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Susan Cowden, MS

Are You Ready for Christmas?

By December 18, 2012

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If you haven't checked a calendar today, Christmas is NEXT week.  How did it sneak up on me like that?  (Not to mention that it also means the end of this year is also around the corner.)  Having Christmas just a week away means that I feel very, very behind and pretty stressed out as well.  It means finishing up wrapping gifts, cleaning house, getting ready to leave town, actually leaving town and trying to see everyone that I want to see as well.  What does it mean for you?

It's important to let go of things that get in the way of us actually enjoying the holiday and remember to focus on what is truly important - taking care of ourselves and spending time with supportive people whom we love.  How do you plan to do that?

Take the focus off food and put it on celebrating:

Stressed out?

Searching for a last-minute gift for a loved one in recovery?  Consider this list:

Don't forget to take at least a few minutes this week to focus on yourself.


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