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This week, the Daily Tip is offering advice on how to approach this strange holiday time.

🦃 Today’s tip: Abandon the idea of the “perfect Thanksgiving” — it was always a lie, anyway.

Okay, stop for a moment. Step away from the magazine spread of perfectly burnished turkeys and pastry-autumn-leaf-adorned…


This week, the Daily Tip is offering advice on how to approach this strange holiday time.

🦃 Today’s tip: Abandon the idea of the “perfect Thanksgiving” — it was always a lie, anyway.

OK, stop for a moment. Step away from the magazine spread of perfectly burnished turkeys and pastry-autumn-leaf-adorned…


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Not to be one of those “I did it before it was cool” people, but, well, I considered myself a video-call expert long before Zoom moved to the forefront of all our lives. I spent roughly four years in a long-distance relationship, which means I had a lot of time…


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In my large extended family, Thanksgiving has always been the gentler of the holiday season’s festivities: oriented, in true Midwestern American fashion, around food, football, and lounging around with the clan. In a year where it seems unlikely that I’ll be able to celebrate any of the year-end holidays with…


This week, the Daily Tip is offering advice on how to approach this strange holiday time.

🦃 Today’s tip: Give yourself permission to not recreate holiday traditions this year.

Look, there’s no way around the fact that this Thanksgiving is going to look very different from Thanksgivings past. Re-creating a…


Maintaining holiday cheer shouldn’t be your burden

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“Do you even like turkey?” I asked my husband last night over our dinner of pad thai as we mused out loud about what we’d make for Thanksgiving. The truth is, I don’t. I’m not really a fan of most parts of the traditional Thanksgiving spread. …


This week, the Daily Tip is offering advice on how to approach this strange holiday time.

☎️ Today’s tip: This week, block off time for a long phone call.

We’re all feeling extra grateful for our various group chats and text threads these days. But when it comes to really…


This week, the Daily Tip is offering advice on how to approach this strange holiday time.

🦃 Today’s tip: Use your Thanksgiving Zoom call to share family stories.

Just because you won’t all be gathered around the same table doesn’t mean you can’t use Thanksgiving to strengthen your family bonds…


View of person’s crossed legs/feet on the sofa with TV in background.
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Most Thanksgivings, from the moment you shrug off your coat in a relative’s hallway to start the flurry of hugs, you already know how the next few hours are going to play out.

Holiday time is a story we tell ourselves, over and over, beat by familiar beat: The smell…


How to nurture your relationships from a distance

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We think of Thanksgiving as a time to reconnect with family — but for many of us, even in normal times, the reality doesn’t exactly match up. Often, Thanksgiving dinner comes with a generous helping of awkwardness that can put us on edge. This social tension may also get in…

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