Holiday Blues

Do you suffer from the Holiday Blues? Holidays can bring up a myriad of emotions. Feelings of depression are more common in November and December than any other time of the year. Feelings of loneliness or a lack of fulfillment can also be more present during the holidays. This can be due to stress, anxiety, and the pressure to make the most of the holidays. Here are a few tips to help lighten your mood during the holidays and help navigate through potentially difficult times. • Look Forward to Creating New Holiday Experiences. Dwelling on past holidays may bring up some painful memories. If this is the case, it’s time to make new memories. Spend time with friends and family and focus on t

Caregiving Considerations

Have you ever been cared for or needed to care for another person? Caregiving is a demanding role that is a unique and an individual experience for both giver and receiver. Caretaking can be multi-dimensional in the roles and demands involved. Often an episode of caregiving begins when a loved one’s health status changes. This can be a change in mental acuity, physical mobility, or even general independence. Once this happens, there is a shift in the previously established relationship dynamic established between the two individuals. This shift is often challenging and sometimes uncomfortable. The first step toward progress and peace in this time of transition is simply to recognize that cha

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