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Dealing with Grief during the Christmas Holidays

woman in mourning

We think of the Christmas holidays as a time of joy and celebration, a time of giving and receiving, and above all, a family time. Unfortunately for lots of us, life intervenes and we find ourselves dealing with grief at the holidays. Many are entering the Christmas season with a keen awareness that one or more of their family will be missing, whether by death, divorce or circumstance. So the question is this: is there a way to enjoy the holiday season while dealing with grief? […]

Chronically Unhappy People vs. Happy People

Chronic Happiness

You and I have experienced people who seem to be stuck in chronic unhappiness. It is as if they had “Victim” tattooed on their foreheads and wore a badge saying, “long-suffering.” There is no question that some of the chronically unhappy people have suffered severe trauma and bad times. But there are other chronically unhappy people who seem to have everything going for them. They may justify their gloom with excuses like, “How can I be happy when some animals are going extinct?” […]