Perspective is Everything

The holidays always come with certain expectations, either from or of you. We idealize and romanticize them, with the help of film, television and retail industries, and we hope each year that they live up to what we’ve imagined them to be. This year, though, the holidays were obviously very different. Because of COVID, I didn’t get to experience any …

Don’t Let Food Anxiety Control Your Holiday Season

It’s that time of year again. Streets are lined with lights, kids are anticipating the end of classes, parents are checking off wish lists. The holiday season is fully upon us. For many, this time of year is filled with joy and love. Families reconnect and gather around the table. It often feels as if the world stands still for …

Coping Skills for the 2020 Holiday Season

This holiday season, we know that we are not able to celebrate the way that we normally do. Due to the global pandemic, many are unable to spend time with family, attend gatherings, or practice the traditions they’ve grown accustomed to, and we know that loss of experience can take a toll on mental health. Machen Champion, MA, LPCC, RPT …