Category: Holiday Survival

Advice & Tips, Family & Relationships, Fuck No!, Holiday Survival, Self-care, Work December 20, 2019

Happy holidays! I’m here to tell you that you do not have to RSVP yes to every single invitation you receive this festive season. This revelation is my gift to you, and I’m going to put a big, fat, red bow on it by telling you exactly how to say no when you can’t, shouldn’t, […]

Advice & Tips, Family & Relationships, Fuck No!, Holiday Survival, Self-care December 15, 2019

’Tis the season to add activities and expenditures to your already overfull calendar and overtaxed budget, and also to field a bunch of extra family-centric demands. Yay, family! On top of everything else, you may get invited to your toddler nephew’s nativity play or be expected to travel six hours cross-country to spend Christmas Eve […]

Advice & Tips, Family & Relationships, Holiday Survival, Self-care, You Do You December 19, 2017

1. Say Ho, ho, NO. You can’t expect your family to respect your boundaries if you don’t set any in the first place! If you feel over-taxed by too much togetherness, you can manage your sanity by politely declining one out of five caroling invitations or letting mom know you’ll be there for dinner . . […]

Advice & Tips, Holiday Survival, Self-care, You Do You December 18, 2017

Even if we’ve been nice all year long, the holiday season is bound to bring out the naughty in us all. Like fruitcakes at an office potluck party, stressors abound—be they physical, financial, or emotional. There’s work to finish before the break, seemingly endless presents to buy, and a lot of close-quarters interaction with extended […]

Family & Relationships, Holiday Survival, New Year, New You, Self-care, Self-confidence, You Do You December 15, 2017

The holiday season is upon us and boy is it . . . complicated. Festive? Yes. Fun? That too. But for many, the holidays bring an equal measure of stress (on the calendar, the psyche and the wallet) and usher in an end-of-this-year and beginning-of-next-year reckoning that has the potential to seriously harsh your holly […]