It's the most wonderful time of the year ...

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! But not always. The number of people who suffer from holiday-related depression and anxiety is large, diverse and sad. For many, the holidays are just not all that great. For some, it’s that empty seat at the table, the one that will never truly be filled again, no matter who sits in it. Others mourn the lack of money or resources to celebrate in a desired fashion. For many, family gatherings can be a source of stress, angst and drama. Some people just find their expanded holiday to-do lists overwhelming. Others are reacting to the decreased daylight, which causes Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) in some. For those who already struggle with anxiety

Ripped from the headlines

I was on the elliptical watching “Morning Joe” when I heard the news about Matt Lauer last week. I was not particularly a fan – I rarely watched “The Today Show” and hadn’t developed a connection – but it hit me like a ton of bricks. Yet another well-known man falling to the aftermath of the #metoo movement. This is a pivotal time in our country, for many reasons. However, the current climate in which women are feeling empowered to claim their lives, bodies and well-being as their own is somewhat new, and long overdue. This argument is not about gender, but much more about power and the ways in which our culture has in the past – and even now – viewed the roles of men and women. It’s a pivot

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