Carol L Rickard: recent publications

How to Manage Holiday Stress

Because my family is so spread out geographically, I don’t usually get to spend time with them around the holidays. This year, we were able to celebrate an early Thanksgiving, and it was the first time in a very long time that we all got together.

I learned that I had prepared myself well prior to our gathering, and I recognized that I could have made use of additional tools to reduce the stress that managed to creep up on me. I would like to share with you some of the lessons I learned that can make your holidays a bit less stressful! The two important LifeTOOLS I used heading into the weekend were:I went in with the goal of keeping everything as simple as possible, and I was surprised by how effective this was in keeping my stress at a

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