Updating Your Holiday Traditions for 2020
From St. Patrick’s Day up through New Year’s, our holidays have looked and felt a lot different this year. Even when it’s challenging to deal with change and uncertainty, we can always find moments of gratitude and fun. If you are struggling with not seeing family members, missing out on travel or favorite traditions, or just feeling a little “bah humbug” about the season, here are some ideas for updating your holiday traditions or welcoming in a few new ones this year.
Ready to Welcome in the New Year
We can all agree that 2020 is a year we’ll never forget, even if we might like to disregard at least some parts of it. Regardless, we can always learn from adversity—and we can always find hope for what is to come. Our staff shares some of their thoughts on transitioning from 2020 to 2021, including lessons learned and things to look forward to.
Help Women in Crisis This Season
Like so many events and traditions this year, Clinic Sofia’s annual Crimson Kit Collection is changing due to COVID-19. Started by Dr. Erin Stevens in 2016, the donation drive helps to collect period products for women experiencing homelessness or displacement.
Ask Sofia: How do I deal with “mask-ne” and discomfort?
Many of us still struggle to mask our various frustrations with face masks – everything from acne to itching, discomfort around the ears and nose to fogged-up glasses and more. “Mask-ne” is a newly termed phenomenon where face masks lead to skin irritation, which can be even more challenging if you already struggle with sensitive skin, rosacea, allergies and other skin issues.
Ways to Brighten Your Spirits as the Days Get Darker
The darker afternoons and evenings that mark the end of Daylight Saving Time are swiftly approaching. If you struggle with shorter days during a typical year, the wild ride of 2020 might be even more challenging. With that in mind, this might be the perfect time to stock up on bright ideas for making this winter bearable and perhaps even enjoyable.
Ask Sofia: Can I skip my mammogram this year?
While many women initially postponed mammograms, Pap tests and other screenings during the early days of the pandemic, Breast Cancer Awareness Month and National Mammography Day in October are reminders of the importance of this annual screening for most women. Mammograms can detect breast cancer early before it advances and requires more aggressive treatment, just one of the reasons you should maintain your regular schedule.