I often talk to clients who seem to approaching the holiday season with a sense of dread. Their focus is on avoidance. Not spending too much. Not eating too much. Not being too busy. And when I hear about their sense of dread, I just have to ask them where the joy is. So a question for you: Are you focused on what you want to avoid during the holidays to the point that you have lost sight of what you hope to enjoy? How about embracing the holidays: “I hope I do…” Here’s help: https://justgotdiagnosed.com/resources/this-holiday-season-i-hope-i-dont/
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Dr. Gary McClain
Chronic Communication ℠
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Q: I was recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and I am really trying to face up to this condition and maintain my independence. But there are days when I know I need help. My family is telling me that I am being stubborn when all I am trying to do is be a Fighter. When is it time to ask for help?
A: Fighters may have a reputation as the ideal role models but they aren’t always good at seeking out support unless someone shows them how much worse things will be if they don’t.
Fighters often view themselves as so in control of their situation that they can handle every...