A Christmas Carol: "Scrooge’s thought processes, especially the miserly ones, follow the “logic” of depression"
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With best wishes for the holidays and the new year, remembering to think of people for whom this time of year is difficult. This year I am making donations to SOS Kinderdorf, International Red Cross, Unicef, Save the Children and Mayan Families.
To fill in the blanks in our parents’ abstract reasoning, to offer reassurance in the face of anxiety and confusion, and to help orient them when they felt disoriented.
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We often agree to situations to meet other people’s expectations. There is no better example of this than the holiday season, when we try to squeeze everything into our diaries.
Practice saying “no” to requests that are unreasonable or more than you can handle at the time - rather than suffer subsequent regrets and stress.
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