Keeping Your Holiday Gatherings Argument-Free

The holiday season should be a time to reconnect with friends and family, forge stronger personal relationships and generally have a good time. But being in the same room with certain relatives or acquaintances can be anything but soothing. Thanks to the extremely polarized political climate we’re current mired in, it often seems like every […]

How to Navigate the Office Holiday Party

Once again, it’s time for the annual office holiday party—an event that people seem to dread or highly anticipate. Despite the mixed emotions, these gatherings offer a unique setting to socialize with co-workers and get to know them on a more personal level. Unfortunately, they can also be an opportunity to say or do the wrong […]

Beating the Holiday Blues

Although the holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and good cheer, that’s not always the case. In fact, studies show that approximately 25 percent of the population suffers from some degree of depression during the holidays. After all, it’s the season of unrealistic expectations, stress and fatigue, combined with the increased demands […]

Coping with Grief during the Holidays

Although young people and adults generally follow the same approach to coping with grief, the intensity of their grief may vary. Disbelief and shock will likely be followed by crying, then anger, and later—a period of helpless dependence. Finally, after a period of grieving, a person accepts the loss. The best thing a friend or […]