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The holidays can be a fun and festive time with friends and family, but they can also be filled with challenges and triggers for loved ones who struggle with disordered eating. Let’s take a closer look at why the holidays are so difficult for those…
During holiday gatherings, consider experimenting with healthier habits to both bond with family and respect their individual differences.  After all, each family is as extraordinary as the individuals that make it.
Maintaining your sobriety and having fun at events that are traditionally associated with drinking such as a holiday party is possible, but it does require planning. The more safeguards you put in place, the more time you will have to distract…
The holidays are here – also known as “the most wonderful time of the year!” A time to catch up with friends and loved ones, decorate the house, host parties, bake cookies, shop ‘til we drop, attend concerts and church events, and often…
We all have high holiday expectations. A perfectly browned Thanksgiving turkey; a magical Christmas filled with Hallmark-worthy moments; a Hanukkah celebration rivaling those you remember from childhood… However, planning for the perfect…
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…
  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 larger purpose, a greater…
  Most adults think of the holidays as a time for family gatherings filled with food, fun and good conversations. However, children tend to think of the holidays in terms of freedom. Freedom from the structure of bedtimes, practices, school, and…
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 season after losing a loved…
The holidays are supposed to be a “happy” time for kids and families; a season filled with wonder and joy. However, the holidays can be very challenging. Some families may become more stressed during the holidays due to busy schedules,…

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