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Managing Holiday Stress

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.

Rosemary Strembicki: Holiday Presence

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 02.11.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

The universal tradition of giving during the holidays has exploded into a circus of spending, stress and unfulfilled expectations. Let's take a breath and think about how we can reframe the message we're sending to our children.

The Simple Antidote to Blaring Holiday Songs

Christine Chen | Posted 02.05.2014 | Hawaii
Christine Chen

I wondered: during our amped up holiday schedules and constant content on our phones, what's all of this sensory overload doing to our health?

De-Stress the Holidays

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert V. Taylor

Holiday stress is an ironic reality for many. The anxiety that such stress produces is a sharp counterpoint to the holiday spirit of joy, peace, goodwill and gratitude! The good news is that instead of being captive to the stress, our mindful choices invite a de-stressing that is life-giving.

How To Keep The Post-Divorce Holiday Blues At Bay

Richard Warshak | Posted 01.13.2012 | Divorce
Richard Warshak

Holiday blues unsettle us more than other times of sadness because they contrast with the spirit of benevolence and joy that we associate with the holidays.

9 Tell-Tale Signs Of Holiday Stress (PHOTOS)

Health.com | 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'...

Dreading Holiday Stress? This Season, Take Things Slowly

Darryl Sollerh | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darryl Sollerh

We would like to share the number-one item on our holiday to-do list this year: to make a special effort to create room in our homes and hearts for a more peaceful season, and place our focus on the little moments.