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Should We Talk About #MeToo At The Holiday Table?

There’s an old saying about keeping religion and politics away from the dinner table. We are taught that the heavier of subjects are meant to be left away from social, polite conversation because where there is heavy conversation there is sure to be heavy conflict. With the current political climate and tensions running high, thereRead More

Eating Disorder Recovery During The Holidays

The idea that a holiday meal could pass without mention of weight, food, or body image, is highly ideal. Unfortunately, we live in a world that is riddled with shame regarding food and body. We’re told to feel ashamed of what we eat and ashamed of how we look, which contributes to a toxic andRead More

What If You Can’t Handle The Holidays?

We’re becoming more and more familiar with this sensation as internet memes and empathized tweets share the sentiment worldwide. Some days, we just can’t. There’s no more energy or motivation left to continue doing whatever it is we have to be doing and bearing the burden of the stress of life. Our self-care has runRead More

Self-Care For Holiday Anxiety

In our previous blog, we discussed the many reasons why anxiety can be at a peak during this time of year due to the buzz of the holiday season. As stress runs high to satisfy all the demands of the holidays, anxiety can also be buzzing due to the stress, and many underlying issues. HolidaysRead More

Could Your Habits Be Adding To Your Holiday Stress?

In recovery we hear the saying “one day at a time” quite frequently. The adage is designed to help us take on life one thing at a time, which is more challenging than it sounds. Those of us in recovery, whether that be from trauma, addictions, mental health, or more, tend to bite off moreRead More

Coping With Anxiety During The Holidays

As the year draws to a close, the buzz and bustle of modern life seems to heighten. This time of year is known for a frantic frazzle of frustrated patrons trying to buy everything they need to make for their perfect holiday. Workers finally have a vacation. Family members and friends who haven’t seen themselvesRead More

What Self-Care Tools Do I Need To Cope With SAD?

In our previous two QA articles, we discussed SAD, seasonal affect disorder, and trauma. First, we talked about what SAD is and how it can relate to trauma. Second, we looked at the intricacies of how the experience of SAD can trigger trauma, then, how we can start to cope with SAD by talking withRead More

How Do I Cope With SAD And Trauma?

In our previous QA article, we discussed SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder and how it can potentially be a manifestation of, or trigger of, trauma. During the changing of the seasons, particularly when winter onsets, millions of people suffer a mild form of depression. Feeling a change in their energy, emotions, and mood, people become uncomfortableRead More

What If I Relapse During The Holidays?

Spend time in the rooms of recovery support group meetings like Alcoholics Anonymous and you will come to learn that the holidays are an extremely difficult time for people who are in recovery from addictions and alcoholism. Spend time among people in recovery and you will learn that the holidays are an extremely difficult timeRead More