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

By Linda Wasmer Andrews
An attitude of gratitude promotes longer, sounder sleep.

Are We There Yet?

By Ira Hyman Ph.D.
Why the family car trip feels like it will never end.

Giving thanks: The benefits of gratitude

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Why gratitude is good for your mental health

Seating Planning

By Sally Augustin Ph.D.
There's new research about where we prefer to sit.

Munchkins, Gherkins, Napkins . . . and Pumpkins?

By Ina Lipkowitz Ph.D.
Why does something so big have such a little name?

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

By Leslie Becker-Phelps Ph.D.
Use Thanksgiving to help you become healthier and happier.

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

By Susan Newman Ph.D.
How to create peaceful family holiday gatherings.

Airport Security Theater

By Renee Garfinkel Ph.D.
What security methods keep us flying safely?

The Pen is Mightier Than the Fork

By Laura Deutsch
A writing technique to ease you through the holidays.

Did your Thanksgiving come with a Side of Family Drama?

By Azadeh Aalai Ph.D.
How to cope with the aftermath of a stressful holiday with family

The Lost Art of Appreciation

By Jennifer Kunst Ph.D.
How to be grateful even when the biscuits are burned.

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

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
What leaders enhance to build families, companies, and countries that thrive.

Coping with Thanksgiving Day Blues

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W.
Coping with Thanksgiving Day blues can be easier than you think.

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

By Guy Winch Ph.D.
How to make family gatherings less tense and more pleasant for everyone

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

By Sherrie Bourg Carter Psy.D.
How to Keep Your Holiday Spirit Alive and Energized

Planning a Lapse for Thanksgiving Day

By Meg Selig
Splurge, but don't binge. Here's how.

Fulfillment during the holidays: Challenging but possible

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Stressed out by the holidays? Here's how to make them fulfilling.

How To Guide Your Child To Make Better Friends.

By Ugo Uche
Hint: look for the silver lining in cyber bullying.

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

By Ruth C. White Ph.D.
The holidays dont have to make you feel nuttier than fruitcake.

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

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
How to talk to family and close friends about chronic pain and illness.

The Thanksgiving Day Massacre: A House of Horrors

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D.
Why give thanks by slaughtering sentient beings?

Parenthood: The treatment of forgiveness

By Jeremy Clyman Psy.D.
The science behind forgiveness

The Joy of Effort

By E. Paul Zehr Ph.D.
Being active has many benefits for both body and brain.

Let those Thanksgiving Zombies Loose!

By George Michelsen Foy
This weekend is a time to re-expose--and heal--family ghouls


By Martha Peaslee Levine M.D.
Sometimes the biggest "turkey" can be our expectations!

Don't Let Stress Spoil Your Fun This Holiday Season

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Coping tips to survive the christmas frenzy

The Turkey-Tryptophan Myth.

By Alex Korb Ph.D.
Does turkey make you happy and sleepy?

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

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
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

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D.
Your Thanksgiving vaccine against glasses half-empty or half-full of malarkey.

5 Holiday Blues Busters

By Nancy Kalish Ph.D.
"Happy Holidays" are not so happy?

Preventing Holiday Meltdown

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

Tips for Holidays and Parenting: Letting Joy Win over Stress

By Kevin D. Arnold Ph.D., ABPP
Four Tips to Help Moms and Dads Find Joy in the Holidays

Family Dinners: Just Holiday Time or All the Time?

By Charlotte Reznick Ph.D.
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

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
Three simple ideas to 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

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Deprecation, demands and dismissive responses breed depression.

Get Even By Getting Even...Happier

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
While hurt and anger evoke desire to punish, other routes lead to healing.

Becoming Bilingual: Celebrating Thanksgiving

By Francois Grosjean Ph.D.
A personal example of the process of becoming bicultural

Don't let life's hassles get you down

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Everyday hassles can cause more stress than you realize.

Giving Thanks by Giving Back

By Marietta McCarty
Thanksgiving Thoughts of Gratitude Inspired by Kenya’s Wangari Maathai

The Seven Best Gratitude Quotes

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
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?"

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D.
Doesn't It Bug You When People Say, "You Know What You Should Do?"

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

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
Why some people might need to sleep more than others.

Spoilt by choice?

By Susan Carnell Ph.D.
Why you always overeat at Thanksgiving dinner

A Simple Way to Beat the Thanksgiving Blues

By Nadja Geipert
Putting both the Thanks and the Giving back into Thanksgiving

Harvard Should Set Better Example for Treating Lowest-Paid

By Paula J. Caplan Ph.D.
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

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

The Perils of Thanksgiving

By Seth Slater M.F.A.
Why holiday habits go against the grain.

Should You Stay Home for the Holidays?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
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

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
These habits rob you of your power, making you unhappy in your love and at work.

When the empty nest isn't empty anymore

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Boomerang kids: Do you know what your parents are up to when you're not home?

40+ Quotes on Thankfulness and Thanksgiving

By Stephanie Sarkis Ph.D.
Learn from these folks about being thankful.

This thanksgiving, gobble up the goodness without the guilt

By David Rock
Don't let the turkeys get you down

The Day After National Adoption Day

By Meredith Resnick L.C.S.W.
Does the stress of family drive some to wish they didn't have family?