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Women in Transition: Dealing with the Holidays

Every major life event, whether joyful or sad, brings on a period of transition as we adjust to the “new normal.” Even though these periods of transition occur throughout our lives, each requires us to discover a new and unique path as we struggle to move through uncharted waters. The death of a loved one, […]

Make the Present a Gift

As you go through the holidays partaking in traditions/rituals and obligations, do you ever stop to ask yourself what these mean to you? Why you do what you do? I am not referring to the religious significance but rather to the individual rituals we do as part of personalizing the holiday experience; sending cards, decorating […]

In the Season of Excess: Will you Splurge or Binge?

Today while running some errands, I saw mountainous displays of bags of candy so enormous that I would need assistance just getting them to the car! Aisles and aisles of transparent sacks filled with tempting giant size candy bars! Where are those little bit size morsels we used to consider a treat? Now there were […]

Greatest Moments of the Year

Collapsing under the pile of gifts, crumpled wrapping paper and mounds of left -over food, we fall into the post- holiday stupor that results from days of lack of sleep, over-eating, and PTFC (Post Traumatic Family Contact). Whether we are thrilled with our celebrations or disappointed, we now turn our attention toward the New Year. […]