Blog Category - Holiday Coping

Coping with Holiday Stress

February 27, 2016 in Holiday Coping

Coping with Holiday Stress By Dr. Jill Langer While the holidays are something many of us look forward to and enjoy, they are also a source of increased stress and anxiety. The challenges of managing time, family obligations, expectations, and money are all heightened under the hopes and pressures of celebrating the season.


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TUNING IN THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS

February 27, 2016 in Holiday Coping

TUNING IN THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS By Dr. Jennifer Richardson With the holidays nearing and reunification with family and friends fast approaching, there is much to look forward to and prepare for. However, as the kids and we are shuffled from city to city and holiday party after holiday party, there are ample opportunities for the holidays to become a source of stress. Staying in tune with how we are feeling, what we are thinking, and what we need for ourselves and from others is especially important during these times. While spending time reconnecting with family and friends can be rejuvenating and fun, it can also start to feel a bit overwhelming or exhausting if too much is piled into our schedules all at once. Maintaining a balance of quality experiences versus quantity of experiences may be important to consider as the holiday party RSVP’s are coming closer.


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Plan Ahead to Avoid Holiday Stress

February 27, 2016 in Holiday Coping

Plan Ahead to Avoid Holiday Stress By Dr. Susan Rarick The holiday season is upon us. While these can be fun times with lots of nostalgia and quality family interactions, they can also be filled with stress. One of the best ways to cope with this is to take a preventative approach. For example, if you experience stress about whether or not to buy a gift for someone, why not ask the person ahead of time if you will be exchanging gifts with each other? Or better yet, try making a suggestion about what you could do to celebrate the occasion and honor your relationship.


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