The holiday season can be a wonderful, even magical time. But it can
also be a source of stress as we rush to buy gifts, decorate, bake, and plan.
Many people experience anxiety around conflict and drama as families come
together (or come apart) during this stressful time. The days are dark and the
weather is bitter. And of course, the holidays can be a sad reminder of the losses
we have endured and the people that we miss. These are legitimate feelings and
it is good to acknowledge them.