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ĎTis the Season for 3 Styles of Gift-Giving star
Gift-giving is a complex human story which can either be inspired by the expectation of reciprocity, pure unselfishness, or even revenge. The Christmas season creates a gift-giving frenzy. Do you know and understand your gift-giving style?

5 Tips for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving star
We have it all, but donít know what to with it. And now Thanksgiving is almost here and many of us feel compelled to feel thankful. Why then do we drive ourselves crazy overloaded with chores and tensions concerning a holiday of gratefulness?

7 Proven Strategies for Guilt-Free Holiday Eating star
Thanksgiving is almost here and hark, the beginning of holiday-weight- gain season. I will share with you some proven strategies to enjoy the festivities with a real, lightness of being.

8 Effective Tips to Make Your Resolutions Stick star
We have been through many ordeals this past year from the recession to relationship karma. However, we can finally stop feeling lonely, distressed and angry. We donít have to keep repeating the same mistakes with different people and relive the same old story.

All I Want for the Holidays is Sleep! star
Described as hyper-vigilant, anxious and worried, women have trouble falling asleep and/or staying asleep while their male counterparts for the most part sleep more soundly. Here's how to become a morning person.

Are New Yearís Resolutions Helpful? star
I interviewed a random population of women and men of various ages and found that most survey participants were not making any resolutions this year. Here is why?

Are You a Closet Shopaholic? star
This is the time of year that I worry about my clients who are closet shopaholics. How can you tell if you are a shopaholic? And what can you do to control those impulses?

Are You Suffering from Affluenza? star
Parents are afraid to have that ďtalkĒ with their children about simplifying this holiday season for fear of disappointing them. Gifts have become a monetary barometer for love and affection.

Attracting Love and Romance This Valentineís Day star

Avoid These New Yearís Eve Hazards star
New Yearís is a potential minefield which could explode your well-being both physically and emotionally. The best way to deal with imminent danger is to be alive and alert. Here are some alarming things that can happen and how to prevent them.

Beware of the McHoliday Syndrome star
The holiday season sets us up for the McHoliday syndrome, a prefab happiness Ė a wonderful life for us all. As the holidays approach, we drive ourselves crazy looking for the perfect gift, preparing for the perfect dinner and trying to look perfect. Time to turn the extraordinary into the ordinary.

Breezing through Holiday Stress star
Described as hyper-vigilant, anxious and worried, women have trouble falling asleep and/or staying asleep while their male counterparts for the most part sleep more soundly.Here's how to become a morning person.

Celebrate Halloween to De-stress From Reality star
You can wear your biggest fear inside-out, revealing it to the world without any shame attached in order to help you reduce its powerful hold. Here are 10 costumes that can help:

Donít Make Any More New Yearís Resolutions star
Every year around December we all start thinking about the New Yearís Resolutions we will be making on January 1st. Why do we make promises we donít keep and why canít we keep them? Let us make it easy on ourselves to shed stress in an easy, liquid way. Here are some suggestions to help

Female Holiday Stress Triggers ED star
A man living with a woman during the holidays can feel so stressed, that it impacts him physically and emotionally. What is it about the holidays that can derail a loving relationship?

Fending Off Family Feuds During the Festivities star
When you recall past holiday get-togethers with family and friends, you often realize why you see these people only once a year. Donít fret because I will help you deal with these difficult relationships.

Giving More Can Be Perceived As Less star
Did you ever notice that the more you do for family and friends, the less it is appreciated? Or have you bought a pricey gift and included a cute token gift, only to find out that you have undermined that bigger gift?

Go Green with Re-Gifting star
A huge stressor ominously looming in the near future is holiday gift giving during these hard economic times. Itís time to shine a light on the virtues or re-gifting.

Halloween Can Help You Define Your Identity star
Halloween provides an ample opportunity for costuming and partying. We wear masks to facilitate playfulness, encouraging us to try on different identities. Use this Halloween as an opportunity to consider the different masks we all wear: in social scenes, at work, with our significant other, etc.

Halloween Can Improve Your Mental Health star
Many people view Halloween as unhealthy because trick-or-treat candy fuels an irresistible sugar fest, the beginning phase of winter weight gain. However, Halloween has important health benefits.

Halloween Spending Is Getting Scarier star
Halloween spending hikes in this terrible economy is a real horror show! A recent National Retail Federation survey shows a record 170 million Americans plan to spend $8 billion on Halloween. You can get to know people better on Halloween.

Handling Holiday Custody Battles star
"My husband got custody of our two sons for the major holidays. Iím depressed that I donít have them on the holidays...."

How the Holidays Can Help You Conquer Addictions star
This moment you can tap into the special energy of Christmas and Chanukah to conquer the very addiction you have always hoped to get under control! Here are 8 ways to change:

How to Avoid the Heartbreak of Valentineís Day star
Many of us experience a day of quiet desperation on Valentineīs Day because reality cannot compete with the fairy tales promoted by the media and the card industry. Here is how to celebrate a Happy Valentineís Day, everyday.

How to be Happy when the Holidays are Over star
Weíre busy having so much fun during the holidays and then theyíre done - only blahs and blues remain. If you want to sustain happiness after the holidays, learn from retailers.

