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Simple Gifts--for the Holidays (Holy Daze) or If We Do Not Know Your Wishes, How Can We Follow Them?

It was the week before Thanks-giving. "I just want to die," Elsa started the conversation. "I'm suffering way too much. I've had enough." My response, as the Palliative Care Nurse consulting with Elsa, was "Have you talked to your family about this?" She was afraid to talk to her family. Show More Summary

Starting A New Year After an Alzheimer's Death

It's been eight months since my wife died with Alzheimer's disease (AD). I've moved on with my new life as a widower... but it's definitely been a bumpy ride. I still "lose it" occasionally. Tears may come while listening to a song, watching a tender scene on TV, or during an event that I wish I could have shared with Clare. Show More Summary

10 Ways to Beautify the Holiday Season

It is quite easy to get caught up in the spirit of the holiday season, whether it is the spirit of giving or the spirit of materialism. In many places around the world, this is a time when the atmosphere around us seems to be a bit lighter and more cheerful, but can also feel more hurried and overwhelming. Show More Summary

Keeping the Resolve in Your New Year's Resolutions

Losing weight is a top New Year's resolution for many Americans. Reaching and staying at a healthy weight are resolutions worth keeping--not just throughout the year, but throughout a lifetime. Avoiding overweight and obesity may help...Show More Summary

9 Makeup Hacks to Get Ready for This Christmas and New Year's Party

When it comes to holiday makeup, you need to take a couple of things into consideration. First, you'll probably be partying into the wee hours, so you should choose long-lasting and waterproof makeup. Secondly, it's okay to experiment with a new statement look for the occasion. Show More Summary

Holiday Black and Blues

The holiday season began with Thanksgiving. We took a deep breath and stepped on the roller coaster ride that will zip us through an unending gauntlet of paper-wrapped, bow-tied, fancy-dan celebrations and parties. We will change out one holiday as the next one begins. Show More Summary

Celebrate Your Nice List: Here's Your Holiday Shopping Guide for Loved Ones in Recovery from Addiction

Holiday shopping season is in full swing. If you're looking for the perfect gift for a loved one new to recovery, here are a few classic gift ideas you can be sure will make them smile and support their healthy lifestyle. A blank journal. Show More Summary

7 Tips To Lower Diabetes Risk in Menopause During the Holidays

By now, most people have been to a holiday party or two. Lots of food, lots of eggnog and other carb laden alcoholic beverages, and lots of grazing all day long on all the boxes of candy friends and business acquaintances sent to us....Show More Summary

Simple & Soulful Self Care Practices for the Busy Holiday Season

Do you feel alive and filled with gratitude? Filled up by a sense of celebration, joy and community of the holiday season? Or do you feel exhausted and heavy with resentment? You've been giving too much of yourself away and it's is wearing you down. Show More Summary

Meet Kids Who Gave Their Elders The Ultimate Gift

The scenes are simple: Steve Griffith playing catch with his son, Lewis. Boris Govzman doing card tricks for his grandsons, Daniel and Jonathan Tyshler. Irene Sample sprinkling wisdom on her great-grandkids, Eunique and Darian Latchison. In...Show More Summary

The Them In Us

My native inclination this time each year is to turn my attention from matters purely medical, and dwell somewhat preferentially on the humanistic: peace on earth, good will toward men (and women), and all that. ‘Tis the season for it, after all; the season of light and nativity, generosity and hope. Show More Summary

Two Gratitude Practices for Building Trust Among School Staff

By Vicki Zakrzewski According to research, trust between staff members is key to cultivating a positive school climate. And yet, because of the complexity of human relationships, trust can be one of the most difficult things to foster...Show More Summary

The Trouble with Trigger Warnings

By Mariah Flynn Earlier this fall, incoming students at the University of Chicago received a letter from school administrators. In it, the freshmen were welcomed to the University and congratulated on their acceptance into this school. Show More Summary

Can Mindfulness Help You Be More Authentic

By Kira M. Newman For many of us, mindfulness is a relaxation tool--a way to cultivate calm and slow down in a frantic world. But that's not all it can do. "Sometimes when I meditate, I can't stop smiling," a longtime practitioner told me recently. Show More Summary

People Who Feel Excluded Are Susceptible to Conspiracy Theories

By Tom Jacobs Donald Trump's core supporters seem willing to swallow increasingly absurd conspiracy theories?--?including the candidate's insistence that a vast array of international forces are out to defeat him. It's easy to mock their...Show More Summary

When Women Are More Likely to Lie

By Pamela Tom Would you tell a lie to help someone else? A new study says women won't lie on their own behalf, but they are willing to do so for someone else if they feel criticized or pressured by others. In contrast, research by Professor...Show More Summary

Four Steps to Feeling Better about Yourself

By Tchiki Davis What gives you a sense of self-worth? Data from my well-being survey recently revealed that positive self-views (or feeling good about oneself, a general belief that we are good, worthwhile human beings) were the best...Show More Summary

How To Best Deal With A Separation Near The Holidays

The holidays can be stressful enough, but trying to navigate the best way to deal with an impending separation right around the holidays can feel like too much stress to bear for anyone. When children are involved, this greatly complicates...Show More Summary

Merry Christmas, Even If It's Hard

I feel like we need to stop for a minute and acknowledge that maybe, for some of us, this season is hard. Like really hard. And we’d just like to skip the festivities this year. In the fall of 2012, I accidentally got pregnant. “Accidentally” meaning it was not planned. Show More Summary

An Uncluttered Christmas

Mom and Dad guilt? Who’s ever had that? There are so many reasons we all carry guilt; death, divorce, financial stress, lack of personal time with our kids. The holidays come, and somehow we think if we buy them more stuff it may just...Show More Summary

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