The ‘Holiday’ Bermuda Triangle
Here we are - Thanksgiving is over, Christmas is coming, and we are in the midst of all the celebration and “hype” seeping through every pore of American culture - from television, to the billboards, to the internet. No, Rod Serling isn’t going to do a prologue, telling us we are now entering “The Twilight Zone,” (though it does feel like it at times,) but we are entering what I (and others) call “The (Holiday) Bermuda Triangle” - the time between the Thanksgiving and Christmas/Chanukah (and Kwanzaa) holidays, usually ending somewhere after the New Year. Not everyone has family, friends, or places to go for the holidays, whether miles, deaths, or emotions separate one from that Norman Rockwell painting. This is the time when people are struggling with their demons - the pains of low self-esteem, the dysfunction and rejection of family, the deep seated issue(s) of the past that rear its ugly head and often drag the person into the vortex of dejection, isolation, and self-medication. It is also the time where recovery and controlled consumption is challenged: You are supposed to drink to celebrate, eat to celebrate, party your #*&%* off eating and drinking…not to mention being with the one you love, surrounding yourself with family and friends…And if you aren’t joyous…Not full of the mirth and glee of the holidays? Grinch, Scrooge, Shlub.
Click to read Lora René Tucker’s full blog : http://blogs.poz.com/loratucker/2012/11/the_holiday_bermuda.html
From all of us at POZ, please have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.