How to Brighten the Winter Blahs star

How to Control Holiday Overindulge star
Holiday stress can trigger depression, generalized anxiety and overindulgence. Overindulgence is the frenzied side of stress Ė partying, feasting, drinking and substance abuse. The consequences of overindulgence:

How To Deal With Holiday Stress star
The days are shorter, the weather colder and the holiday countdown begins. The malls are filled with beautiful decorations. Music and fragrances combine to set the holiday spirit. Outside, chestnuts are roasting over an open fire, so why do we feel anxious and a bit wistful?

How to Deal with the Stress of Motherís Day star
The words, Happy Motherís Day, can sting. A commercial day set aside to celebrate mothers can be fraught with stress, grief and pain. I donít mean wracking your brain to buy a generic gift. On Motherís Day donít dodge your despairÖ

How to Enjoy a Stress Free Thanksgiving star
Celebrations can hurl us into the most stressful moments of our lives.If we can tap into the real spirit of the holiday, return to the essence of Thanksgiving, we can relax and have a lot of fun. Hereís how to enjoy your Thanksgiving:

How to Enjoy the Holiday Season Again star
The holidays intensify our longings and bring disappointments to the forefront. Here are some strategies to see the inner light of the holidays and become seasonally effective.

How to Have a Happy Thanksgiving star
Many of us are a bit wistful during the Thanksgiving holiday. Perhaps, it is because we are bullied into feeling grateful and happy.The best stress-management tool I could provide for the holidays is: Get Real! Hereís how:

How To Lose Weight During the Holidays star
Forget about the myth of the dreaded holiday weight gain. You can actually lose weight during the holidays sampling delicious menus while feeling attractive and in control.

How to Make Resolutions You Can Keep star
Instead of making resolutions on the spur of the moment, make a commitment to just one goal of self-improvement, for you and no one else.

It's Lucky When Purim & St. Paddyís Day Intersect star
What does the Jewish holiday of Purim and St. Patrickís Day have in common? There is the power of the pack with nature signaling us to flock together for safety and close relationships.

New Year, Old You star
Tired of making grandiose resolutions which lose steam within a couple of weeks? While the year might be new, you are the same person on Dec. 31 as you are on Jan. 1. Here are 10 long standing strategies for the old you:

Resolve Not To Look Back To Relieve Back Pain star
Do you want to end back pain forever? Then itís time to look forward and make a fresh start. An orthopedist/friend recently confided that he suffers from sciatica like some of his patients. This piqued my interest.

Stress Tips for Vacation and Life star
Here are some de-stressing strategies that help us in our journeys. Fortunately, these concrete skills can be transferred to daily living.

Thanksgiving Is the Best Time to De-stress star
Thanksgiving provides a terrific opportunity to manage stress and in fact, set the tone for the rest of the season: A reasonable happiness with realistic expectations.

Thanksgiving Made Thinner star
One of the biggest stressors ominously hanging over Thanksgiving like a heavy cloud is the 3,500 calorie meal. Many of us are worried about gaining weight and undoing all the hard work required for our dietary success. Here are some tips for a guilt-free and healthy Thanksgiving Dinner:

The 2012 Wellness Year In Review star
2012 has been the health and wellness year of the mind and body connection. The winner for the most surprising research of 2012 is

The Complete Antidote to Holiday Dread star
Whatever stressors we experience during the year the holidays intensify that stress and underscore what is missing in our lives. The holidays can potentially be downright toxic, emotionally and physically. Hereīs the antidote.

The Only New Yearís Resolution You Need To Make star
Iím getting an early start on my New Yearís resolutions to change my life for the better today. Hereís what this resolution can do for you:

The Orange Alert is Darkening My Holidays - What Can I Do? star
All I see on TV are diagrams of dirty bombs, airports tightening security and our fighter planes airborne guarding what used to be the friendly skies. What can I do to control my uneasiness?

The Secret Recipe for Thankfulness star
Thanksgiving is almost here and many of us feel compelled to be grateful.

This Halloween Turn Life from a Trick into a Treat star
Halloween celebrates deception, costumes and masks, which disguise who we are. However, are we wearing a disguise or revealing an internal truth, a fragment of our personality we have suppressed, the shadow side? Here are some popular costumes and what they might reveal about you:

Tips for Holiday Togetherness star
The holidays are a tension of opposites: happily anticipated from a distance, yet fraught with stress as they approach. Here are 7 tips for holiday. resiliency

Unhappy Valentineís Day? star
How ironic that Valentineís Day which is supposed to inspire romantic love stresses people out. Go triple A: Avoid the hype. Alter your life story. Act to others the way you want them to behave to you.

Untraditional Holiday Traditions star
Itís time to free ourselves from a past that no longer applies to embrace the present. Accepting, integrating and participating in new joint rituals creates balance and strengthens the family.

Valentineís Day on the Cheap with Big Returns star
This year Valentineís Day falls on a Saturday, so instead of dinner after work thereís a whole day or even a weekend to plan. The economy is a mess and for most of us the money is simply not there.

What His Gift Is TryingToTell You star
You unwrap your long awaited gift with enthusiastic curiosity, but soon you are puzzled. How to interpret his gift: The inside story:

You Donít Need Drugs to Get Through the Holidays star
The holidays seem to emphasize our loneliness, unfulfilled expectations and fears.There is increased usage of "feel good chemistry", drugs to take the edge off our unhappiness and anxiety. Here are some suggestions to be high on life:

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