Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

It’s not a hot take to say that 2020 was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year. Globally, nationally, regionally, for many personally. There are some slivers of hope – the vaccines, the US election – but also some signs that things won’t simply improve in 2021 – current transmissions rates in Europe, current …

In Iceland, books are exchanged on Christmas Eve, and you spend the rest of the night reading. People generally take their books to bed along with some chocolate. How cozy and wonderful does that sound? (More fun facts: Iceland publishes more books per capita than any other country, and new books are typically published only …

Protecting Recovery During the Holiday Season – Advice for Friends and Family

Kenneth Weiner at HuffPost posted advice for friends and family of people recovering from an eating disorder. I thought the advice could also be useful for people who are close to people struggling with depression, especially points 2 & 3:  2. Be mindful of the needs of your loved one during holiday gatherings. Eating-disordered patients and …

From an early age, we understood and embraced the passivity that lies at the heart of all happy television viewing. Lucy Mangan on her Christmas television childhood highs and lows | Television & radio | The Guardian