How To Create A Christmas Survival Guide

Way to prepare yourself for a potentially difficult time of the year

December can be a very mixed time of the year, and you never know if people you know will be all in on the excitement, or praying for it to be over quickly. It can be a difficult time for an assortment of reasons; it might be due to negative associations with Christmas past, the…



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Sarah is a UK-based writer with an MSc in Psychology. She writes about mental health & Neurodiversity. She is also the Owner and Editor of The Blade & Beyond.