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Your Holiday Survival Guide

The holidays are coming … need we say more?
We’ve put together a collection of articles and recipes to help guide you through this
celebratory, but sometimes stressful, time of year.

Use the following links to navigate to your area of interest:

Navigating Gatherings  |   Slowing Down  |  Mindful Gift Giving  |  Recipe and Menus  |  Staying Fit & Healthy

Navigating Gatherings

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How to Navigate a Strained Relationship

By Katherine Reynolds Lewis

Our differences don’t have to keep us polarized. Try this expert advice for forging unexpected connections.

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How to Gracefully End a Conversation

By Laine Bergeson Becco and Courtney Helgoe

Here are four tips to extricate yourself from a conversation.

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4 Reasons to Host or Attend a Holiday Gathering

By Jill Patton, FMCHC

Though they can sometimes feel like too much trouble to host or attend, holiday gatherings can actually support our health. These are some of the ways.

Slowing Down

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18 Ways to Find Hygge

By Laine Bergeson Becco

Slow down and create an environment of warmth and coziness, Danish-style.

Mindful Gift Giving

DIY holiday gifts

Make Your Own Gifts

By Experience Life Staff

These DIY gifts are beautiful, useful, and can be personalized for family and friends.

Recipes and Menus

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9 Healthy Holiday Dips and Spreads

By Experience Life Staff

Caramelized onion dip, beet hummus, cashew “chèvre,” and more! These nine dips will make holiday entertaining a breeze.

Staying Fit & Healthy

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End the Year Strong

By Maggie Fazeli Fard

Keep your fitness efforts alive during the holidays with this countdown to 2024. It’s designed to help you finish the year feeling powerful, confident, and grounded.

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The Danze Jam Workout

By Life Time

Move and groove like you’re on the dance floor — and get in a full-body cardio workout — with this 30-minute version of Life Time’s Danze Jam class.

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