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Dealing with Family & Depression over the Holidays

Holidays, family and depression.  This can be a recipe for disaster or happy memories – and sometimes both.  The real question, I think, becomes:  How do we minimize the depression, sadness, and the ability to be triggered by our family during the holidays?  Here are a few suggestions: 1)  Use the KISS method (Keep It Simple […]

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Support versus Fixing & Caretaking

It has been a theme in my sessions and talks recently:  “How do we provide support to the ones that we love?”  I come from a long line of fixers and caretakers.  I grew up with my father’s mantra:  “I will give the shirt off my back to anyone that needs it.”  It became my […]

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