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December 24, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

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Tips for Dealing with Worry

December 24, 2014 04:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA

tipsfor dealingwith worry
Worry is something that plagues all of us, especially during this time of year. Are we going to have enough food for everyone at our family dinner? Will everyone get the presents that they want? Will we be able to get through this holiday without the family member(s) that we have lost? What will we do in order to be able to get through this season? There are so many thoughts that plague us, and it can be really hard to figure out whether or not we can come with some of the more difficult feelings that we are dealing with on a regular basis. [More]

December 18, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

how do i focuson family duringthe holidays

How Do I Focus on Family During the Holidays?

December 18, 2014 04:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA

how do i focuson family duringthe holidays
The holiday season can be a difficult time for many of us, especially those of us who have family members and friends who we want to see and spend time with on a regular basis. That being said, there are a lot of things that we have to get done over the holiday season, and sometimes, we lose focus on what we should be focusing on during this time of year. We get so caught up in the excitement and the "doing" that we forget about the people that we love and want to be around on a regular basis. [More]

December 12, 2014
by Dr. C. Wayne Winkle,Phd

decision fatigue

Decision Fatigue: A Tired Brain and Christmas Shopping

December 12, 2014 19:30 by Dr. C. Wayne Winkle,Phd

decision fatigue
Decision fatigue is a genuine condition. The term refers to the way decisions made by people after a long session of decision making will deteriorate (Baumeister, 2003). Decision fatigue is an important consideration here at Christmas time. Deciding the right thing to buy for others, shopping for it, then paying a good price for it are uppermost in most people’s minds at this time of year. [More]

December 3, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

dealingwith insecurity

Dealing with Insecurity

December 3, 2014 04:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA

dealingwith insecurity
Insecurity is one of those feelings that everyone feels at least once in their lifetime. That being said, it doesn't make it any easier for you to deal with it. Especially during the holidays, we may find that there are a lot of things that are going on and a lot of people that we see that make us feel a little bit insecure about ourselves. Because of that, it's important for us to think about how we deal with insecurity and why it is, sometimes, a huge part of the lives that we are living. We're going to explore both of those things today in hopes that you will be able to deal with insecurity in a healthy manner. [More]

December 2, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

gettin throughthe holidays aftera loss

Getting through the Holidays After a Loss

December 2, 2014 04:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA

gettin throughthe holidays aftera loss
As the holidays grow ever closer, some people have a lot on their mind, and it's sad to see them try and work through their feelings during this time of year. This is especially true if someone has been trying to work their way through the loss of a loved one. Losing a loved one, whether it was days before or years before a holiday, gives the holidays a bittersweet feeling, and it can be really hard for people to work through those emotions in a healthy manner. Why are the holidays so hard after a loss? [More]

November 18, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

copingwith holiday stress

Coping with Holiday Stress

November 18, 2014 04:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA

copingwith holiday stress
The holidays can be an incredibly stressful time of year, and because of that, it's important for us to get a grip on what is going on and figure out how we can take care of it in an effective and safe manner. Holidays are supposed to be enjoyed, but more often than not, they cause us to feel incredibly frazzled. Why are the holidays such a stressful time of year? What can we do in order to reduce the amount of stress we are feeling and enjoy the holidays in a healthy way once again? [More]

December 21, 2013
by LuAnn Pierce, LCSW

copingwith depression duringthe holidays

Coping with Depression During the Holidays

December 21, 2013 11:00 by LuAnn Pierce, LCSW

copingwith depression duringthe holidays
Most people believe that the rate of depression makes a sharp rise during the holiday season. However, research shows that depression and suicide rates are actually higher at other times of the year. This does not mean that millions of people are not depressed during the holidays – they are. [More]