At Paula Rizzo's book signings, readers regularly ask her how they can stop feeling guilty about practicing self-care. A big reason for their guilt?
Our bodies tend to get battered every day, especially if we're stressed out, not sleeping enough, and rarely prioritize rest.
There are tons of tips on boosting our energy, which can be very helpful. After all, we're adults and we've got plenty of things to do: work projects to complete, errands to run, dinner to prepare, chores to perform, kids to raise (and pick up from their various activities).
Many of Jenn Hardy's clients set resolutions they think they're supposed to set---from resolutions around exercise to resolutions around dieting. Hardy, Ph.D, is a psychologist with a private practice in Maryville, Tenn.
Sadness during the holiday season can be triggered by many things. Maybe you live far away from your loved ones. Maybe you're surrounded by people who don't understand you. Maybe you've lost someone special. Maybe you've never liked this time of year. Maybe you're not sure why you're so upset.