The Most Stressful Time of the Year

Christmas Is One of the Most Stressful Times of the Year You would think with the beauty of this holiday that it would be a time of reflection, a time to sit in front of a crackling fire and drink hot cocoa and snuggle beneath a thick, fluffy throw – but that’s...

Dealing with Grief during the Holidays

  Dealing with grief or feeling sad when everyone expects you to be happy is rough.  This is a subject pretty near to my heart. I lost my mother just two days before Christmas in 2012. She was 89, had congestive heart failure and had suffered a massive stroke, so we...

Tips for Overcoming Stress During the Holidays

The Holidays… They are supposed to be happy, fun-filled, family times, but between work, home, kids, traveling, the obligatory baking, the in-laws, they can turn into a stress-filled, anxiety-wrought nightmare that you just can’t wait for them to be over....