Monthly Archives: November 2012

How to Deal with Loss During the Holidays

It’s “that time of year,” and the pressure is on. To look happy, to be happy, to have a happy family, to make happy memories. To cook beautiful meals that you serve to beautiful friends and beautiful family. To make … Continue reading

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Traditions, Flexibility, and Guilt

A dear friend shared with me the other day that, once she finally understood that all holidays could be a “movable feast,” she really began to enjoy this time of year. As we get older, things change. Some things get easier, but … Continue reading

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What Were the Cleaver’s Smoking? A Holiday Guide for Real Families.

If you come from the Norman Rockwell family, this post is not for you. If, come next week, you and your people will gather “over the river and through the woods” and, in general, your family’s holiday memories look more … Continue reading

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The Price of Non-Forgiveness

The other day, while working with a client, the subject of forgiveness came up. She had made a mistake some years ago, and was still angry with herself for her misstep. As with most everything that happens in life, her … Continue reading

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