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

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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Holiday Rush: Teens & Pharm Parties

Holiday Rush: Teens & Pharm Parties

*This article was originally published on Huffington Post. To read the original, click here. Gene Siskel, the prolific film critic made famous by his thumbs up or down movie reviews, said that if you want a sign of the times, look no further than the movies. Movies...

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Don’t Let the Holidays Turn You Into a Fruitcake

Don’t Let the Holidays Turn You Into a Fruitcake

It’s hard to believe that the holidays are just around the corner, and stores are filling up with decorations, beckoning you to buy. According to marketers, the holiday season is supposed to be the most joyous time of the year. However for many, the holidays may...

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Never Mind the Zombies!

Never Mind the Zombies!

Updated October, 2017 October is one of my favorite months! I love the smell of autumn trees, rustling and changing colors, and it’s my daughter Felicia’s birth month as is mine, which our family celebrates with much joy. Speaking of October, my City of West Hollywood...

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Be Scary Safe: Four Sobering Tips for Halloween

Be Scary Safe: Four Sobering Tips for Halloween

Halloween isn’t just about trick or treating and bobbing for apples! On a night of costumed toddlers filling bags of candy, many adults consider alcohol the real “treat” of the night. FindLaw.com reminds us that Halloween may have an ever scarier trick in store for...

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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