The holiday season is upon us. With shopping to do, gifts to wrap and meals to prepare, it's easy to become overwhelmed with activity. So just for a moment, I hope you will stop with me and take a moment to think about the past year in our personal life and that of our country and the world. In spite of the many tragedies we have seen play out on tv, most of us have been blessed with a family we love, friends to enjoy and reasonable health to make it possible for us to go forward in our lives. As we think about those who have lost homes and businesses to disasters and loved ones through senseless acts of violence, our own problems come in to perspective. Among the many things I am grateful for this year, is the opportunity to share wellness information with the readers of this blog. I hope that at least one of the blogs has touched your life in a positive way. I will be out of the office until after New Year's Day spending time with my family. My wish for you is that you have a wonderful and joyous holiday season and that 2013 will be a happy one for you and those you love. Happy Holidays and Be Well.