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Reduce Holiday Stress by Setting Boundaries

Set Boundaries to Cut Down on Stress this Season There’s no question that the holidays can bring out the best and the worst in people, particularly families.  There’s so much pressure to decorate, get the right gifts, prepare for visitors, … Continue reading

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Overcoming the Stress of Holidays

You Can Overcome Holiday Stress All too often the pressure of meals, gift-giving, family dynamics and time management get to be too much.  Here’s how to prevent and beat that  holiday stress.   • Ask for help. If you are cooking … Continue reading

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Stress Tip: Use Music to Relax & DeStress

It Can Also Fire You Up! A 2006 Journal of Advanced Nursing study showed that listening to music one hour a day for a week reduced symptoms of depression by 25%.   Music, especially classical music, can also serve as a … Continue reading

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Stress Free Holidays: Surviving the Family

Let go of expectations and protect yourself. Let’s face it – if your parents/siblings have not approved of you, your choices, your job etc until now, they are not going to change. Accept it and let go of the expectation that they will be different. Instead, protect yourself, focus on what you love about them, keep the conversations light and steer clear of family battles. Continue reading

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