‘Tis the season when many people look forward to celebrations, family gatherings, traditions and spiritual connections while serving up platters of love and generosity. As a general rule, society expects us to put on our best face possible, work hard to please others, and go with the flow. Many of us thrive during this holiday season as we experience joy, fellowship and spirituality. However, the reality is that not everyone sees the holidays through the same lens. The holidays may bring great joy or negative feelings from past experiences that may bubble to the surface during this time. Unfortunately, these negative feelings may impact our ability to enjoy or tolerate this time of year.
Perspectives and realities of the season
December 21, 2022