Thoughts on Family for the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

By Dr. Amanda Stoner It seriously is for me, the most wonderful time of the year. I love Christmas! And this year, I am feeling especially grateful for the gift of family. I am so excited to travel to Ontario where my family lives, where we will celebrate Christmas together. However, I realize that this […]

The Holidays: Family Dynamics

Thank you for joining me for this week’s blog! In our last blog, we looked at how expectations of others can lead to feelings of stress, and we also gave you a few quick tips on how to address those expectations. Something that comes hand-in-hand with expectations of others is family dynamics. That’s our focus for this week. […]

Stress and the Holidays – Expectations

Thank you for joining me for this week’s blog! Last week we started to focus on why the holidays can be especially stressful and revealed that anticipation and expectations of ourselves could play a significant role in feeling overwhelmed. This week we are focusing on another important contributor: expectations of others.  How do our expectations of others cause stress during the holidays? […]