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Holiday Depression

How To Make The Holidays Sacred Without Focusing On What's Missing

Laura Munson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Laura Munson

The holiday season can be for many people... let's just say: fraught. Maybe your life hasn't gone the way you imagined. Maybe you'd planned to spend Christmas Eve with a spouse, fireside, toasting to the future over your grandmother's secret egg nog recipe.

5 Ways to Survive Cuffing Season

Magda Pecsenye | Posted 11.05.2013 | Divorce
Magda Pecsenye

Instead of just ignoring cuffing season and suffering through, or, even worse, responding to one of those "Hey girl" texts from your college boyfriend or the guy you saw at your high school reunion who you know it didn't work out with before, here are some ways to survive cuffing season with your heart and your morale intact.

Are The Holidays Bringing You Down? 5 Tips To Counter Seasonal Hurdles

Lisa Firestone | Posted 02.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

No matter what is causing our "winter blues," it is important to stay on our own side and have faith that these moods can and will pass. To fight these battles, we must believe in our own resilience, in our ability to tolerate pain and to overcome the inevitable hurdles life brings.

8 Tips For Staying Healthy And Happy During The Holidays

Leana Wen, M.D. | Posted 02.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Leana Wen, M.D.

Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year's -- these are supposed to be times of celebration, togetherness, and happiness. Yet, they can bring challenges to our physical and emotional health. Here are eight tips for staying healthy and happy during this season of joy.

On Coping With Loss At The Holidays

Brett Blumenthal | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Brett Blumenthal

Here are a few holiday scenarios people commonly find themselves grappling with when they are dealing with the loss of a loved one at the holidays, and some ways to address them.

10 Ways To Stop Stressing About Your Body This Holiday Season

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.11.2012 | Teen

The holidays can be stressful for many reasons, from choosing gifts for everyone on your list to looming college application deadlines to spending tim...

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.

The Holiday Counselor's Corner

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 02.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

New Year's resolutions rarely work. The adrenaline rush from the moment of the commitment is short-lived. So how can one make a comfortable, doable resolution? Reach for goals and objectives in a committed, honest manner through preparation and not expectation.

Trap-Door Days

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 02.26.2012 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

We all have our trap doors of grief, we all have days or months or years when life's winds seem too much to fight. This is simply true; nothing can be done to change it.

Your Misery Has Company

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 02.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

It's not at all unusual for people to feel more anxious, exhausted, frustrated or depressed at this time of year than they typically do. And what's more, we feel like we are alone in our unhappiness. This common misperception only adds to our pain.

The Post-Divorce Problem No One Talks About

Juliet Jeske | Posted 02.17.2012 | Divorce
Juliet Jeske

When you are married and you come home for the holidays, no one would dream of putting you at the kids table. When you get divorced however, everything changes.

11 Tips for Avoiding Holiday Depression Triggers

Posted 12.18.2011 | Healthy Living

By Tammy Worth It's a myth that suicide is more common around the holidays (springtime is actually the peak). But holiday cheer isn't a given eit...

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.

Avoiding Turkey-Time Misery

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
SaraKay Smullens

If you know you are anticipating a meal laced with digs and putdowns, subtle and overt, either political, personal, or a combo practice changing the subject.

Broken Your Resolutions? How To Beat The January Blues

Guardian.co.uk | Lucy Atkins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The joys of January: tight waistbands, echoing bank accounts, winter vomiting viruses, failed detox regimes, back-to-work blues. According to the Sama...

The Skinny On The Post-Holiday Slump

Times Of London | Dr Thomas Stuttaford | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

An overwhelming majority of people enjoy Christmas and the new year. But talk at this time of year always seems to centre on the minority who don't re...