Experiences Rather Than Things Make Us Happier

Experiences, rather than things, make us happier.

‘Tis the season for buying presents, but science says spending money on experiences will make you happier. This widely shared great post lays out the why you might consider spending money on experiences, rather than things, this season.
Managing exhaustion is critical to finding joy this season.

Exhaustion can take it’s toll this time of the year leaving it hard to enjoy the holidays. If you feel exhaustion start to creep in, take a moment to notice what you’re missing most, and find space to add that in for yourself. For more support, here is an article I recently wrote on the topic. We can’t be at our best for the people we care about it we don’t take care of ourselves.

Supporting someone who is anxious or depressed can be particularly challenging.

It isn’t easy to know the right words to say when someone you care about is suffering. And it sure can be easy to say the wrong thing even if you don’t mean to! Here are some beautiful words of encouragement for anyone who is suffering from depression from MindBodyGreen.
Wishing you balance and joy this season,


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Alicia H. Clark, PsyD