December is here. Stress from all angles has probably begun to crowd your thoughts or sing you to sleep (more like tuck you in and keep you awake at night with anxiety). Stress seems to arrive out of nowhere, like an uninvited house guest. We seem to know that stress has terrible effects on our health, but what we don’t seem to know is how to stop it. How do we do this without also stopping the multitude of responsibilities and the overwhelming amount of things that need to get done this time of year? One way to do this is not to stop, but to pause and take a breath.