Cold Comfort How to Navigate Holiday Stress

It may be promoted as the most wonderful time of the year, but there’s no doubt that the holiday season can easily be the most stressful. Winter sees many religions celebrating major festivals, and whether you are celebrating Christmas or Chanukah, Thanksgiving, New Year’s, Kwanza or Diwali, many things are universal. High expectations can set…

Keeping Depression and Stress at Bay

For many of us, the days follow a relatively stressful routine. We cycle through our household chores, family related tasks, busy workdays and finish with an evening full of last-minute to-do list items. When the body and brain are placed under chronic demands, they respond with a “stress response” that is designed to help us function in high-gear for short periods of time.