Social Media Medicine Expert Dr. Veronica Anderson Helps Us Get Through Our Fears of Family Time During the Holidays

Dr. Veronica Anderson, Founder and Host of web radio talk show, Wellness for the Real World, a weekly resource for wellness of mind, body and spirit, attacks a question that stresses so many of us to a breaking point: how do we cope with extended family and in-laws during the holidays?

NEW YORK, NY – December 16, 2011Dr. Veronica Anderson, Social Media Medicine Expert and Founder and Host of health and wellness web radio talk show, Wellness for the Real World, recently published a blog on her website that encourages her audience to stand up for themselves against the barrage of family stress. In her blog titled “Fear of the Family During the Holidays,” Dr. Veronica suggests that it’s not bad to want acceptance for being just who you are, especially in the eyes of those who should be your biggest supporters.

Dr. Anderson writes, “Oh, family. Oh, the holidays. In the midst of beautiful decorations, seasonal foods and memorable songs, it’s also a time of forces conversations and situations. Don’t get me wrong… family time is not always so uncomfortable, but I would be remiss to neglect addressing the painful of stressful experiences that I know many of my listeners are anticipating over the next few weeks.”

“The bottom line is that outside of the immediate nuclear family, there’s significantly increased possibility for differences. People with varying opinions abound, when for the rest of the year, we surround ourselves with people of shared interests and beliefs. When we encounter differences with other family members, we feel like we’re not being accepted for the person that we really are. Differences turn into disapprovals, which snowballs info conflict… and the symphony of drama ensues,” explains Dr. Anderson.

Wellness for the Real World features information on developing a healthy and fit mind, body and spirit in today’s dynamic society. Dr. Anderson adds her easily understandable, fun-infused voice to the broad-audience discussion on today’s most popular medicines, alternative treatments, health policies and opinions of wellness – so that her listeners can benefit from truly vigorous life in the real world today.

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About Wellness for the Real World:

Learn about wellness for your mind, body and spirit on Dr. Veronica Anderson’s weekly broadcasted radio interview program. Each weekly radio show showcases current issues with timely guest interviews. Dr. Veronica draws from her education and experiences to unpack complicated medical details, analyze health reports and share her thoughts on today’s issues with her listeners in three recurring categories: Food of the Week, Fits You To A “Tea”, and The Veronica Report, a thumbs-up or thumbs-down on Corporate America and how they are watching out for our wellbeing.

About Dr. Veronica Anderson:

Dr. Veronica has become known by many for her intellectual and passionate commentary on today’s most popular and debated health perspectives. In addition to her regular radio talk show, Veronica’s upbeat and outspoken perspectives on healthy living have been featured on TV talk shows including Our World with Neil Cavuto (Fox News Channel), and Live with Adam Carolla (syndicated). In addition, radio hosts coast to coast have seen their lines light up as listeners clamor to hear more of Veronica’s straight-forward, pull-no-punches philosophy. She also serves as Host and Guide for Medicine Woman, Modern World, a healthy living travel adventure series for the web.

Determined to become a doctor at age four, Dr. Veronica completed pre-med at Princeton University, received her MD with honors after internship and residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and New York’s Mt. Sinai Medical Center, where she received a fellowship in glaucoma. She has practiced at Robert Wood Johnson, Philadelphia’s Wills Eye Hospital, and is also a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Veronica Anderson holds a black belt in taekwondo and has completed two marathons.

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