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It took me awhile - fifty six years to be exact - but it finally dawned on me that resisting the in-your-face, started-before Halloween, pepper-spray inducing "HOLIDAY SEASON", was just a lesson in futility. I've surrendered. I hate to give up a fight but it's best to recognize defeat and cut your losses.
Let's be honest here - once I figured out Santa, the whole Christmas story came into question. Then, the more independent I became in my spiritual beliefs, the more this extended, over-commercialized season came to annoy me. So, from Thanksgiving until New Years, I generally find... (more)
...having to be jolly has the exact opposite affect. While outwardly they smile and laugh, many people go into deep depressions, during this time of the year, resulting in the highest suicide rates of any period.
Here are 10 effective and powerful ways to eliminate the holiday blues, reduce your stress level, be jolly and experience a joyful spirit.
1. Be grateful. Every day you wake up and go to sleep ask yourself the question, "what am I grateful for in my life"?. When one is grateful our fear's disappear and we start to realize the magic... (more)
...and memories of childhood dreams during this time of year, many people aren't happy and feel more like Charlie Brown's "A Charlie Brown Christmas" (without the optimism) or George Bailey from "It's A Wonderful Life" (without the happy ending). Holiday Depression, better known as "the holiday blues," is real and it affects quite a number of people every year. The symptoms are wide and varied and can be brought on by the stress, fatigue and the tension that often occur during the holiday season. "I'll Be Home for Christmas," "I'll Have Blue Christmas" and other songs filled with... (more)
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