Monday, December 26, 2016

“If you step out of bounds, admit it. If you lose control of your emotions and lash out, recognize your unhealthy behaviors, apologize and grow from the experience. By respecting the boundaries of others, you fortify your own.” —Mary McGraw Gordon, director of Family and Outpatient Services at the Betty Ford Center

Read more in "Learning to Set Healthy Boundaries."
The holidays are quickly approaching. Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza and many other traditions are just around the corner.  You know what else approaching? Stress, and for many, increased anxiety and depression.

The traditions associated with the holidays often stem from our families of origin and are passed down over time from generation to generation. What’s one to do when such emphasis is placed on being with family during the holidays, yet your family may have rejected you.

How about reinventing your concept of family? Who says things have to be the way they’ve always been? If you’re not getting what you want and need in your life, go out and seek it — redefine what your family will look like. Set a new tradition this holiday season, and move forward by painting a new picture of what your family will look like. 

Sober Holiday Entertaining with Chef Liz Scott 

December is the biggest time for specialty foods and goodies, and more often than not, “festive” food is synonymous with “booze-laden.” How do we avoid a white-knuckle Christmas when the odds are so heavily stacked against us? Here are the best tricks for keeping it merry, bright and booze-free whether you are a holiday guest or host.

10 Spa Vacations That Won't Stress Your Savings

Here are 10 spas across the country that offer a unique experience without requiring wholesale bites to your household budget. 

Schedule a Screening of Generation Found

The documentary is Greg Williams’ latest effort to give a voice to the millions affected by addiction.
Renew provides relevant and engaging information and resources to help individuals recovering from drug and alcohol addiction and their loved ones create and embrace a healthy lifestyle.

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