Women's Health

Have a Happier Holiday

“I’M GIVING MYSELF PERMISSION TO UNPLUG.”

—Jacqueline Andriakos, health director

Every year, leading up to the holidays, I tell myself that I’m going to use the time with family to log off and cherish the moment. But somehow, the next thing I know, I’m scanning email or sitting with my cousins ruminating over those couple of tasks I should have wrapped up before taking off from work. Then I reenter my hectic life feeling unsatisfied because the holidays weren’t the head-clearing sanctuary I hype them up to be year after year.

I get serious “post-holiday scaries,” if you will. So this season, I’m vowing to be easier on myself, remembering

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