Three Tips on How to Deal with Sadness and Disappointment During the Holidays
Our original plans for 2020 came to an abrupt halt earlier this year. Sadness is a natural reaction. We may try to shun this emotion or vent our harsh feelings. As social beings, we cannot deny that broken hopes and expectations often result in disappointment. In turn, these disappointments can turn into a broken heart.
Each day, we face trials that can lead to negative reactions and emotions. But don’t fret! Don’t miss three take-home tips on how you can enjoy the holidays in the face of sadness and disappointment.
And here’s a friendly reminder: no matter who you are or what your situation is, trust that there’s a true God. He never tires of extending His mercy and love to us!
Join Dr. Lela Lewis and her guests, Dr. K’dee Elson and Pastor Paul Blake, in this engaging discussion about how to deal with sadness in a healthy way!
Learn more about LEVEL UP and our recent symposiums at awr.org/health.
MEET THE HOST
Lela Lewis, MD, MPH, a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine, is the medical director of AWR360° Health. She also serves as the president of Your Best Pathway to Health, leading a team that provides free medical clinics across the United States. Dr. Lewis is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist in Arizona with more than 19 years of experience in the medical field.
MEET OUR GUESTS
Growing up as a pastor’s kid, Dr. Elsen witnessed much hardship and brokenness, both in and out of the church. Over the years, God evoked a personalized sense of responsibility and calling in her life to address the suffering by providing mental and emotional healing. She answered God’s call and received a PhD in Clinical Psychology at Loma Linda University. She currently enjoys serving God as a Christ-centered therapist at the Loma Linda University Medical Center. After work hours, she enjoys running, spending time with her family, and doing mental health presentations. Her ultimate joy is sharing the good news of God’s peace and healing that He offers to all..
Pastor Paul Blake is a Senior Pastor of the Paradise Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church in Phoenix, Arizona.