There is so much holiday stress all around. So much road rage when I’m driving. Just an overall negative energy. It’s stressful because nature tells us to slow down this time of year and we don’t. The days are shorter and colder. We are called to spend this time doing some deep reflection on how the past three seasons have changed us. This is the time of introspection and forgiveness. Instead, the social pressure of Christmas has us going out more, buying more, and overall doing more. There is excitement in gift-giving, but most people take it way too far. People are more fixated on the objects rather than the act of giving and receiving. They’re out shopping and getting irritated with long lines, traffic, and their bank accounts. Listen to nature because it has something important to say. Fighting against it causes sickness in the body and the mind.