Happy Christmas, Merry Holidays, wondrous solstice…

An Australian friend sent this to me as a Christmas card a couple of years ago. I share it now with all of you. Have a wonderful holiday time and an even better New Year! … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Are holidays with your family difficult? Some thoughts on self-care

(from the archives) A holiday can be a minefield of triggers, expected and unexpected, for those of us who grew up in dysfunctional/abusive/neglectful family systems. If you’re one of us, take care of yourself during this holiday season. Give yourself the option to step away from family activities and interactions if you need to. Make a safe space for yourself. Allow time and space for whatever feelings may come up and be as kind to yourself as you can. …

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