Recovering From the Holidays

January 7, 2015 11:00 PM

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After New Year's people often have their own way of recovering from their holiday hangovers but for many of us there can also be a need for an emotional recovery. Our ultimate goal is to be able to soothe ourselves in the moment no matter where we are or who we are with but this can be challenging around the holidays. Many people practice self care as individuals but did not grow up in families where it is common practice and this can make spending time with family feel very uncomfortable.

I was in New York over Christmas visiting aunts, uncles and grandparents. My family expressed disapproval of me being a 26-year-old woman who lives on her own, they expressed disapproval for me being an entrepreneur and lectured me about why I should be better at cooking and cleaning. Once they foun...

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