Stress, Depression and the Holidays

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The holiday season often brings unwelcome guests — stress and depression. And it’s no wonder. The holidays present a dizzying array of demands — parties, shopping, baking, cleaning and entertaining, to name just a few.

But with some practical tips, you can minimize the stress that accompanies the holidays. You may even end up enjoying the holidays more than you thought you would.

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Relationships That Last

wine_AfAm coupleGood relationships nourish us. Research shows they boost happiness, improve health and lower stress.

Like flowers, relationships need care to grow. When life gets busy, our relationships may suffer. We may feel we simply don’t have the time to spend on our relationships, between working, parenting and running a household. If this sounds familiar, try these tips and watch your relationships thrive: Continue reading