Rescuing Your New Year’s Resolutions

Rescuing Your New Year’s Resolutions

Rescuing Your New Year’s Resolutions

As the clock approached midnight New Year’s Eve, vowing to work out every day, eat healthier, spend more time with the kids or be a better employee seemed totally realistic and attainable. However, 25 percent of us fell off the…

Give Yourself the Grace to Start Fresh Each Day

Give Yourself the Grace to Start Fresh Each Day

Working on a New Year’s resolution? You’re in good company. According to some studies almost half of us “usually” resolve to change something in our life beginning January 1. Common resolutions include losing weight, getting organized…

Making and Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

Making and Keeping New Year’s Resolutions
As the ball in Times Square counts down the seconds to the New Year, many of us will resolve to do things differently…lose weight, stop drinking caffeine, exercise more, spend less money, spend more time with family, or start a...

Resizing Your Holiday Expectations While Grieving

Resizing Your Holiday Expectations While Grieving

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…

Tips for Dealing with Holiday Financial Stress

Tips for Dealing with Holiday Financial Stress

Thinking about money or your finances during the holidays, with gift buying, entertaining and travel, 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…

Tips for Avoiding a Holiday Relapse

Tips for Avoiding a Holiday Relapse
The holiday season may be a difficult time for those in recovery. Spreading yourself too thin, high expectations and fatigue can all lead to feelings of being overwhelmed. Stress can also increase with all of the additional activities and time...

Seven Self-Care Tips so You Can Enjoy the Holidays

Seven Self-Care Tips so You Can Enjoy the Holidays

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…

Navigating the Blended “Yours, Mine and Ours” Family Holidays

Navigating the Blended “Yours, Mine and Ours” Family Holidays
  Four parents, 16 grandparents, 10 Christmas celebrations, split holiday vacation... While this could be some strange rendition of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" it actually represents the challenging reality blended families face. The holidays add stress every family must...

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…

Children, Parenting and Holiday Stress

Children, Parenting and Holiday Stress
The holidays are supposed to be a "happy" time for children and families; a season filled with wonder and joy. However, for some families the holidays can be very challenging. Some families may become more stressed during the holidays due...