For many, the holidays are less a time of joy and excitement than a season marked by provocation and disappointed. If you are on Instagram, Facebook, and other social media sites, it can look like everyone is having a wonderful time out there except for you. Even though we all know that what people typically post online is a highly selective slice of life, it can still create longing for the happy holidays that many of us never really had.
Removing blame from the equation can bring you more self-connection and awareness, and can offer you more peace, agency and choice about how you respond.
Embrace Nonviolent Communication as a practical tool to reduce conflict and disagreements while enhancing understanding and mutual respect.