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Gracie and Edward in the Berkshires

Emerging from the Darkness of a Difficult Year

We are beginning to see our way out of a time of sickness and death.

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Post-Holiday-Blues

An Expert Tells Us How to Beat the Post-Holiday Blues During a Pandemic

Feeling anxious, lonely, or depressed is normal during and after the holidays. Here are some things that might help. 

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Dealing with pandemic stress in New Year

3 Ways to Fight Pandemic Stress in the New Year

Taking care of yourself starts with noticing the stressors that are challenging you most.

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Reframing loneliness

Loneliness—How to Reframe It This Holiday Season

A book’s fresh, inspired take on “the loneliness epidemic” can help us find a sense of belonging.

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Alone at Christmas

How to Get Through a Lonely Christmas

Even in the absence of family gatherings this year, there’s still joy and wonder to be found.

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A new take on holiday gifts

How to Reimagine Holiday Gifts This Year

A year unlike any other deserves a new take on what we give and receive.

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How to find God in silence

How to Find God in Silence

Let wise words from Thomas Merton cast a positive light on a quiet holiday season.

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Small and festive Christmas

How to Plan a Small—But Festive—Holiday Meal

5 tips to keep your holiday fun, delicious and just the right size.

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Virtual Christmas party

3 Fun Ideas for Virtual Holiday Parties

The togetherness is real even if no one is in the same room at these delightful gatherings.

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Accepting your body as it is

How to Be ‘Body Normative’

The most positive way you can love yourself is to accept yourself exactly the way you are.

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Season of light during the holidays

Let the Holidays Come ‘Right on Time’

The cycle of the year is something to marvel at. So what are we really saying when holidays “sneak up” on us? 

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Sam Sifton cooking in his home in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Photo by Stephen Speranza

Sharing Food and Faith During This Difficult Holiday Season

The acclaimed New York Times food editor offers five ways to celebrate the joy of Christmas—even from afar.  

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