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The busyness of all this wonderful time can also be draining. The good news is that we know it will be busy, so we can plan ahead to give ourselves the regular and extra self-care we may need in order to enjoy all the fun and festivities. Dr. Ron DeVries offers seven tips to embrace this season so you can stress less and enjoy the holidays more.
Unrealistic expectations for the holidays often end in disappointment and lead to problems. Therapist Jean Holthaus provides a recipe for realistic holiday expectations so you can have a healthier, happier holiday season.
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. These ideas can help you stay sober and enjoy the holiday season or any social gathering where alcohol will be part of the celebration.


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