The holidays can bring joy but also immense stress, as we host complicated family gatherings or worry about affording gifts or long for loved ones who have passed. But stress doesn’t have to dampen the spirit of the season. UCSF psychiatry professor Elissa Epel has studied stress, its effects and how to turn a stressful life into one of regenerative joy. We’ll talk with Epel about her new book “The Stress Prescription” and get tips on managing stress, especially during the holidays.
How to Manage Holiday Stress
Holiday stress (Danilo Andjus via Getty Images)
Elissa Epel, professor and vice chair, Department of Psychiatry, UCSF; author, "The Stress Prescription"