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Holidays

Goodbye Holiday Blues: 3 practical ways to stay mentally healthy during the holidays

It's the most wonderful time of the year. Hmm, sometimes the hustle and bustle of the holiday season can definitely feel not so wonderful. The time between Thanksgiving and the New Year can pull and stretch even the best of us. Travel, parties, interesting family dynamics, school plays, finances, and more can magnify issues we can generally manage. Plus, when you add seasonal depression and health issues that can peak ahead during this time of the year, the demands of the holiday season can create so[...]

Healthy Marriage: 3 lessons about celebrating holidays as a military wife

Being a military wife is already hard, but celebrating special days without your spouse can be particularly tricky. Sometimes, I just want to climb in my bed and just sleep the day away, but I know that is not a healthy response. Instead, I have learned a few healthy lessons that have helped me focus more on what I have in my relationship beyond a date on my calendar. Sign up here to receive your own 20 days to a healthy marriage. Lesson 1—The status of my relationship is not defined by a date Throughou[...]

Thanksgiving fun: 3 activities to do with your family this holiday

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I get to enjoy delicious food with some of my favorite people and it's finally cool enough for me to wear fuzzy socks. Plus, there's pie. Yummy, warm, delicious pie. I mean, calories during holidays don't count, right? More than the food and the cool weather, I enjoy taking time out as a family to reflect on the many blessings in our lives. So I try to include activities that we can do during Thanksgiving that are fun and encourage us to express our gratitude. He[...]