How low expectations get me through the holidays
Taking care of yourself | Strategizing for success

How low expectations get me through the holidays

I don’t know about you, but I tend to feel a bit depressed around the holidays. I definitely know that a big part of it is how strongly I associate this time of year with my father’s death. I’ve got a long history with depression and have learned that I tend to mentally string together…

Making the most of your holiday celebrations!
Strategizing for success | Taking care of yourself

Making the most of your holiday celebrations!

I talked recently about deciding what events to attend as part of your holiday celebrations this holiday season. This post is a companion for it, but with a focus on what you can do before an event to help yourself have the most possible fun at the event! Plan ahead to minimize your stress the…

Should I go?  Deciding what holiday events are worth your effort
Taking care of yourself

Should I go? Deciding what holiday events are worth your effort

Especially around the holidays, there are a lot of events that you may be invited to, and a lot of events that you may have the opportunity to attend.  If your condition is new or has shifted severely, it may be hard to know what events you might actually be able to enjoy and which…