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Holiday Stress Relief

7 Ways to Experience the Often-Elusive Joy of Christmas

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

This can lead to a lot of guilt when you don't feel that you're living up to the ideals you have in your head or when you do live up to those standards but feel miserable while doing so and then feel even worse because you're supposed to feel jolly.

6 Tips To Worry Less Over The Holidays

Dr. John Grohol | Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. John Grohol

You can create a happier, more joyful and brighter holiday than you've ever had before. All it takes is the will to change, and making an effort -- small baby steps this year, bigger ones next.

10 Simple Ways To Combat Holiday Stress

Fritz Strobl, M.D. | Posted 02.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Fritz Strobl, M.D.

Holiday stresses are well-known to all. The problems are many. We have high expectations for a holiday time where everyone is together, happy and getting along. How to you rise above this and keep your stress in check?

6 Ways To Deal With Difficult Family Members During The Holidays

Therese Borchard | Posted 02.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

George Burns once said: "Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city." So that would explain why the holidays are so stressful.

7 Ways To De-Stress Your Brain This Holiday Season

Marie Pasinski, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marie Pasinski, M.D.

Try as we might to be merry, social gatherings, family feuds, tipping and tippling all contribute to increased stress at a time when we should be counting our blessings instead of blood pressure levels.