There is no doubt the holidays are a magical season full of joy, beauty and giving. However, for many individuals, it can also cause grief, due to loss of a loved one, or anxiety due to get-togethers with family members that are not always easy to communicate with or the pressure to purchase an abundance of unnecessary gifts!
Here are a few of our favorite resources and guides for reducing stress and making the holidays merry and bright!
1.Civility & Compassion for the Holidays VIRTUAL class on 11/20 (if you can't attend the live virtual talk, a video recording will be emailed to you!)
Join Cathy Adams for a live virtual talk (via Zoom technology) where they discuss how to be civil and compassionate during the holidays and beyond. Respectful and reflective discourse is a practice, and the holidays are a great time to practice with the ones that we love most. Cathy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Parent Coach, Certified Elementary School Teacher, Certified Yoga Teacher, and she teaches in the Sociology Department at Dominican University and Elmhurst College. Click here to register!
2.How we can Approach this Holiday Season from an Intentional Perspective.
Jess Lively and Courtney Carver team up for this Podcast, This episode is perfect for anyone looking to reduce the holiday stress, increase holiday joy, put themselves first, and to prevent or manage a difficult health issue.
3. Gift Ideas for Minimalists and Their Kids
The holidays do not need to revolve around gifts and things, in fact they can be much more meaningful with the mantra, "Less is More." Allie Cassaza provides some excellent gift ideas for minimalists here.