It is that time of year when we are bombarded with messages of what a "traditional" family should be...touching commercials focusing in on the heartfelt presents (usually diamonds or luxury cars) and words exchanged between hetero couples, family gatherings filled with smiles and laughter, the veteran homecoming "surprise party" celebration, etc. Unfortunately, we don't all have the opportunity or desire to be surrounded by our family of origin during this time of year. Here are 5 tips I put together on how to navigate the holiday season when your family of origin does not look like the commercials.
Are you too busy for 'self-care'? Don't have the luxury to take time out of your day to meditate or go to a yoga class? My On-the-Ready Wellness blog will give you practical, low-cost tips for improving your overall mental health and wellness.
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