HOLIDAY STRESS AND GRIEF – TIPS AND TRICKS

Holidays in general are a time of full schedules, demanding family and friends, increased expenses, and triggers that elicit memories, often painful from the distant past. Add the fact that year-end holidays are our biggest celebrations, we can become acutely aware of how our year has ended despite our best New Year’s resolutions, dreams and desires. This sets us up to feel some type of disappointment, anguish or grief. Deaths, separations, divorce, singleness, loneliness, coupled with this year many tragic events, all have impacted family and friends around the world from natural disasters to random shootings and terrorism. If you also torture yourself by watching the dismal TV news reports, then you add grief icing to the cake.

What can you do to have a better holiday season physically and emotionally? Read on for tips and tricks….

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Anna Manayan

Anna Manayan