Dealing With Grief During The Holidays

The holidays are a festive time, but this season can also be very hard and feelings of loss and grief can be amplified. Dr. Krystine Batcho, psychology professor at LeMoyne College who specializes in nostalgia, says whether you have an emotionally absent relative, know someone overseas, or worse, have lost a loved one, absence can be very powerful.

Stressful Family? Cornell Prof Has Advice For A Smooth Thanksgiving

“We often have stereotypes that are partly reinforced by movies or TV shows about how awful the holidays are… [but] if you look at survey data, most people feel relatively close to their families… The majority of people enjoy these family gatherings, so it’s important not to have this negative idea that the family is falling apart… Thanksgiving is particularly special because it doesn’t have all of the pressures of Christmas and the commercialization and the gift-giving. It really can be an opportune time for families just to come together and enjoy one another.”

Brindisi Declares Victory; No Concession From Tenney

“We want every vote to be counted, and they’ll be counted,” Brindisi said. “But we’re pretty confident they’re going to break the same way current vote totals go.”

“We’re very, very close,” Tenney said. “We knew it was going to be a close race against impossible odds. But hang in there, be hopeful, be positive, don’t walk out with your heads down. This is just another day, another battle. The war is still on.”

Your Vote: Long-Form Interviews, Segments With New York Congressional Candidates

We have big decisions to make about who should represent us in Congress. Sometimes, it feels like all we see are harsh words and negative campaign ads with phrases like, “Bad for New York.” We wanted to cut through all of that and just talk one-on-one with each of the candidates and hear them flesh out what they plan to do for the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier of New York. Check out these hour-long segments.