As we are on eve of Thanksgiving and the full blown "holiday season," my mind has been rolling with all the various feelings/anxieties/stresses this time of year often brings up. Add to that, the fact that it has been one helluva horrific week, I think we could all stand to focus in on some self care.
Over the years I've written a few things here and there about getting through and thinking critically about the holidays...I thought they might prove helpful to share again.
10 Steps to a Fat Shame Free Thanksgiving (pretty self explanatory. I really stand by this one!)
Self Care and Resources for Getting Through the Holidays (this is my master post round up of everything helpful in the realm I could find online last year.)
Don't Be Part of the Problem this Holiday Season (some ideas about the issues with "Black Friday" and all that garbage.)
Family Stress and Imperfect Holidays (just know you're not alone is the holiday season for you doesn't look like a greeting card.)
Mindful Giving at the Holidays (aka, rethinking the reflective act of dropping coins in a donation tin.)
All in all, my biggest message is to do the absolute best you can to take care of yourself. You deserve it.
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