December 2017 Newsletter

Couples Corner

The holidays can be a stressful time for relationships. During the holidays there are additional responsibilities and obligations that can make it difficult to find time to spend with your spouse. The article "6 Ways Couples Can Connect During The Holidays" give some tips to reduce stress and increase the connection in your relationship. The author suggests being selective about the commitments you make during the holidays and also suggests working as a team when it comes to making decisions about your holiday activities. To read the rest of the tips click here. 

Family Corner

Kids can easily identify the fun aspects of the holiday season, but identifying the deeper meaning of the holidays can be trickier. The article "5 Easy Ways to Find the Spirit of the Season with Children" provides ideas to help your children see beyond the gifts and experience a deeper meaning. Some of the suggestions include making giving a part of your tradition and letting children experience the everyday wonders around them. To see the rest of the ideas click here.

"Love is what's in the room with you if you stop opening presents and listen." -- Bobby, age 7    

Individual Corner

The holidays are supposed to be happy and fun, but stress and anxiety can sometimes get in the way. Some things that can bring on added stress and anxiety include seeing relatives that you don't often see, expectations of perfection, and increased expenses. The article "5 Ways to Remain Calm This Holiday Season" suggests taking time to think about your intentions for the holidays. The article gives suggestions of ways that can help you have a calmer holiday experience. These suggestions include taking time for yourself and practicing kindness. To read the details of these suggestions and see the other suggestions click here.

Happy December!
This month's newsletter focuses on making the most of the holiday season by remembering what is truly important. We hope you are successful in creating magical moments with your loved ones during this special time of year.

The 2018 Thankfulness calendars are here! ConnectEdPAIRS is thankful for all our newsletter readers and hope you continue to be blessed in 2018.
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All best,
Stephani Cave, LCPC

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