Here is our 12 step guide for surviving the holidays and (hopefully) feeling somewhat wiser.

 

Aphorism No.2

At Christmas, we might take some advice from the Roman philosopher Seneca: ‘If you wish to put off all worry, assume that what you fear may happen is certainly going to happen.’ Then, when Grandma drinks too much sherry or the children have a sugary meltdown, it will be no surprise at all.