Holidays And Seasonal
Holidays And Seasonal Changes
Do you feel down during the holidays? If so, you are not alone. Below we talk about the difference between Seasonal Affective Disorder & Holiday Blues, as well as how you can help manage and even overcome them.
Articles About Holidays And Season Changes
2023 Affirmation Tree
The other day we hosted a small gathering. Upon arrival folks were greeted and invited to write an affirmation for themselves and add it to our tree so that there affirmations could be visible to all. While I have done vision...
Holiday Reflections: What Are The 6 Types Of People You Should Spend Time With?
When I think about holidays, I ask myself: who is important to me and how do I wish to spend my time and with whom do I want to spend my time? Just stop and think how many messages do you get each day -- voicemails, emails, texts, DMs. There just aren't enough hours...
REPORT: Drug & Alcohol Deaths on the Rise Among Older Americans
With the holidays coming, an oft-overlooked population is aging adults. Sadly, drug and alcohol deaths are on the rise in older adults. Trauma, chronic pain, and isolation often play a part in an older adult's life. I was even invited to a Pot Party at age 72! Scams...
Where is Your Phone on Thanksgiving Day?
In the spirit of Dr. Suess, have you ever wondered about all the places you go with your smartphone and if you are addicted? I ran across a wonderful study, of course, on my smartphone by Solitari - this is a company that creates games, and they were curious to learn...
Bits and Pieces – Patience, Anxiety, and Gratitude
As the New Year Begins and we wait for the Vaccine and for life to reopen, we must take a look at how we are able to be patient. My friend and colleague, Susan Berlin, who you may know as the talented Washington DC therapist and the founder of Capital Networking...
Were the Holidays Bad for You? Start the New Year Off with The Gift of Treatment
Families so often want to wait till after the holidays to have their loved ones go to treatment. Through the years I have often wondered what the wisdom is in that. Truth is most folks who have a loved one with a substance use disorder, process disorder or chronic...
Secrets to Make COVID-19 Holidays Bright
How many times have you asked yourself, “why is this year unlike any other year?!!” while you suit up and put your mask on, or turn on your computer for just one more zoom meeting? Covid-19 has changed the way we meet, greet, and interact with the world. Now, we don’t...
How to Address Holiday Grief and Loss in COVID-19
When Deidre Boyd asked me to write a short essay on the holiday grief and loss in Covid 19, I was humbled, yet I wondered how long-winded me could write a brief article. As Deidre knows I am not a newcomer to death having experienced five sudden deaths in my lifetime...
Happy Halloween, Trick or Treat Part 1
Dear Reader, I love Halloween with all the tricks and treats, and how everyone gets to let their inner child out by dressing up and becoming someone they always wanted to be. This year my 6-year-old granddaughter wants to be Supergirl, while her brothers plan to dress...
The Sweet Spot
Christine Carter PhD
Children of Alcoholism: A Survivors Manual
Seixas & G. Youcha
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Struggle for Intimacy
Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior among Adults: Results from the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health