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Self-Care For The Holidays

Ravishly has compiled some of our best self-care articles to help you get through the holidays.
Take care of yourself.

5 Ways You Can Fight The Holiday Blues

This year I’m going into the holiday season with a self-care game plan, so that I’ll be ready when the holiday blues come around. I think that probably more people get the holiday blues than you... Read
Submitted by Erin McKelle | 12.23.16 12am
Holidays without your mother are hard.

Surviving The Holidays When You’re Estranged From Your Mother

It’s been three years since I divorced my mother. The reasons are long and complicated, yet also short and simple. My mother is not capable of mothering anyone, and I am healthier and happier without... Read
Submitted by Jody Allard | 12.23.16 12am
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4 Simple Yet Effective Holiday Self-Care Tips For Adult Children Of Abusive Parents

While we can't control the range of feelings we may have during this time, we can make sure that we show ourselves the kind of love and care that we deserve.
Submitted by Josette Souza | 12.11.15 2pm
Easing stress.

10 Easy Ways To Ease The Stress Of The Holidays

Let’s face it — as much as the holidays are merry and bright, they can be stressful, too. We have so much planning to do (and even more if you have kids), traveling to arrange, cleaning — and on top... Read
Submitted by Allison Cooper | 12.10.15 12am
You deserve to feel good. And to enjoy pie.

How To Handle Relatives Monitoring Your Eating During The Holidays

Ah, the holidays. Or, as it’s called in my family, the annual time of year to scrutinize and peer-pressure their darling daughter/niece/cousin/granddaughter over her eating habits.
Submitted by Giana Ciapponi | 12.9.15 12am
This can be you!

The Chronically Sick Girl’s Guide To Holiday Party Survival

The holidays aren’t easy on anybody, but if you’re among the millions of US women who live with one or more chronic illnesses, you may find the social obligations this time of year more draining and... Read
Submitted by Kelly Davio | 12.4.15 2pm
food is important.

3 Ways That Eating Has Changed My Body (For The Better)

What I’ve (amazingly) learned is that if I eat what I want, when I want, and as much of it as I want (what my stomach wants, not my eyes, which are two separate measurements), my digestion regulates... Read
Submitted by Melissa A. Fabello | 12.4.15 12am
You're #1!

Why The "You Have To Love Yourself First" Rule Is True

You may have heard "you have to love yourself before you can expect someone else to love you,” and I’m here to say that this rule is really true! Self-love is essential for creating any healthy (... Read
Submitted by Erin McKelle | 12.4.15 12am
The holidays aren't happy for all of us.

Newly Single And Not Ready To Mingle (My Plan To Get Through The Holidays)

I have not been single during this time of year since 2005, my senior year of high school, and now, as a 27-year-old woman, I look into the next month or so of global celebration and see...nothing.
Submitted by Liz Lazzara | 12.3.15 12am
In for a bad time.

How To Drink Less And Celebrate Like A Freaking Grown-Up

Family holidays typically mean 2-3 bottles of wine a day between three people, and that’s not counting the vodka. So this year, I am asking myself this serious question: How can I drink less and... Read
Submitted by Jeanne Joe Perrone | 12.2.15 12am
I always wrap gifts in heels.

5 Ways To Snag 10 Minutes (Or More!) Of Alone Time This Holiday Season

Having a full schedule can be a wonderful thing, but also exhausting and a time suck — sucking time away from you! Take a look at your monthly calendar and plan what is most important to you and your... Read
Submitted by Allison Cooper | 12.1.15 12am
It'll cure what ails ya.

The Only Tip You’ll Need To Survive The Holidays: Masturbate

Light some candles and use those bath salts you've been saving for a special occasion. Masturbate for 55 minutes.
Submitted by Kate Ryan | 12.1.15 12am