Christmas is often a time to spend with family, but what does family mean to those who are unable to spend time with family?   For some, family members may have passed or are not reachable throughout the holidays, and for others, a day with family is just too stressful. Whatever the reason, there are certainly ways to spend the holidays without family members.   Families come in all shapes and sizes. Remember that unlike
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You can choose your friends but you can’t choose your family.   At Christmas the tense relationships you have with family can come to a head. You are forced together to sit around the table, be merry and full of cheer. Yet we all know that cheer can quite easily turn to tears if you are not prepared for the day ahead.   Here are a few tips on how you can have your turkey
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As we spend the festive season with friends and family, it can often be hard to find time for ourselves. Self care is just as important over the holidays as it is throughout the rest of the year. So how do we find time to look after ourselves this jolly season?   Eat well (when you can) ‘Tis the season to be eating, but not necessarily all the time. No need to skip the Christmas
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On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…a whole lot of stuff I don’t have the space for!   Although the holidays are often a wonderful time for giving and receiving, we often receive much more than we need. Here are a few tips to help undeck the halls after the jolly season is done.   Damaged or Doubled up? As a general rule after the holidays, if it’s damaged or
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There are times when we can be really good at setting boundaries and saying no and then there are times when we can really struggle. Christmas is one of those times where competing – and constant – demands mean we struggle to keep our boundaries in check. So here are our tips to help you with that this holiday season. Know your boundaries. While it doesn’t sound like a ‘top tip’ it is important to
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