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Is it possible to experience the holidays without stress and anxiety?

These occasions should be the happiest days of the year as we connect with family and friends. But they can somehow transform into extremely stressful times. Are you aware that, for some, it can cause anxiety, health issues, heart problems, and sometimes even death?

What can we do when we feel stressed and anxious—especially during the holidays? How can we deal with the anger that comes from stress? Is there ever such a thing as good stress?

Join Dr. Lela Lewis and her guests, Dr. K’dee Elsen and Pastor Kyle Allen, for this timely and important topic. Discover how to have a stress-free holiday and make it a perfect celebration for the whole family—whether you’re with close family or joining them from a distance.

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Lela Lewis, MD, MPH, a graduate of the Loma Linda University School of Medicine, is the medical director of AWR360° Health. She also serves as president of Your Best Pathway to Health, leading a team that provides free medical clinics across the United States. Dr Lewis is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist in Arizona and has more than 19 years of experience in the medical field.

Growing up as a pastor’s kid, Dr. Elsen witnessed much hardship and brokenness, both in and out of the church. Over the years, God evoked a personalized sense of responsibility and calling in her life to address the suffering by providing mental and emotional healing. She answered God’s call and received a PhD in Clinical Psychology at Loma Linda University. She currently enjoys serving God as a Christ-centered therapist at the Loma Linda University Medical Center. After work hours, she enjoys running, spending time with her family, and doing mental health presentations. Her ultimate joy is sharing the good news of God’s peace and healing that He offers to all.

Pastor Kyle Allen is a vice president for Adventist World Radio. He loves evangelism and is passionate about engaging with young adults in the mission of the church. Prior to joining AWR, he served as secretary-treasurer of Adventist-laymen’s Services & Industries (ASI) at the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists and as pastor of the Mentone SDA Church in California.

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