Feeling Loss During the Holidays

Christmas is all around us.  The lights, the eggnog, the crowded shopping centers, the holiday parties, the decorations; there is really no way to avoid it.  I don’t know about you, but I typically look forward to this time of year: seeing family and friends, watching Christmas movies, exchanging gifts.  So when I am feeling down, anti-social, or just plain sad, I can be really ...

Top 4 Ways to Thrive During The Holidays: Even After Loss

The holiday season can be a really challenging time of year when we have lost someone important to us because a lot of emotions are stirred up.  There’s an unspoken expectation about how the holidays should be…fun, happy, exciting, so when we don’t feel particularly cheerful or even down right terrible, we can fall into the trap of making ourselves wrong for having our emotional ...

10 Tips for Keeping Your Cool and Staying Slim This Holiday Season

The holidays are here! You know what that means… PARTY! The holidays bring fun, family and food.  However, the holidays also bring challenges like over-indulgence, weight gain, stress, guilt and New Year’s Resolutions.  What if we could just skip the part where we put on 10-15 lbs and have an outburst at the holiday party? Here are my top ten tips to keeping your cool ...

Avoid Burnout This Holiday Season

The holidays are an amazing time of year full of family gatherings, presents, holiday parties and eggnog.  While caroling, hot cocoa and sleigh rides evoke warm fuzzies, the added stress, pressure to buy gifts and over-indulgence often cause burnout.  Wouldn’t it be nice if you could fully embrace the holidays without the overwhelm and weight gain? The strategy that I am about to share may seem ...