It's that time of year once again. Your "to do" list seems to be ever expanding, you are trying to decide what to buy that awkward friend/relative who has everything/wants nothing (we all have those, right?), various deadlines are approaching -- whether they be work related or just getting those damn cards and presents out on time -- and you're still squabbling with relatives over who is hosting what. For a time of year that is meant to be so full of joy, there is certainly a large amount of stress involved, and where there is stress, there is only one solution. Reach for
a drink your iPod, kick back and relax for five minutes. If you are particularly pressed for time, then Freddie Joachim has you covered, with a three-minute instrumental beauty, appropriately titled "Morning Calm" (although trust me, it works anytime of the day or night). I was caught sleeping on Freddie until recently, but after listening to the exquisite Fiberglass Kisses, and now this, he is my go-to man if when things get a little too much over this holiday season and, quite frankly, any time of year.