Tips for Staying Calm During the Holidays

Family life is idealized at the holiday season. In commercials,¬†television shows and movies, families are portrayed as a font of¬†togetherness, making warm memories. However, for many of us, this time of year can bring up anxiety, depression and pure dread when we think of going home. Magically, the minute we’re with our families of origin we’re cast back into our childhood roles: vying for attention, feeling ignored as the middle child or behaving in a rebellious and insolent manner