From Dr. Jane's Notebook

Are You an Actor or Reactor?

I always enjoying surveying people's attitudes toward the holidays. For some, it represents a stressful time; for others, it represents a joyous time. So I wonder... what determines how people feel about the holidays? Are the holidays a time of looking back and comparing this year with the past? Or are each new set of holidays allowed to stand on their own and develop new meaning? One way or the other, planning how you wish to enjoy the holiday may be time well spent. Here are a few thoughts on the matter.

Although the holidays are traditionally a time to focus on being together with loved ones, we often don't take full advantage of this opportunity. To add a special dimension to this season, engage in meaningful conversations with children and adults, give gifts from the heart, add something new and different to your holiday traditions, and plan to enjoy the ride!

ęCopyright, 1994, 1995, Jane R. Rosen-Grandon. All rights reserved.

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Last Updated October 25, 1998 by Gary M. Grandon, Ph.D.