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Holiday Anxiety

Holidays and the Anxiety Closet

Don McNay | Posted 02.02.2013 | Impact
Don McNay

Lending a hand and lending an ear, not just throwing gifts at people, is what the true spirit of Christmas is all about. I'd rather have an hour with a good friend than a brand-new sports car. Anyone with a wide-open anxiety closet will feel the same way.

De-Stress The Holiday Mess: 6 Steps To A More Festive Season

Terri Cole | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

Once you've made the decision of how you're going to handle the holidays, with either all the delight or burden it can bring, go about systematically making decisions that are in line with that result.

Start Early: Bolster Yourself For Holiday Stress

John Tsilimparis | Posted 01.05.2013 | Healthy Living
John Tsilimparis

There are many reasons why we suffer from holiday stress, but one of the reasons is we unknowingly put undue pressure on ourselves with unrealistic expectations that generally revolve around family, friends, time management and spending.

Unexpected Tears for the Holidays

Carine Fabius | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carine Fabius

On Christmas day I was unexpectedly stricken with melancholy. I've experienced some of these feelings over the years but never to an extreme; this time, I got hit hard.

Stress: The Unwanted Holiday Gift For Kids

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

The very things that make holidays exciting (and challenging) for adults can wreak havoc on the world of a child, particularly for an anxious child.

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.

Having a Healthier Thanksgiving: Advice on How to Reframe Your Attitude

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

Thanksgiving kicks off a six week period that can put people in a state of anxiety about potential weight gain, loneliness, unresolved family relation...

10 Tips For Helping Your Child Cope With Holiday Stress

David Fassler, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Fassler, M.D.

For some children, the holidays can be stressful and confusing. Family plans and celebrations may be complicated by divorce, separation or remarriage. Here's how parents can do to help children cope with holiday stress.

Tips For Fighting Family Gathering Anxiety

Dr. Hendrie Weisinger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Hendrie Weisinger

Many people suffer what I coin FGA -- Family Gathering Anxiety. Basically, this refers to those who experience strong feelings of anxiety before and often during a family gathering.