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    Grief, the Holidays, and Ways to Cope

    Let’s be frank, the holidays are hard, especially if you are grieving the loss of a loved one.For many, the holidays are a time spent with family and friends, sharing meals, and creating special moments and memories. The hustle, bustle and celebrations are difficult to manage and might even feel a little offensive. How can you possibly celebrate the joy of togetherness when your loved one is not with you?  Holiday details may serve to remind you of what you don’t have and the absence o...  Read More...

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    Holiday Stress: Conversations, Emotional Triggers, & Expectations

    It’s hard not to wonder what the holidays were like for the humorist Victor Borge when he said, “Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people once a year.”Perhaps family gatherings produced feelings of anxiety rather than comfort and joy? Or maybe there were intense expectations surrounding adhering to traditions: it’s just not Christmas unless I make Grandma Flo’s 22-ingredient cheese log!   Read More...

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    Is it possible to prevent depression with exercise? (here's a hint: YES!)

    Researchers say preventing depression is possible with only one hour of exercise a week. And yes, a leisurely walk around your neighbor counts!Recent research findings provide significant evidence that exercising one hour per week can help prevent depression. Medical professionals have known for some time that exercise can help treat depression, but this study is the first to show how physical activity can help prevent it from occurring.   Read More...

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