"That's it! I won't be sending any Christmas cards this year!" When I first heard these words, I couldn't help but think how mean, scrooge-like and downright un-Christmassy they sounded -- all the harder to swallow because they were emanating from my own mouth. In the 14 years since, however, I haven't sent a single Christmas card, and at last count I haven't lost a single friend as a result.
Mark Pacitti is the author of http://www.dancingwiththeblackdog.com -- the popular blog which tells the candid tale of how he conquered anxiety and depression
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