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Peace on Earth at Your House

Make your holidays happier and healthier (and calmer) with these 15 sneaky strategies. Instant peace!

By Dorothy Foltz-Gray

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Reed Davis
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Don't Expect People to Change

You want your mom to say you're the world's best cook, but in your heart you know she'll find lumps in the gravy. "Ask yourself what you can reasonably expect," says Kiki Weingarten, MScEd, MFA, cofounder/coach of DLCECC/Atypical Coaching in New York City. "Managing expectations takes the disappointment and frustration out of the mix so you can deal with what actually happens."

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