Read my latest post on how to navigate this holiday season!
By Madalyn McKnight
It’s the start of the holiday season, and I have to remind people to be sensitive to others who dread everything that comes with living through the next couple of months this year. Here are some tips for you to make this season comfortable for yourself and those you hold dear:
Leave my physical changes out of conversations. If I have lost weight or gained weight, you may not be aware of what prompted the change. I could have worked for it, or I may be under a lot of stress. Be mindful of the words you use. Try using genuine compliments, and keep the conversation positive. Remember that you have to give respect to receive it. I am not a child; I can correct you politely and give you many things to ponder on about yourself!
Check on your friends who have lost parent(s), siblings, friends…
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