Saturday, May 25 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:58:41 GMT
A day after the deadly tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma a Red Cross response team from Lake Charles rolled into ground zero. "We got here on Tuesday morning. Tuesday morning at about 7:30 in theMore >>
A local woman is among a group of Red Cross volunteers from Lake Charles in Moore, Oklahoma. While she's been on many disaster recovery trips she said this one has taking on a personal meaning.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 8:31 PM EDT2013-05-26 00:31:47 GMT
Lake Charles Police are investigating an a second armed robbery this month at the Subway restaurant on Ryan Street. The latest incident happened Friday around 9:08 p.m. Employees told police a blackMore >>
Lake Charles Police are investigating an a second armed robbery this month at the Subway restaurant on Ryan Street. The latest incident happened Friday at 9:08 p.m.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:18 PM EDT2013-05-25 23:18:04 GMT
The Lake Arthur Regatta brought in many people to enjoy the music, food and fun, especially boaters out on the lake. But it's all about keeping this fun time a safe one. "We'll have around 200 volunteersMore >>
Keeping an eye on those having fun on the water. More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:20:27 GMT
For a family in Lake Charles, one phone call changed everything. The aftermath of the Moore, Okla. tornado revealed the loss of a loved one. One of the children who died at a school destroyed by the tornadoMore >>
A family in Lake Charles mourns the loss of a young relative in the Moore, Oklahoma tornado.
Friday, May 24 2013 8:43 PM EDT2013-05-25 00:43:00 GMT
The Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for a bank robbery suspect. The Vernon Bank branch on Colony Boulevard in New Llano was robbed Thursday afternoon. Investigators say a black male subjectMore >>
The Vernon Bank branch on Colony Boulevard in New Llano was robbed Thursday afternoon.More >>
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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -
The holidays are usually a happy time for some, but for others it can be the direct opposite. The season is meant to bring feelings of love and cheer, but it's also the precursor of holiday stress for many.
Crystal Sapio said her holiday stress level is at a five and she actually looks forward to this time of year.
"It's a little chaotic, but chaos is good," she said. "I think this is the best time of the year with Thanksgiving and Christmas."
But not everyone feels that same way. Between the family dinners, the house full of people and added time around relatives you may not care for, it can be overwhelming.
Jo Somers said she plans her seating chart carefully for her family dinners.
"There are some people who you don't let sit close to each other. Let's keep the separation there," Somers said.
Therapist Stephanie Bolton said there are ways to break bread in peace.
"Find common ground to talk about and just maintain those boundaries that you want to keep for yourself so that you're sane so that you can enjoy the holidays because really are all about everyone trying to enjoy a great time together," she said.
Bolton said if all else fails, get some air.
"Getting out in nature is always a good idea not just for working off the calories but for getting some fresh air and a clean perspective," she said.
Bolton also suggests using music to get through those tough family dinners. She recommends having two play lists ready one that will relax you and one to keep you upbeat.