Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

We seem to be curiously divided on our national holiday of Thanksgiving. Is it a day of rest, great food, and gratitude, or a stressful obligation that requires advanced coping skills? Maybe the battle of these two Thanksgivings is really between dueling attitudes and mindsets, not dueling relatives around the dining room table.

Giving Thanks Can Help You Sleep

An attitude of gratitude promotes longer, sounder sleep.

Are We There Yet?

Why the family car trip feels like it will never end.

Giving thanks: The benefits of gratitude

Why gratitude is good for your mental health

Seating Planning

There's new research about where we prefer to sit.

Munchkins, Gherkins, Napkins . . . and Pumpkins?

Why does something so big have such a little name?

Preparing for Thanksgiving... And a Healthier, Happier You

Use Thanksgiving to help you become healthier and happier.

"Talkin' Turkey" to Create a Conflict-Free Thanksgiving

How to create conflict-free family holiday get-togethers.

Airport Security Theater

What security methods keep us flying safely?

The Pen is Mightier Than the Fork

A writing technique to ease you through the holidays.

Did your Thanksgiving come with a Side of Family Drama?

How to cope with the aftermath of a stressful holiday with family

The Lost Art of Appreciation

How to be grateful even when the biscuits are burned.

Thriving Organizations Have Thanks-giving From Below and Hands Off From Above

What leaders enhance to build families, companies, and countries that thrive.

Coping with Thanksgiving Day Blues

How to manage Thanksgiving Day blues.

5 More Ways to Avoid Family Meltdowns on Thanksgiving (Part II)

How to make family gatherings less tense and more pleasant for everyone

'Tis the Season (Already!): 5 Simple Ways to Avoid Holiday Fatigue

How to Keep Your Holiday Spirit Alive and Energized

Planning a Lapse for Thanksgiving Day

Splurge, but don't binge. Here's how.

Fulfillment during the holidays: Challenging but possible

Stressed out by the holidays? Here's how to make them fulfilling.

How To Guide Your Child To Make Better Friends.

Hint: look for the silver lining in cyber bullying.

Happy Holidays??? Why not? Enjoying the days from Thanksgiving to New Year

The holidays dont have to make you feel nuttier than fruitcake.

Head-Off Holiday Stress by Educating Loved-Ones About Your Health Limitations

How to talk to family and close friends about chronic pain and illness.

The Thanksgiving Day Massacre: A House of Horrors

Why give thanks by slaughtering sentient beings?

Parenthood: The treatment of forgiveness

The science behind forgiveness

The Joy of Effort

Being active has many benefits for both body and brain.

Let those Thanksgiving Zombies Loose!

This weekend is a time to re-expose--and heal--family ghouls


Sometimes the biggest "turkey" can be our expectations!

Don't Let Stress Spoil Your Fun This Holiday Season

Coping tips to survive the christmas frenzy

The Turkey-Tryptophan Myth.

Does turkey make you happy and sleepy?

Relationships Can Heal...But Can They Also Make You Sick?

Research suggests how to look out for yourself, no matter what.

Your Pre-Thanksgiving Vaccine Against Viral Glasses Half-Empty or Half-Full Of Malarkey

Your Thanksgiving vaccine against glasses half-empty or half-full of malarkey.

5 Holiday Blues Busters

"Happy Holidays" are not so happy?

Preventing Holiday Meltdown

5 tips when family drives you around the Xmas tree and over the dreidel

Tips for Holidays and Parenting: Letting Joy Win over Stress

Four Tips to Help Moms and Dads Find Joy in the Holidays

Family Dinners: Just Holiday Time or All the Time?

With the holidays upon us, there's likely going to be a lot of family

How to Ease the Pain of Isolation During the Holidays

Three simple practices can help you feel less alone during the holidays.

These Holidays Are You Getting Too Much of What You Don't Want? Try This 3-D Check-Up

Deprecation, demands and dismissive responses breed depression.

Get Even By Getting Even...Happier

While hurt and anger evoke desire to punish, other routes lead to healing.

Becoming Bilingual: Celebrating Thanksgiving

A personal example of the process of becoming bicultural

Don't let life's hassles get you down

Everyday hassles can cause more stress than you realize.

Giving Thanks by Giving Back

Thanksgiving Thoughts of Gratitude Inspired by Kenya’s Wangari Maathai

The Seven Best Gratitude Quotes

Develop a gratitude practice to open your heart and rewire your brain

Doesn't It Bug You When People Say, "You Know What You Should Do?"

Doesn't It Bug You When People Say, "You Know What You Should Do?"

Holiday Self-Help : Do Introverts Need More Sleep than Extraverts?

Why some people might need to sleep more than others.

Spoilt by choice?

Why you always overeat at Thanksgiving dinner

A Simple Way to Beat the Thanksgiving Blues

Putting both the Thanks and the Giving back into Thanksgiving

Harvard Should Set Better Example for Treating Lowest-Paid

Have-nots Shouldn't Need to Fight the Haves for Wages and Respect

Keep this Diet Trick in Mind After the Holidays and Your Waistline Will Thank You

A simple switch at lunch a few times a week can make a big difference.

The Perils of Thanksgiving

Why holiday habits go against the grain.

Should You Stay Home for the Holidays?

Reinventing traditions is an American tradition.

Four Ways to Assure You Won't Get What You Want, at Work, at Home or for the Holidays

These habits rob you of your power, making you unhappy in your love and at work.

When the empty nest isn't empty anymore

Boomerang kids: Do you know what your parents are up to when you're not home?

40+ Quotes on Thankfulness and Thanksgiving

Learn from these folks about being thankful.

The Day After National Adoption Day

Does the stress of family drive some to wish they didn't have family?