By vitalhf, Dec 6 2017 05:00PM
By Holly A. Carling, O.M.D., L.Ac., Ph.D.
What can we do this year to avoid the pre-holiday and holiday perils of stress, increased health symptoms, and exhaustion? We all feel it. I’ve heard my patients bemoaning the upcoming holidays because of all the stress it entails. But the very things they need to do the most during this time of year, is exactly what they drop off first. What is that?
The frenetic pace the holiday season brings is pretty much universal. It seems most people today live a hectic, busy life. Add the holidays on top of that, and, well, it pretty much puts people over the edge. The other day I was talking to a friend who is a crime scene investigator. She was lamenting that her increased stress this time of year is because of other people’s increased stress this time of year. Crime goes up. There is more domestic abuse, more burglaries, more driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, more tempers flaring and crimes committed. Though I’m guessing most of my readers won’t fall into any of those categories, what can we do to minimize the stress this time of year? Continue reading...