The decorations and lights have come down, the sweet treats reduced to a few remaining crumbs, company has returned home, and the joy you felt spending time with loved ones over the holidays has been replaced with the blues. The post-holiday blues are a common experience. The holidays afford the opportunity for many more pleasurable experiences, within a compressed period of time, than we normally encounter in our day to day lives. We can feel a little sad once we return to our normal routines. 6 tips for coping with the post-holiday blues.
In my previous post, 19 Best Books to Give as Gifts and Book-Related Gifts, I shared by top suggestions for my most recent favorite books. Many of my friends are writers, or have friends and family members who are writers, so in this post I decided to share with you some of my top recommendations for Best Gifts for Writers on your Christmas list.
Weddings. Holiday parties. Birthday celebrations.
They are all supposed to be happy and joyous. But what about when you’re battling depression?
I remember the year my mother died. Only a few months later, the holidays were upon us, and I sat at the foot of the Christmas tree sobbing. “I’m not ready to be the matriarch of the family!” I couldn’t muster up the happiness, joy, or peace we sung about in the Christmas carols. I just wanted to forget the holiday, and forget my grief, and yet I couldn’t.
In today’s Ask Dr. B, Dr. Bengtson provides helpful tips on how to walk alongside someone who is depressed during the holidays. #depression #mentalhealth
Have you ever been lied to? I have. But probably not in the way you think. The lies we believe can have a profound impact on how we feel about ourselves. Fortunately God’s grace and mercy can bring us to a right view of ourselves.