* 5 Tips for Finding Your Middle Ground in the Holidays

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time for feeling gratitude and sharing with loved ones … and it can also bring a lot of stress and unresolved family issues. Here are 5 tips that may help you find balance over the Holidays.
Val x

Find Your Middle Ground

One of the biggest stress makers during the Holidays is when you spend an extended length of time with your family. Here are 5 tips for finding your Middle Ground … and feeling more balanced this year.

Let’s face it, spending 24-7 with anyone can be stressful, so here is some wisdom to help you make it through this year with less drama, tears and opening of old wounds.

perfect thanksgiving family

1. Lower your expectations. This isn’t the movies, this is real life. And life has its ups and downs! We may put a lot of work into the decorations, food and the family setting to make it look perfect, but it can it really be like in the movies? Accept that there will be emotional baggage being brought into the house and through the Holidays. When we recognize that, we can think about how we want to handle it –…

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8 thoughts on “* 5 Tips for Finding Your Middle Ground in the Holidays

  1. Good tips, Val.

    We’re spending the day with my sister’s family on Thursday. I don’t expect much in the way of family friction. We’re all vegetarian or vegan . . . so our blood rarely boils.


    • Thank you Karen! It isn’t a long tradition for me as I came here as woman in my 30’s … But it is such a wonderful opportunity to give thanks… And to snuggle up at home with my man and our pups!


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