The Wintertime and holidays bring opportunities for festive celebrations. For some people, the season can also bring mixed feelings. These feelings can be compounded by many different circumstances like unstable living situations, being a survivor of trauma, family conflicts, being newly in recovery from drugs or alcohol or grieving the loss of a loved one. Others are affected by the reduction in natural light and struggle with seasonal changes.

Just remember you’re not alone. If you’re not fully feeling the winter or holiday spirit here are resources available to help you cope and to find wellness and inner peace.

4 Solutions for Holiday Grief: Breakups, Divorce and Death by David Kessler, The Huffington Post Psych Central Special Report: Coping with the Holidays – articles and tips to manage stress during the season Holiday Depression and Stress – Mental Health America of Wisconsin includes a great “Holiday Bill of Rights” Holiday Stress: Dealing with Family Drama and Dysfunction by Linda Esposito, LCSW, Psychology Today Why Trauma Survivors Often Hate the Holidays– Your ‘Holiday Blues’ May Not Be About the Holidays At All by Carolyn Gregoire, The Huffington Post Beat the Winter Blues– books, videos, and other resources about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Download a free copy of the wellness workbook, Starting Winter Well, to learn about the 8 Dimensions of Wellness, and design a wellness plan for yourself this winter. Click here to download your copy today. Share this: