Mental Health and the Holidays with Jennifer VanOrman

“We do so much more damage trying not to feel what we feel than if we would just feel it.​”

-Jennifer VanOrman

Her Story of Success…

Jennifer VanOrman recognizes that the holidays can be a difficult time for many women when it comes to mental health and family relationships. As a licensed marriage and family therapist, Jennifer helps people find ways to appreciate the beautiful parts of life even in the midst of hardship. In her own life, Jennifer has dealt with many challenges, including abuse, the death of a spouse, and divorce, and she’s worked hard to build a beautiful life for herself in the midst of all of those things. 

In This Special Holiday Episode:

Jennifer shares some practical strategies you can use to better care for your own mental health this holiday season, along with practices that will help you treat yourself with kindness in daily life. She and Leah also discuss the importance of therapy and offer advice for anyone looking to find a therapist. 

Episode Highlights:

  • Normalizing the struggles of the holiday season
  • Advice for managing difficult family relationships
  • Understanding the role trauma can play in our lives
  • Why therapy matters
  • The power of self-kindness

Episode Transcript

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