I'm not into Pop Psychology, but there's a new book out (not Pop Psych) entitled "Loving What Is" but Byron Katie (a woman). It's helped a great deal with my normal holiday depression. In fact, I haven't been depressed at all since I started this book.
Anyway, I picked it up mainly because I'm familiar with her husband's translations of sacred books of different religions, and I know he's not a jerk. So if he married her and endorsed the book, I figured there might be something good to the book. There is. Get it today.
) (No, I don't get kickbacks.
PS: I always heard "do something kind for someone else" over the holidays and it will lift your spirits, but I didn't do it for years. Well, now I do. I have relatively little family, and I spend little of the holidays with them. I started volunteering at a homeless shelter years ago, and for the past 6 months I also weekly visit a man who is on house arrest until his trial comes up. I'll tell you -- it is HARD to be depressed when you see homeless women and children happy with seemingly so little in their lives.