Cancer & the Holidays: Keep it Simple, Keep it Real

Feature Article by Kevin Berrill, LCSW

Ready or not, the holidays--Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Years--are just around the corner.  Even the healthiest people can feel overwhelmed or overstimulated by the frantic pace, unrealistically high expectations, and the sensory overload of holiday music, advertisements, food and drink, decorations and displays, and social obligations.  Read more.

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