Family Matters- USFHP Blog

When a Loved One is Absent for the Holidays

Posted by Kay Lucas on Dec 22, 2015 8:00:00 PM

A common focus of the holiday season is to share and celebrate family togetherness.  Even extended families, normally separated from each other throughout the year, manage to somehow reconnect during the holidays.  This is the spirit that defines the season.  So for many military families, where a loved one may be absent due to military deployment, truly being able to enjoy season’s festivities may be more difficult.

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Topics: Healthy Living, TRICARE, Military Families, stress, miltary separation, TRICARE Prime, Holidays

10 Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday

Posted by Kay Lucas on Dec 15, 2015 8:00:00 PM

We all love the holiday season, but wonder how can we increase the joy and decrease the stress that comes hand in hand with it? Each year, we hope to pull off the perfect holiday with less spending, less craziness, less running around, and less pressure.  The main question is how do you enjoy more of the holiday while doing less?  How do you keep the holidays happy even if you have to spend it away from some of your loved ones?

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Topics: Family Matters, stress, US Family Health Plan, Holidays