Making Your New Year’s Resolution Stick

Making Your New Year’s Resolution Stick

Making Your New Year’s Resolution Stick

By making your resolutions realistic, there is a greater chance that you will keep them throughout the year, incorporating healthy behavior into your everyday life. Lose weight? Check. Start exercising? Check. Stop smoking? Check. It can be daunting when your…

Loving Kindness Calming Holiday Exercise

Loving Kindness Calming Holiday Exercise

Stress and anxiety can overwhelm us during the holidays to the point of consuming our minds and hearts, as well as affecting our bodies. One way to develop resiliency in the midst of holiday stress is to focus on a…

Joy through Giving; Joy through Receiving

Joy through Giving; Joy through Receiving

Many of us are comfortable giving but not receiving assistance. However, we can reap benefits from the act of both giving and receiving. Giving requires the act of letting go. Receiving invites us to open and let something in. While…

Resizing Your Holiday Expectations While Grieving

Resizing Your Holiday Expectations While Grieving

Are you 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…

Tips for Managing Depression During the 2020 COVID Holiday Season

Tips for Managing Depression During the 2020 COVID Holiday Season

The holiday season can be emotionally taxing, especially for those who struggle with depression. This year’s COVID pandemic has made the 2020 holiday season particularly difficult. Many of us are grieving over traditions which won’t happen this year. Maybe we…

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…

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…

Tips for Teaching Children to be Grateful Givers

Tips for Teaching Children to be Grateful Givers
'Tis the season of giving! While it's fun to think about the gifts we want to give our kids, it's important to also teach them how to be good givers themselves. Involving your kids in gifting is a great way...

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…