While the holiday season is supposed to be festive, create happy feelings, etc., that doesn’t mean it will automatically enhance our mental health. In fact, as many of us are painfully aware, it is not uncommon for people to feel angry, irritable, stressed out, and depressed at year’s end. Stressors include lack of time, money, too much commercialism, and pressures of giving gifts and being at family gatherings. So, if that happens, let’s find out how to turn it back around again!
I don’t know about you, but I have cabin fever! I actually go to the grocery store way more than usual (and yes, they’re getting way too much of my money) just to get steps and fresh produce and be around other people. What I wouldn’t do for a nice relaxing cup of coffee inside a coffeehouse or a lunch/dinner at a lovely restaurant, being waited on. Dream on…at least for a while longer!
How could you have NOT heard all the hype about the Coronavirus?! All kinds of public events are being cancelled, places where people gather together are being scrutinized because of fear of spreading the virus. School classes are being cancelled. (Thank goodness for online studying!) We’re running out of hand sanitizer because people are hoarding out of fear. (By the way, conventional anti-bacterial hand sanitizing products also kill off your strong, protective immune system germs in addition to the bad guys. That’s why I use natural-based products which only kill the disease causing germs.)
Dr. Donna Poppendieck (Dr. P) has over 30 years of experience in the mental health care field. She is a seasoned college professor and instructor for providers. She uses credible, proven holistic health strategies in instruction for parents of children with mental health challenges looking for another approach as well as healthcare providers seeking to implement or understand holistic strategies.