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Doctor-recommended ways to reduce holiday stress

During the holidays, there are often more demands on your time and energy – no matter your family or your faith traditions. There are special events, loved ones to visit, busy stores and roads, weather delays, and more.


With so much going on, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.


A first step you can take toward a calmer December is to just say no, says Dr. Michelle Dow, a rural family doctor from Meteghan Centre, Nova Scotia. For the past two years, she’s served as a counsellor to other physicians in the Doctors Nova Scotia Professional Support Program.