Kristin Schmit

We’ve all been there, at a Thanksgiving meal where somebody’s had a little too much wine and starts ramming their ill-informed views down everyone’s turkey stuffed gullets.

Before we say something that may cause an irreparable rift amongst friend or family, take note of these tips to help you deal.

1.Don’t react.

Take a breath and step away from the computer. Remember, a lot of the time people believe what they want to believe and you will just end up hurting the relationship by engaging in a word spar.

2. Unfollow on social media

So easy. Nobody has to know. One click and I don’t have to read your ignorant blather anymore.

3. Accept.

If it is someone that you care about, take a moment to consider why they might feel the way they do. Step into their shoes and recognize they may be seeing a very different truth.

4. Change the subject.

Sometimes, when someone is hell-bent on imposing their point of view on an increasingly uncomfortable dinner table, be the leader of a topic switch. You will notice a collective sigh of relief.

5. Do anything else.

Take a walk. Have a drink. Go talk to Uncle Bud’s dog, he for sure understands. See how many marshmallows you can fit in your mouth. Go eat more turkey. Learn to play Bridge with Grandma.

Be patient. It’s almost over.

For now…


Author: Libby Hudson Lydecker

Libby Hudson Lydecker is a mother of two, a Kundalini Yoga teacher with over a decade of experience, a screenwriter and a Real Mom Daily partner. Libby Serves as the Lifestyle and Wellness Editor for RMD. As Lifestyle and Wellness Editor, Libby brings her wisdom of Kundalini Yoga and holistic life hacks to her articles as well as real world solutions through yoga techniques in her Mindful Mama video series created at RMD. Libby balances her time between her family, teaching Kundalini yoga to women and children, leading women’s yoga retreats in beautiful destinations around the country, writing screenplays and publishing articles for Real Mom Daily. Her ability to balance all of this comes from her strong yoga practice and a stronger sense of humor. Libby relates to Gloria Steinem’s quote, “Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else.” As well as Yogi Bhajan’s quote, “I don’t believe in miracles, I rely on them.” Libby believes that Real Mom Daily is a forum for women to communicate consciously with kindness, real life perspectives and humor. RMD provides a supportive space for moms to feel understood and share their experiences. “When women gather together in consciousness, we can change the world.” View all posts by Libby Hudson Lydecker

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