Thanksgiving Blessings in a Difficult Year

Thanksgiving Blessings in a Difficult Year

Thanksgiving Blessings in a Difficult Year

What a different Thanksgiving Day this year’s will be! COVID-19 has changed everything. All of us have experienced significant losses in 2020. By now our list of losses may be longer than our list of thanks. Adding the loss of…

Self-Care Tips to Help You Embrace the 2020 Holiday Season

Self-Care Tips to Help You Embrace the 2020 Holiday Season

The holidays are here—a time when self-care tends to fly out the window as we fill up our calendar with parties, shopping, concerts, church events and more. But, of course, this year the holidays will look very different for all…

Teaching Our Kids About Gratitude

Teaching Our Kids About Gratitude

Gratefulness is an emotion – it is not something we can force our children to experience. While we can’t make a child appreciate something, we can encourage them to say “thank you” and provide teachable moments about being appreciative and…

How to Count Your Blessings When You’re Feeling Depressed

How to Count Your Blessings When You’re Feeling Depressed

“What if I just don’t have any blessings to count this holiday season?” Thanksgiving and the holiday season that follows represents an opportunity to count our blessings and have an attitude of gratitude. But for people experiencing difficult life circumstances…

Preparing Your “Care Package”: Celebrating the Holidays During COVID-19

Preparing Your “Care Package”: Celebrating the Holidays During COVID-19

The holidays have always had the ability to bring joy as well as compound stress, grief, depression and anxiety. This year, COVID-19 risks and restrictions promise to add a unique set of challenges to the mix. A cursory web search…

Rescuing Your New Year’s Resolutions

Rescuing Your New Year’s Resolutions

As the clock approached midnight New Year’s Eve, vowing to work out every day, eat healthier, spend more time with the kids or be a better employee seemed totally realistic and attainable. However, 25 percent of us fell off the…

Give Yourself the Grace to Start Fresh Each Day

Give Yourself the Grace to Start Fresh Each Day

Working on a New Year’s resolution? You’re in good company. According to some studies almost half of us “usually” resolve to change something in our life beginning January 1. Common resolutions include losing weight, getting organized…

Making and Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

Making and Keeping New Year’s Resolutions
As the ball in Times Square counts down the seconds to the New Year, many of us will resolve to do things differently…lose weight, stop drinking caffeine, exercise more, spend less money, spend more time with family, or start a...

Resizing Your Holiday Expectations While Grieving

Resizing Your Holiday Expectations While Grieving

Facing a loss this holiday season? This might be a good time to think about resizing your holiday expectations while grieving. Several years ago I met with a patient to discuss ways she could cope with the holiday season after…

Tips for Dealing with Holiday Financial Stress

Tips for Dealing with Holiday Financial Stress

Thinking about money or your finances during the holidays can be stressful. Here are some tips to help you deal with financial stress around the holidays: Make one financial decision at a time. When people are faced with multiple, back-to-back…