Segment 1 (3:39): We start the show with Licensed Mental Health Therapist Brett Stotz to talk about what we can do about feeling sad through the holidays. Brett first gives us his suggestions on how we can get the most out of the holidays. We then talk about changing our expectations on ourselves, our family, and our friends during this time. Brett then shares how to change the expectations and what the process is. Next we talk about giving ourselves time to reflect on our feelings of lost loved ones during the holidays. Finally, hear why this time is so depressing for so many of us. To learn more, please visit HERE!
Segment 2 (19:56): We wrap up the show with Dr. John Improta, a psychiatrist at the Regional Behavioral Health Center of Excellence at ECMC. Today we are talking about how to feel more joy during the holiday time of year. First he talks about the ways we lose sight of the true meanings of the holidays and how that puts immense pressure and stress upon us. He then gives some tips on how you can overcome these feelings. Finally, hear his great advice on “starting at the last.” To learn more, please visit HERE!