Ebenezer Scrooge’s Tips on the Holiday Blues

“A merrier Christmas, Bob, my good fellow, than I have given you for many a year! I’ll raise your salary, and endeavor to assist your struggling family…” —Ebenezer Scrooge Many years ago, Andy Williams wrote the hit song, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year with the kids jingle belling… And everyone telling you be of good cheer. It’s …

Top 3 Action Items to CRUSH Holiday Loneliness

“Friendship needs no words – it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness. Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.” —Dag Hammarskjold How to understand loneliness In our previous post, we recognized loneliness as an unpleasant emotional response to isolation. Loneliness does not depend on how many friends …

Top 3 Tips for Overcoming Loneliness during the Holidays

Why am I lonely? “I am a school teacher. I’m surrounded the entire work day by students, parents, colleagues and administrative staff. I come home, where I am surrounded by my husband, two children, one dog and a cat…all who love me and crave my attention. My continuing depression led me to seek counseling, where I discovered that I wasn’t …