Don’t Fear Conflict During the Holidays

Wishes and encouragement for Peace at the holidays can sometimes cause emotional distress rather than dispel it.  So often we feel stress and pressure at the holidays over all that needs to be done and our hopes for fulfilling expectations … [Read more...]

Passive Aggression Worsens During the Holidays

anger at the holidays

It's the end of the year, and we are talking about passive aggression and the holidays? No way! The holidays are meant to be a time of love, joy, and togetherness, of parties, dinners and mistletoe.  Instead, you find yourself -arriving … [Read more...]

Does Anger at the Holidays Consume and Confuse You?

The holidays can be a confusing and frustrating time for many people.  Not only are they challenging in and of themselves with all there is to do and the added intensity of dealing with family, but they can also pull emotions from deep … [Read more...]

Surviving the Holidays With Your Happiness Intact

Family get togethers at the holidays are not a source of peace and joy for everyone.  Many people will quietly admit to their friends that they would rather not spend any more time with their families than they absolutely have to.  Families … [Read more...]

The Secret Element: How Active Listening Deeply Changes Communication

We are constantly sending messages to each other with our voices and bodies, and sometimes even by our silence!. Do you understand what messages your spouse is sending you? Do you know how to signal back that you got the message and … [Read more...]