5 Tips for Dealing with Stress and Depression During the Holidays

The holiday season can be a magical time of the year. Festive lights and decorations brighten neighborhoods, special and delicious treats tempt our pallets, and the contagious excitement of children can fill us with a celebratory spirit. But for some people, it may not always be the most wonderful time of the year. It canContinue reading “5 Tips for Dealing with Stress and Depression During the Holidays”

Lonely During the Holiday Season? You’re not alone.

Many different factors can cause loneliness; in particular, the holiday season can trigger feelings of loneliness. At this time of year, there is a strong focus on connectedness. In supermarkets, department stores, on television, and on social media, we’re bombarded with imagery of family and friends gathering together for food and fun times. It’s easy toContinue reading “Lonely During the Holiday Season? You’re not alone.”

How to Deal with Constantly Feeling Overwhelmed

Our work lives have become increasingly demanding, presenting us with ever more complex challenges at a near-relentless pace. Add in personal or family needs, and it’s easy to feel constantly overwhelmed. In their book, Immunity to Change, Harvard professors Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey discuss how the increase in complexity associated with modern life has leftContinue reading “How to Deal with Constantly Feeling Overwhelmed”

Lessons Learned from Long-Term Grieving

In 1979, my mother lost her eight-year-long battle with lymphoma at the age of 43, leaving me, a shy and sensitive 9-year-old, reeling, grief-stricken, angry, and suddenly living in a confusing new reality.  Fast forward 43 years to today (11/2), the anniversary of her death–she has been deceased about as long as she had been alive. BothContinue reading “Lessons Learned from Long-Term Grieving”