Grief: The Emotional Roller Coaster

Queen Elizabeth II once said, “Grief is the price we pay for love.” Anne Morrow Lindbergh believed that “Grief can’t be shared. Everyone carries it alone. His own burden in his own way.” Both women were correct; loss is part of life and each of us grieves in our own way, in our own time. […]

Holiday Stress Getting To You? You’re Not Alone

According to the American Psychological Association’s 2011 Stress in America survey, 22 percent of Americans report that they are experiencing extreme stress. The holiday season often only adds to that anxiety. While many people enjoy the holiday season and really get into the cheerful, giving mood, many people have the opposite reaction and dread this […]

Holiday Gift-Buying On A Budget

To quote The Beatles, “Money can’t buy me love.” When it comes to holiday gift-giving, we all know in our hearts that pricey presents don’t make a holiday perfect, even if it is for that family member you can’t stand. Yet, many of us still get trapped in that spending abyss—charging up the credit cards […]

Spending The Holidays Alone

Are you spending the holidays alone? If you’re feeling down or depressed, Dr. Bruce Nystrom has some ideas on how to cheer yourself up. “Holidays are not necessarily depressing in the clinical sense,” says Nystrom, “but they are poignant in the sense that we remember past holidays and we remember our grandparents, parents, aunts/uncles who […]