Holiday Stress Management Tips When There Aren’t Enough Hours In the Day

Holiday travel and changes in our daily routine can disrupt important things we do to rest our minds, restore our spirits, and get enough sleep. Even if there are things we really want to do, taking care of our emotional

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Holiday Cards and Connections: When You Want to Renew Old Ties

People have a wide range of feelings about exchanging holiday cards and annual news letters. One couple explains they welcome getting holiday cards and family letters “because to have something to open that’s not a bill is just nice.” They

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Holiday Spending: Talking with Your Partner about Money

#7. When You’re Really Tempted to Splurge From: 11 Holiday Stresses, and What to Do Instead. If we want to really make a holiday special, our big plans may well involve spending more money. Some couples find holiday spending a

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Being Open: The Gift of Being Emotionally Available

6. When You’re Longing for Special Moments With Your Partner You’re exploring: 11 Holiday Stresses, and What to Do Instead. Sign up for all 11 tips to help you feel closer this holiday season. Why We Hesitate to Open Up…

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When the Holiday Rush Brings the Holiday Blues

5. When You’re Too Busy to Stop You’re exploring: 11 Ways Holiday Stress Ruins Relationships, and What to Do Instead. Sign up for all 11 tips to help you feel closer this holiday season. Why Reaching for Each Other is Important…

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#4. Tips for Holiday Decor From the Heart

When You Want Decorating Bliss From the series: 11 Ways Holiday Stress Ruins Relationships, and What to Do Instead Meaningful Holiday Decor Some of us may have a desire to leave family and friends breathless with spectacular holiday decor. That’s

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Holiday Fun When ‘We Don’t Like the Same Things’

#3. When You Want Holiday Plans to be Fun for Everyone Why This Works… What’s important to you about celebrating the holidays? It has probably changed over time! In the beginning, you and your partner may have delighted in getting your

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Holiday Stress: When You Want to Hit the Ground Running

You’re exploring: 11 Ways Holiday Stress Ruins Relationships, and What to Do Instead Why This Is Important… For a segment on 60 Minutes, newsman Anderson Cooper met with mindfulness advocate and author Jon Kabat-Zinn. Cooper described his mindfulness retreat weekend

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Help for Family Stress: When You Come Home with Lots to Do

You’re exploring: 11 Ways Holiday Stress Ruins Relationships, and What to Do Instead. Sign up for all 11 tips to help you feel closer this holiday season. #1. When You Get Home with Lots to Do: Why this works… Therapist

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11 Holiday Stresses that Ruin Relationships (and what to do instead)

Welcome to the series: 11 Holiday Stresses that Ruin Relationships – and What to Do Instead.   You’re reading the first one! For 11 special posts, we’ll share ways to invite deeper emotional connection, and restore calm for each source of stress.

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