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Reducing Holiday Stress

5 Tips for Managing Parenting Time During the Holidays

Joseph E. Cordell | Posted 01.11.2015 | Divorce
Joseph E. Cordell

So long as you and your ex are able to keep your children as the priority and work to plan everything well in advance, it is entirely possible to begin new traditions with your children and avoid the stress of a bitter holiday season.

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.

Stressed? How to Thrive and Enjoy the Holiday Season

Marilyn Tam | Posted 02.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Tam

In the midst of all the busyness, we often forget to eat well, exercise, sleep enough, and do the self-care routine that we usually do. Our body, mental state and emotions are going to suffer when we neglect ourselves.

Beyond Holiday Stress: Steps to Reclaim the Holiday Spirit

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert V. Taylor

Any combination of these five steps can become part of a conscious, mindful choice to lower the stress level of the holidays for you, your children and your extended family.

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.

Are Your Holidays Not As Happy As They Should Be? Reinvent Them

Laurie Nadel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laurie Nadel

Although the holidays are supposed to be festive, many people feel like they are being ambushed when Hanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year's Day roll around.

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.