Thanksgiving, like many holidays, can be a double-edged sword. One the one hand, it’s an opportunity to spend some quality time with loved ones and relax a little; yet on the other hand, it can be a powerful reminder of what is missing in our lives and relationships. We are supposed to feel close to our families, but in truth many of us don’t, or at least not as much as we would like. This can trigger depression, anxiety or simply too many trips to the holiday punch bowl. It strikes me as ironic that a holiday that is all about giving thanks for what we already have has become a symbol for running around frantically in the middle of the night to acquire more. Read the full article here.