 | Money
Diane Morais

Whatever causes you stress this holiday season -- whether it is juggling family and social obligations, finding the right gift for everyone or planning travel -- a sure way to enjoy the holidays more next year is to establish a savings plan for managing spending in 2014, which will be here before you know it.

Destressing the Holidays: Making a List, Checking It Twice

Arianna Huffington | Posted 02.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Why does a season that's supposed to be about happiness and joy so often result in just the opposite? A survey by Consumer Reports found that 90 percent of Americans find at least one thing stressful about the holiday season (who are these 10 percent who feel no holiday stress?). Of course, it's possible that just having such expectations of the season to begin with, and then feeling the guilt at not meeting them, might be part of the problem. But whatever the reason, stress is what a lot of people will be unwrapping this year. Fortunately, much of it is returnable. So what follows are tips not only for holiday stress, but for the rest of the year as well. If you're in that 90 percent who's stressed out this week and next, this might be the list you should be checking twice. Your mind and body -- as well as your family -- will thank you.

5 Tips To Cope With Holiday Stress

Posted 12.15.2012 | Healthy Living

By Mitzi Dulan for U.S. News Health For many of us, just hearing the word "holiday" can create anxiety and stress. We have little time to get a lot...

On Finding A Peaceful Path Through The Holidays

Marianne Elliott | Posted 02.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Marianne Elliott

The holidays are upon us. Peace on earth, and goodwill to all. Right? Or perhaps it feels more like stress at home and ill will toward family? There is another possibility. This year, take the peaceful path through the holidays.

5 Ways to Write Away Holiday Stress

Carolyn Ziel | Posted 02.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Ziel

I find it ironic that this time of year is so stressful. It's a time of reflection, appreciation and celebration. Instead, we're bombarded with to-dos, family and work obligations and the added pressure of holiday gift-giving.

6 Tips To Gracefully Maintain A Work-Life Balance During The Holidays

Janet M. Neal | Posted 02.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Janet M. Neal

Work/life balance can be a challenge at any time of the year, but add in end-of-the-year business needs and a need to step up the family obligations and you're met with a near-impossible situation. Outside of cloning yourself, what can you do?

Advice From Acupuncturists: 10 Ways To Lower Stress

Sara Calabro | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Sara Calabro

We asked acupuncturists from around the world to share one piece of acupuncture-inspired advice for reducing holiday stress. They had to be self-care tips that can be applied anytime, anywhere, and for free. Here are our 10 favorites.

7 Tips To Eliminate Holiday Stress

Barbara Biziou | Posted 01.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbara Biziou

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays, but I rarely gave the real meaning of the holiday -- gratitude -- any real thought. All of that changed after my father died 16 years ago. Family took on a different, enhanced meaning and I wanted to make the most of it.

10 Simple Ways To Combat Holiday Stress

Fritz Strobl, M.D. | Posted 02.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Fritz Strobl, M.D.

Holiday stresses are well-known to all. The problems are many. We have high expectations for a holiday time where everyone is together, happy and getting along. How to you rise above this and keep your stress in check?

6 Ways To Deal With Difficult Family Members During The Holidays

Therese Borchard | Posted 02.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

George Burns once said: "Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city." So that would explain why the holidays are so stressful.

Just Say No: Lessons Learned About Holiday Stress

Cara McDonough | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cara McDonough

I let my obligations slide, remembering for one afternoon, at least, to do what the expert -- at that moment in the form of a strikingly sensible toddler -- said, and I focused on what really needed to be done.

9 Tell-Tale Signs Of Holiday Stress (PHOTOS) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Let's face it -- 2010 wasn't nice to a lot of people. If a change in your work life or finances is a dark cloud hanging on the holiday horizon, you'...

6 Tips For Managing Holiday Stress

Martin Rossman, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Martin Rossman, M.D.

With shopping, social gatherings, and end-of-year obligations, however, we humans go against nature -- increasing our activity and stress levels at exactly the time that the body wants us to be decreasing them.

Holiday Stress? Try Magnesium, Nature's 'Chill Pill' (PHOTOS)

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leo Galland, M.D.

Limitations. Boundaries. Moderation in all things. Those words are just not part of the holidays. So when shopping till you drop is the only option, y...

7 Ways To Bust Holiday Depression

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

Before you make too many plans this holiday season, list your triggers: people, places, and things that tend to trigger your fears and bring out your worst traits.