The holidays have arrived! It is time for parties, gifts, food, and more! As the fun heats up, I reflect on simple self-care practices I have learned from almost 15 years of experience with a chronic illness. These are little gifts I give myself to soothe my body and help me fully enjoy these delightful, but also stressful, times. They are completely free and entirely worthwhile. To read these tips, follow my slideshow 13 Self-Care Gifts to Soothe Chronic Illness at HealthCentral.