Halloween candy markdowns herald the inevitable: We are entering the holiday homestretch.

The holidays often are a happy time, but even positive things can bring stress. So many events, so much family, so much shopping for gifts and food.

“People don’t always notice something is stressing them,” said Kris Bronson, a psychotherapist with Alliance Counseling who specializes in stress management.

Deciding what family to visit, what meal to cook or how many presents to buy can be hidden stressors, as can moms and dads trying to make the kids’ holidays perfect. Read more.

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