The holidays are fast approaching and for many they are a source of stress. There is increasing pressure to get everything done. There's shopping to be done, entertainment to organize, and travel to plan. We are bombarded with ads to spend, spend, spend. We expect peace and harmony from family members and this may not always be the case. Some may feel lonely because there is an absence of family. We have high expectations of the holidays. Crowded shopping malls and highways as well as too many parties to attend can be another source of stress. All of the extra activities can leave you exhausted and feeling that it is all just too much!