What Are the Post-Holiday Blues?

Post-Holiday Blues Post-holiday blues usually refer to the short-lived mental distress, anxiety, and sadness that arises after the holidays.   The holidays are a busy time and they last from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve. This period might include celebrations and get-togethers for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s Eve. That’s a long period[…]

How to Calm Down Quickly: 9 Things You Can Do Right Now

Too much stress can feel overwhelming, and it often sneaks up on us. When you need to relax your mind and body immediately, try these nine quick, easy strategies.   Easy ways to calm down fast:   Take a walk. Breathe deeply. Visualize relief. Reframe your situation. Relax your muscles. Sniff something soothing. Write it down. Drink some[…]

How to Handle the Stress of Holiday Shopping Amid Supply Chain Disruptions

Finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list is rarely easy. But this year has some additional challenges that may make holiday shopping even more stressful than usual.   Surging rates of COVID-19 in some areas make in-person shopping a potential health risk. The price of goods has climbed a staggering 6.2% in the 12[…]

13 Simple, Non-Materialistic Ways to Find Joy Around the Holidays

Here are some ideas for cost-free activities and traditions that can bring you delight, connection, and happiness this time of year.   Around the holidays, we hear songs about joy—whether that’s “joy to the world,” or “tidings of comfort and joy.”   But what is joy, and where can we find it these days?  […]

Make Your Holiday Meals More Nutritious

The holidays are a time where celebrations abound, many of which center around food—and for a good reason. Gathering for meals is a long-standing tradition and is ingrained in many cultures. It is a time when people strengthen family bonds and build community around the table.   Not surprisingly, creating a relaxing and enjoyable meal[…]