Daily Archives: December 21, 2012

Still relevant, and at this time of year more than any. A few tips on staying sane(ish) this holiday season!

bi[polar] curious

A week before Thanksgiving my therapist told me that every single client that week had walked through the door with one complaint: The Holidays.

For those of us with round the clock anxiety, the holidays are the time of year when that anxiety gets taken up a notch. The knob gets turned to the proverbial “11” if you will, and the reason behind it can usually be pinpointed straight away: family.

Families cause even the most sane people stress during the holidays, and as decades of films have shown us, there is no such thing as a “normal family”. I’m sure everyone knows by now that the idea of a “normal family” is a bit of a joke, but I think that the real message here is that there is no such thing as a stress-free family.

The thing I have heard repeated as the number one tool…

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