Holiday Survival Strategies for Coping With Grief

For anyone dealing with an illness, grief, or the loss of a loved one, the holidays can be a time of sadness, pain, anger, or dread. It can be difficult to cope, especially when you see the sights and sounds of holiday happiness all around you.   The ebb and flow of grief can become overwhelming with waves[…]

Fall’s Most Fattening Foods

From sweet potato casserole to pumpkin spice lattes, this season’s favorites can wreck your diet. Try these tips to make them healthier.   Potpie Perils When fall arrives, many of us turn to hearty foods, like creamy chicken potpie. One pie from the grocery freezer case can have more than 1,000 calories. For a fraction[…]

Gratitude Exercises for the Holiday Season

Thanksgiving presents us with a great opportunity to increase our feelings of gratitude for everything in our lives. This is wonderful for our stress levels as well as our relationships, our life satisfaction, and our overall health. The focus on gratitude that surrounds Thanksgiving is particularly good for us because it reminds us of how easy it[…]

Coping with the Holiday Blues

The holiday season for most people is a fun time of the year filled with parties, celebrations, and social gatherings with family and friends. For many people, it is a time filled with sadness, self-reflection, loneliness, and anxiety.   What causes holiday blues? Sadness is a truly personal feeling. What makes one person feel sad may[…]

Firework Safety Tips

Best to Leave Fireworks to the Experts   Summer is synonymous with barbecues, parades and fireworks displays. But along with all the festivities are plenty of visits to emergency rooms – especially during July.   In 2013, eight people died and about 11,400 were injured badly enough to require medical treatment after fireworks-related incidents, according to[…]