December 6, 2018

Stressed over the holidays? Here’s how to be happier

By Karl Oestreich

Star Tribune
by Connie Nelson

We’re in the thick of it now: The decorations are up, the Muzak has switched to all carols all the time and the cards are starting to arrive in the mail. From now until early January, we’ll be greeted with “Happy holidays!” But happiness isn’t guaranteed to come to us like a delivery from Star Tribune newspaper logoAmazon Prime, even — or especially — at this time of year. Jamie Friend understands that. Through her work as a resilience specialist and health and wellness coach at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Friend has learned that happiness isn’t one-size-fits-all, and that while most of us want it, we don’t necessarily know what it means for us or how to work toward it. We talked with Friend about taking action vs. hoping and the role that stress, gratitude and expectations play in our search to be happy.

Reach: The Star Tribune Sunday circulation is 518,745 copies and weekday circulation is 300,277. The Star Tribune is the state’s largest newspaper and ranks 16th nationally in circulation.

Context: The Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program is redefining healthy living. It’s a comprehensive, whole-body wellness experience guided by medical research and evidence-based medicine to offer guests trusted solutions to improve quality of life.

Contact:  Kelley Luckstein


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