The drumbeat of "The holidays" is coming earlier and earlier every year, it seems. While it used to be that Thanksgiving marked the start of the holiday season, it now seems to start after Halloween - or even before in some locales. The constant barrage of advertisements, Christmas music, lights and fake snow can take a toll on our psyche - are the holidays even special anymore? We have to work harder and harder to MAKE them special, and to remember that "it is enough" when we start thinking that we have to do more, eat more, drink more, party more, buy more. Whether you are inundated with family, have dysfunctional family, or maybe you have no one at all, it isn't too early to start planning and preparing for the annual onslaught!
Dr. Ken Stanek
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