Holiday Survival Guide

Christmas stress
Christmas stress
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Ahhhh, the holidays are upon us! I personally love this time of year, the smells, the tastes, and the sounds all make me feel reminiscent of special times past and make me excited for new memories being created. But we all know that the holidays bring along with them not only positive things, there is often a whole collection of difficulties and stressors. My personal goal is always to try to minimize those and focus on the positive. But, like most things, that can be much easier said than done!

Here are a few of the top stressors I’ve encountered over the years as well as issues I’ve helped others deal with:Read more about Holiday stress.....

Self Talk

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What do you say to yourself daily? Are you aware of your own self talk? What would happen if I followed you around and whispered in your ear that you suck? Or that you are not good at anything? Or that you are not attractive? Or that everyone else is better than you? You would feel BAD, right? This is a no-brainer, a silly question. Why would I even ask such a thing?  Because, whether we know it or not, many of us talk to ourselves in this way daily. Many of us compare ourselves to others or to some unrealistic standard that we could never possibly live up to. We make ourselves feel inferior or not capable or negative by the things we tell ourselves about ourselves. This kind of self talk can impact us in lots of different ways. Here are a few:

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