HOW TO HAVE A TRULY MERRY CHRISTMAS “Merry Christmas” may have been replaced by “Happy Holidays” as the standard November–December greeting in our multicultural society, but if your family celebrates Christmas proper, you no doubt hope to stay merry without falling victim to the stress that can spoil a holiday under any name. (You can adapt the following tips to any holiday, any time of … [Read more...] about HOW TO HAVE A TRULY MERRY CHRISTMAS
COULD YOUR CHILD HAVE SAD? Most of us have occasional bouts of “winter blahs.” It could be post-celebration depression after the winter holidays; restlessness from too much time indoors; or plain old longing for more sunshine. Usually, a few days of healthy living and productive activity lifts the mood back to normal. But about one person in twenty gets as blue as Antarctic glacier … [Read more...] about COULD YOUR CHILD HAVE SAD?
STAYING HAPPY DURING SEASONAL CHANGES A key element of happiness is the ability to cope with transition. There are people who go into a blue funk at every major life change. And there are people who greet the annual change of seasons by letting their faces get longer as the days get shorter. If you or your child are moody and sluggish throughout the winter, it may be a medical … [Read more...] about STAYING HAPPY DURING SEASONAL CHANGES
STAYING HEALTHY DURING SEASONAL CHANGES Has everyone in your family gotten their flu shots this year? Winter is traditionally the season for coughing, sniffling, and sore throats—which frequently don’t need the help of actual germs to show up in cold, dry weather. Ironically, literal illness may be more of a risk in mild winters: frequent changes in weather and temperature mean frequent … [Read more...] about Stay Healthy During Seasonal Changes
DAILY BLESSINGS EVERYONE SHOULD COUNT If “count your blessings” sounds clichéd to you, or if you’re waiting for something to happen that’s “worth” counting, you’re missing out on a lot of happiness by taking everyday blessings for granted. It’s time to look at the good things in your life with fresh eyes, and the following lists are to get you going. While you’re at it, ask your children to … [Read more...] about DAILY BLESSINGS EVERYONE SHOULD COUNT