6 Ways to be a Successful Caregiver

An estimated 43.5 million adults in the U.S. (about 60% of them women) act as caregivers to a loved one every year, according to a 2015 study from the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP. In most cases, they take care of a relative, like an aging parent. Providing this support is a big job that can take a toll on a caregiver physically, mentally and financially. Here are some tips to make caregiving a little more manageable:

7 Tips for Avoiding Holiday Depression

Andy Williams once sang that the holiday season is the “most wonderful time of the year,” but for many people it isn’t so cheerful. The impending holidays can be stressful – end-of-year deadlines at work, family problems, poor drinking and eating habits, cold and dark winter days, and other issues can trigger sadness for anyone prone to depression. If you are feeling down this holiday, there are some ways to lift your spirits. Here are some tips:

Be Mindful of Your Mental Health as the Seasons Change

The Fall season is full of fun and exciting activities like Halloween, pumpkin carvings, apple picking, festivals and parties. But the Fall weather can also bring the onset of seasonal depression, also known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), or the “winter blues” for many people.