We encourage our TCOM Collaborate to celebrate this year’s festivities in ways that we hope will help keep us all safe and healthy. We understand that this may present some difficult emotional and logistical challenges. Celebrating holidays alone or only with our immediate household members can be a new hurdle that many of us haven’t experienced before. But the holidays aren’t canceled. We can still share our love, show gratitude and plan creative activities to make this holiday a season to remember.
As we talked about in our last few posts, the holidays are a complicated time. Strengths, like natural supports and spiritual/religious worldview and community, are evident. Cultural stressors can be exacerbated. In addition, individuals who have experienced loss or those who do not have adequate natural supports can experience the holidays as a lonely time. […]
“‘Tis the season,” as they say. For some, it is the season of celebration and strengths, but for others, the holidays can represent heightened experiences of cultural stress. In 2015, a controversy about Starbucks’ holiday cups reflected the cultural tension evident in a season that can be perceived as Christian-centric. Starbucks routinely changes its coffee […]