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

Happy Halloween, Trick or Treat Part 1

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...

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A Love Letter For Any & Every Age

A Love Letter For Any & Every Age

October is my birth month, and it’s given me pause to consider how grateful I am for all the experiences I have had these past 73 years. I share this love letter with you, so you too may write your story and a love letter to yourselves. The other week, when a...

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Holiday Health for Seniors

Holiday Health for Seniors

The holidays are filled with many opportunities for people of all ages to create beautiful memories as they gather with family and friends. This season also brings a few challenges for staying healthy, especially for our beloved senior citizens. This year, consider...

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How to Deal with Toxic Family During the Holidays

How to Deal with Toxic Family During the Holidays

There’s a brisk chill is in the air, and in certain parts of the country the first snowflakes are falling. Beautiful lights and decorations adorn many downtown buildings, and the comforting scents of your favorite foods will soon be wafting out from kitchens. The...

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This Valentines Day, Don’t be in the SNARK TANK

This Valentines Day, Don’t be in the SNARK TANK

With Valentine’s Day fast upon us, advertisers undulate before our eyes hearts and flowers, gifts and chocolates, teddy bears and fancy restaurants. As such, it’s a great time to take a look at the relationships we might be in and if they are helpful or not. In some...

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On Being Present in 2018

On Being Present in 2018

As I approach the New Year, I have discovered that once again that one’s walk and one’s talk are inextricably tied together, and being present for those you love and care about takes precedence over all. As many of you who follow my posts know, my husband and I...

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Planning a Holiday Party – Party Without Regrets

Planning a Holiday Party – Party Without Regrets

When I think of office holiday parties I think of the award winning show Mad Men. Ladies waltzing into important rooms holding whiskey sours and cigarettes dancing from their lips in their dresses that would make Loretta Young proud. Hanky panky was the acceptable...

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12 Ways to Survive Holiday Grief

12 Ways to Survive Holiday Grief

      https://youtu.be/hDf5262P7I8 In Memoriam - Dr. Jeffrey Lehr, Vincent “Chris” Jones, Mary Lou Fox and Jonathan Dudeck Today I am writing about a subject that is near and dear to me, grief and loss. Over the last two months, death has made a...

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Expressing Gratitude

Expressing Gratitude

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.” —Denis Waitley Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. No presents, no stress of did you buy that for her or...

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Additional Resources

The Sweet Spot
Christine Carter PhD

Children of Alcoholism: A Survivors Manual
Seixas & G. Youcha

Adult Children of Alcoholics
Janet Woititz

Struggle for Intimacy
Janet Woititz

Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior among Adults: Results from the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health