5 Ways To Optimize Mental Wellness During Stressful Family Gatherings with Alicia Racine

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Check out Alicia Racine’s, Clinical Therapist at CAST Centers, interview with Authority Magazine. Family gatherings can be a potentially stressful. Alicia provides some ways to cope. Here is a short excerpt:

A difficult dynamic exists when personalities slightly clash, values differ and there are differences in socioeconomic attitudes. A sister with “champagne taste” attends her low key brother’s holiday where the food is served in disposable containers. They both may have preconceived ideas and feel uncomfortable. We know this dynamic and it can be easily navigated with humor and distraction. There is no real conflict. Only a perceived one. Perhaps, there is always a conversation that is easy to engage in. Important note: there are no major scapegoats in this family dynamic.

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