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vjoliv0's picture Vanessa Oliver, MS, RDN
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Cue the music and pour the eggnog, it’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? Sociologist and author Dr. Christine Carter write, “Many adults love the idea of the holidays more than their actual experience of them – mostly because their list of holiday-related tasks and obligations outweighs the joy of it all.”

Unrealistic expectations for the holidays can quickly tip the scale toward resentment and eclipse the goodness that’s around us in the present moment. In this month’s 2-minute tip and resources, you’ll find tangible ways to work with resentment as it bubbles up (spoiler alert: it’s all about gratitude).

Helpful resources: 

  • Check out the Simplify the Holidays campaign with tips for creating less waste and more meaningful holiday celebrations.