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Tips for Holiday Togetherness

The holidays are a tension of opposites: happily anticipated from a distance, yet fraught with stress as they approach. The ideals of the party, the celebration, the clinking of glasses are much more powerful than their reality-based counterparts, shouting, crashing dishes and spilled red wine. This year bridge the gap between fantasy and reality to enjoy the holidays Ė itís really not impossible. Donít build a brick wall that you beat your head against in frustration. Start training to be happy.

Approach this holiday season like a great athlete or a brilliant attorney Ė you will need both skills. What these two successful people have in common is their ability to rehearse the competition or the trial in their imagination to see themselves reaching the finish line in victory. Close your eyes and visualize the vivid details of your success. Smile deeply within. You will actualize your wish.

Here are 7 tips for holiday resiliency:

For more information on managing your stress and reclaiming your life read my book, Addicted to Stress: A Woman's 7 Step Program to Reclaim Joy and Spontaneity in Life. To listen to archived radio shows with guest experts visit Turn On Your Inner Light Radio Show

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