Sorry, you need to enable JavaScript to visit this website.
Skip to main content

Receive your Pfizer brand medication today at little to no additional drug acquisition cost versus the generic version.

Left Rail Arrow
Left Rail Arrow

Receive your Pfizer brand medication today at little to no additional drug acquisition cost versus the generic version.

Left Rail Arrow

Participating Pfizer brands include:

Stress less and relax more

Holiday helper

Yes, in case you've forgotten, you can have fun over the holidays. But with family, shopping, cooking and hosting, it's easy to get stressed out. Here's how to put the "fest" back into your festivities.

Get ready

If there's a holiday event and you're part of it, treat it the same way you would any important project:

  • Plan ahead to get things done. Make lists. Organize. Delegate.
  • Keep it simple. Don't shoot for the moon. Getting together doesn't need to be extravagant. Or perfect. Odds are Martha Stewart won't be there taking notes.
  • Say no. It's not a crime to opt out of something — especially when you've already got too much on your plate.
  • Make a budget. Any holiday has the potential to cost you: gifts, food, drinks, travel, and a dozen little things all add up. So budget, set a limit and stick to it.
Family time

Friends you can pick; family you're generally stuck with. So here's how to handle them:

  • Be serene. Put any family problems, rivalries or hostilities behind you for now. But do plan to work out your problems some other time, in private.
  • Be accepting. They are who they are. And so are you. Don't expect Uncle Fred to stop telling the same embarrassing stories just because it's a holiday. If you really can't stand it, leave the room.
  • Be understanding. Not everyone can be there for every gathering. No matter what the holiday, married family members (especially those married more than once) likely have other people to see.
  • Be inclusive. Involve everyone in activities, games, outings and even watching television so that it's geared to get everyone in the holiday spirit.
Remember the basics

During the holidays, it's easy to indulge in too much food or alcohol and completely ignore your need for sleep and exercise. Unfortunately, that could put a damper on your fun. Remember to:

  • Enjoy food and alcohol in moderation. Too much of either will likely diminish the fun part, and increase stress, for obvious reasons. 
  • Put sleep and exercise on your to-do list. Sleep and exercise can help reduce any stress you're feeling.
Help for the holiday blues

Sometimes, the stress is going to be there no matter what, like stress caused by a life change, such as an illness in the family, a job loss or divorce or separation. But you can try to beat the holiday blues by:

Holiday-helper
Are you a stress addict? (quiz)
Are you a stress addict? (quiz)

Is the stress in your life coming from external sources or your...

A little laughter goes a long way
A little laughter goes a long way

What’s absolutely free, has no known negative side effects and...

Anytime, anywhere, everyday meditation techniques
Anytime, anywhere, everyday meditation techniques

Meditation is a powerful stress-relieving tool that you can practice...

Life made simple
Life made simple

If your to-do list can fill up an entire wire-bound notebook, then it...

How to choose the right massage
How to choose the right massage

Massage therapy involves manipulating the soft tissues of your body...

How to out-smart your stress-inducing smartphone
How to out-smart your stress-inducing smartphone

With your does-it-all smartphone, you'll never miss a call, text...

Less mess, less stress
Less mess, less stress

Can't find your car keys, cell phone warranty, dress shirt, your...

How to say “no” (audio)
How to say “no” (audio)

Want to increase the stress in your life? One good way is say "...

The 5-minute stress buster (video)
The 5-minute stress buster (video)

Got stress? Got five minutes? Even if you think you don't, make...

Inhale. Exhale. Breathe! (audio)
Inhale. Exhale. Breathe! (audio)

Breathing – you do it all the time without thinking – and...

Food allergy vs. food intolerance
Food allergy vs. food intolerance

Reactions to certain foods are more often than not caused by a food...

Plan an allergy-friendly party
Plan an allergy-friendly party

You want your next party to be fun for all your guests. But what if...

Caregiving from a distance
Caregiving from a distance

Being a caregiver can be stressful — and it may be even more so...

Allergy, cold or sinusitis?
Allergy, cold or sinusitis?

What’s behind that sneeze? Did you catch the cold that’s...

Health tips for diabetes
Health tips for diabetes

If not managed properly, diabetes can lead to a wide range of serious...

Diabetes and erectile dysfunction
Diabetes and erectile dysfunction

About 34% to 45% of men with diabetes experience erectile dysfunction...

Caregiving and Alzheimer’s disease
Caregiving and Alzheimer’s disease

Being a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) can...

Safety tips for Alzheimer’s disease
Safety tips for Alzheimer’s disease

As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, it can take away a person...

Living with someone with Alzheimer’s disease
Living with someone with Alzheimer’s disease

While Alzheimer’s disease affects each person differently, you...

4 facts about FODMAPs
4 facts about FODMAPs

FODMAPs are a type of carbohydrate (or sugar) that’s found in...

Sautéed spring vegetables and steamed fish
Sautéed spring vegetables and steamed fish

Makes 4 servings

 

Prep time: 10 min...

Glazed salmon fillet with couscous and peas
Glazed salmon fillet with couscous and peas

Makes 4 servings

 

Prep time: 15 min...

Sautéed chicken breast with white rice and sugar snap peas
Sautéed chicken breast with white rice and sugar snap peas

Makes 4 servings

 

Prep time: 10 min...

Vegetable spring rolls in rice paper (Vietnam)
Vegetable spring rolls in rice paper (Vietnam)

Makes 8 servings

 

Prep time: 25 min...

Sliced chicken with stir-fry vegetables
Sliced chicken with stir-fry vegetables

Makes 4 servings

 

Prep time: 20 min...

Grilled salmon fillet with rice and vegetables
Grilled salmon fillet with rice and vegetables

Makes 4 servings

Prep time: 20 min

Cooking time:...

Grilled salmon kebabs with green beans
Grilled salmon kebabs with green beans

Makes 4 servings

 

Prep time: 25 min...

Watermelon slices with kiwi and pecans
Watermelon slices with kiwi and pecans

Makes 4 servings

Prep time: 5 min Difficulty: Easy Cannot...

Mixed berries and mint sponge cake roll
Mixed berries and mint sponge cake roll

Makes 8 servings

Prep time: 25 min Cooking time: 10 min...

Banana crepes
Banana crepes

Makes 6 servings (2 crepes per serving)

Prep time: 20 min...