Everyone (who celebrates Christmas) acknowledges that late December is one of the most stressful times of the year. Disappointment, unmet expectations, family drama, body shame, addictions, and more can feel especially heavy right now. We've got some great resources to help you survive and even enjoy yourself this holiday season.
Remember the song “Accentuate the Positive, Eliminate the Negative”? Easy for them to say! Although being aware of your thoughts, and exercising your authority to choose new ones is helpful, sometimes the strategy of accentuating the negative creates such a hilarious parody of the situation...
It might be the first time you've seen your sister since that argument last summer. You might get together once a year with your frosty in-laws. One acquaintance calls the Christmas Eve dinner "the fight before Christmas."
If you are dreading dealing with that one jerk relative or bracing yourself for an onslaught of intrusive questions and and awkward topics, here's a guide to keeping your cool and choosing your battles when everyone around you is making it weird.
Grief - from any kind of loss - makes the holiday season harder. Knowing how to help can make things better, even when they can’t be made right. Grief therapist and author Megan Devine and illustrator Brittany Bilyeu teamed up to help you learn how to support the people you love.