Tag Archives: Holiday Stress

‘Twas the Week AFTER Christmas

‘Twas the week after Christmas, and I’m feeling quite down All the gifts are the wrong size, the bills make me frown. The Spanx had done their job with great care, Still all those cookies went straight to my derrière. The kids are all sugared up, jumping on the bed, While visions of the Visa […]


This is the time of year when those twin feelings Excitement and Anxiety show up wreaking havoc with our emotional regulation system. They ramp up with a sugar high of Halloween and glide easily toward the tryptophan over-dose of Thanksgiving. Then they spiral completely out of control as we move through the over-eating, over-spending, over-drinking, […]

Holiday Potholes

 “…a flutter in his stomach warned him to slow down and be sure he really wanted her back. Warned him not to mistake the pain of losing her for an active desire to have her. ” ( Freedom,  Jonathan Franzen, 2010) During the holiday season we all know that we are more susceptible to spending […]

Avoiding a Blue Christmas

    If this is your first Holiday Season after a divorce or the death of a spouse, rather than joy and excitement, you may be filled with sadness and trepidation. With every Christmas Carol or Jewelry Commercial you suddenly find you are rolling your eyes and then a second later, sobbing uncontrollably! You are shocked […]