Seven Tips for Enjoying a Family Thanksgiving Celebration

Family gatherings can be difficult. All the emotional baggage and hurt feelings of the past can simmer beneath the surface. If allowed, these feelings can erupt in ugly ways. Here are a few tips to keep calm and help all family members enjoy their Thanksgiving dinner. 1.Do not discuss politics. Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/ending-addiction-good/201711/seven-tips-enjoying-family-thanksgiving-celebration

A Solution to The Biggest Mystery You’ve Learned to Ignore

Humanity has done itself proud with all the scientific discoveries of the last four hundred years. But for all we’ve discovered, we haven’t been able to explain the physical difference between a live and dead body. Living beings try to keep going. Non-living things don’t. Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/ambigamy/201711/solution-the-biggest-mystery-youve-learned-ignore

Christmas Decorating: When is it Too Soon?

Is it too early to be prepping for the Christmas holidays? Does your family wait until mid-December – or at least the first of December – before hauling out the angels, snowmen, reindeer, or wreaths and candles? Some families can barely get Thanksgiving dinner dishes washed before they Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/lifetime-connections/201711/christmas-decorating-when-is-it-too-soon

Doing Poorly at School? Failure Isn’t the End of the Road

For most of us, we’ve been told to get good grades and we’ll be successful in life. As a result, we become stressed when exams roll around. For some of us, we have failed exams and maybe even courses. Does failure at school mean we will also fail in life? Read more: https://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2017/11/22/doing-poorly-at-school-failure-isnt-the-end-of-the-road/

Holiday Conversations in a Polarized World

In today’s highly polarized political climate, even time spent with family and friends can quickly turn contentious. There we are, innocently gathering around the Thanksgiving dinner table, when -- BAM! -- an issue comes up that threatens to ruin not just the meal but our closest relationships. Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/breaking-gridlock/201711/holiday-conversations-in-polarized-world