Why people get depressed at Christmas

We are told that Christmas, for Christians, should be the happiest time of year, an opportunity to be joyful and grateful with family, friends and colleagues. Yet, according to the National Institute of Health, Christmas is the time of year that people experience the highest incidence of depression.

10 Common Passive Agressive Phrases

Is there someone in your life who consistently makes you feel like you are on an emotional roller coaster? Do you know a person who is friendly one day but sulks and withdraws the next? Does a family member or friend consistently procrastinate, postpone, stall, and shut down any emotionally-laden conversations? Are you sometimes that person? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, chances are you may be interacting with a passive-aggressive person or showing signs of passive-aggressive behavior yourself.

10 Ways To Be More Grateful

At Thanksgiving, it would be beneficial to take this time for gratitude. Robert Emmons has written a thought-provoking article, which I reproduce here. Emmons, Ph.D., is the world’s leading scientific expert on gratitude. He is professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis, and the founding editor-inchiefof The Journal of Positive Psychology. He is also the author of the book Thanks! How theNew Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier.10 Ways to Become More Grateful.