Health and Wellness

Hope, Healing and WellBeing

Mary Treacy O'Keefe

Hope, Healing and WellBeing – Handling Stress During the Holidays with Kristen K. Brown

Kristen K. Brown is the award-winning author of The Happy Hour Effect: 12 Secrets to Minimize Stress and Maximize Life. Kristen first explains the importance of reducing stress because of the damaging effect it has on our bodies. She knows this from personal experience, having tragically lost her husband when he was just 31 years old. With a young daughter and a challenging job, Kristen experienced extreme stress so became determined to learn how to reduce it for herself and others. She shares a few of the 12 ‘secrets’ for minimizing stress, including “life mapping” and “sleep and sex for less stress.”

Kristen also shares specific ideas for coping with the busyness of the holiday season and increasing joy instead of being so stressed. For example, giving experiential gifts instead of material ones creates more happiness for both giver and receiver. For more information, please visit .