Tagged with holidays

Just For Now: Coping With Holiday Pressures

I was listening to this song the other day and thinking about all the stress and anxiety we often feel around the holidays.  Pressure to create a festive, happy, loving atmosphere when budgets might be stretched and relationships might be strained can cause us to feel anything but festive, loving, or happy.  In Just For … Continue reading

Greeting A New Year and Each New Day

It’s New Year’s Eve and I am thinking about what that means to me.  To be honest, as I grow older, I am coming to realize that holidays are like a double-edged sword.  While there is a joyful, celebratory side to look forward to, holidays seem to come with a lot of stress and anxiety.  … Continue reading

‘Tis the Season to be Jolly? Getting Into the Holiday Spirit

“Deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la-la! ‘Tis the season to be jolly, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la-la!” …or, at least that’s how the song goes.  While the holidays are a time for celebration and socializing, gift-giving and indulging, for many of us they are a time for worry, anxiety, and depression.  There are pressures to … Continue reading

A Simple Gift Idea for the Holidays

I don’t usually promote products, but I thought I’d share an inexpensive idea for a party favor or small gift.  Purchased for $1 at the *Store Which Shall Not Be Named, these 3 oz. scented jar candles are affordable and come in a variety of fragrances.  I have placed them on my Thanksgiving table as … Continue reading

‘Tis The Season for Socialist Santa!

Depending on where you are from, you have probably, at some time, participated in the holiday gift-giving tradition of “Secret Santa”, “Kris Kringle”, or “Pollyanna”, either at work or with a group of friends.  It’s that system of randomly (and secretly) selecting the name of a person in the group for whom to give a … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Day Traditions: What Do You Do?

In my latest post, I shared a new Thanksgiving Day tradition that I created for my family (see New Thanksgiving Day Traditions).  I would love to hear about your Thanksgiving Day traditions.  Maybe your family has a unique way to celebrate or a delicious recipe that’s brought out once a year.  Share your thoughts and … Continue reading