The Glee Club

Your brain on the holidays: Pry apart the significance of your favorite traditions and learn to cope with December stress.

Bah Humbug, Are the Relatives Getting On Your Nerves?

By Deborah L. Davis Ph.D.
Six sanity-saving tips for mindfully enjoying your family over the holidays

Which Holiday Parenting Mistakes Will You Make?

By Susan Newman Ph.D.
5 ways to prevent holiday parenting mistakes.

If and When to “Spill the Beans” About Santa Claus

By Susan Newman Ph.D.
The benefits of believing in Santa Claus

Motivating the Joy Response

By Seth Slater M.F.A.
Is the exuberance of joy a natural pressure relief valve for stress?

7 Smart Strategies to Avoid Holiday Burnout

By Sherrie Bourg Carter Psy.D.
7 ways to reduce holiday stress

Do I Have to Go to the Party?

By Barbara Markway Ph.D.
Patience and a sense of humor will help introverts survive the holiday season.

Christmas Angst and the Psychology of Gifts: 5 Giver Types

By Peg Streep
Exploring the psychology of gift giving: Recognize anyone you know?

How Could I Be Related to These People?

By Loretta G. Breuning Ph.D.
When it feels like you have nothing in common, here's why.

Why Holiday Music Can Hurt

By Kimberly Sena Moore Ph.D.
Christmas music doesn't bring everyone cheer.

Surviving Loneliness over the Holidays

By Guy Winch Ph.D.
Strategies to combat loneliness over the holidays

Holiday Blues Busters: 7 Tips to Bring More Joy into Your Life

By Sherrie Bourg Carter Psy.D.
Leave sadness behind this holiday season

Helping the Sensitive Child Cope with the Holidays

By Barbara Markway Ph.D.
Follow these do's and don'ts to help your child cope with the holidays.

When Poor Health and the Holidays Collide

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
Three ways to ease the pain of limited participation in holiday activities.

Breaking Tradition

By Susan Newman Ph.D.
Give up “same old, same old” traditions to minimize exhaustion and frustration.

A Christmas Song for Those Having a Rough Holiday Season

By Stephanie A. Sarkis Ph.D.
A song for the holiday blues.

Help for the Holidays

By Stephanie A. Sarkis Ph.D.
The holidays are difficult for many people.

Coolest Kid on the Block—Christmas Tree AND Hanukkah Bush!

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
I’ve been blessed to celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas.

Educating Loved Ones about Your Health During the Holidays

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
Talk to family and close friends ahead of time about your health limitations.

5 Ways to Beat the Holiday Blues

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D.
Why we feel down at the end of the year and what we can do about it

What We Can Learn From Our Elders: 4 Steps for the Holidays

By Brandilynn J. Villarreal M.A.
4 steps to controlling negative emotions during the holidays.

The Serenity Prayer: A Musical Gift

By Meg Selig
Is there a better gift than the gift of serenity?

Of Holiday Bullies and Double Standards

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Holiday advice is different if you are single

Four Simple Reasons Smart People Shouldn't Believe in Races

By Guy P. Harrison
Today is a good day to wake up and join the human species.

Deck the Halls for Chanukah

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Music unites us all, and at the same time conveys essential holiday messages.

Why Travel is a Major Accomplishment

By Judith Fein
You should be proud of where you've traveled.

The Holidays can be an Opportunity for Great Hope

By Thomas G. Plante Ph.D., ABPP
Regardless of your religious tradition embrace the season of light and hope.

There Are No Victims, Only Volunteers

By Billi Gordon Ph.D.
Brain solutions for the jingle bell blues

Unwrap Mindfulness & Abundant Mindset this Holiday Season

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Practical Tools for Balance, Self-Compassion, and Abundant Mindset

The Most Miserable Time of Year

By Laurie Essig Ph.D.
Santa's race, Happy Holidays, consumer debt and other reasons for holiday misery

5 Mind Tricks to Help Keep Your Resolutions

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
5 fun and easy ways to help keep your New Year's resolutions

Family Traditions

By Eileen Kennedy-Moore Ph.D.
Love notes for our kids: The best family traditions may be those we invent