Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is the newly elected socialist member of Congress. She's taking a week off for what she calls "self-care." She has been overwhelmed by politics and misses her yoga lessons.

Put yoga aside for a moment and ask yourself if you, too, need a break. Does America need a break? My answer is a big "yes."

This may be the only time I agree with Ocasio-Cortez! Haven't we all had enough of the name calling? The constant ugly headlines. Charges. Countercharges. The word "toxic" has perhaps been over-used but I can't think of a better word to describe what's happened to our politics.

I know many, many people who have stopped watching the news. Stopped discussing current events. People are in retreat from this sour and contentious world. Both sides are to blame. The president uses intemperate language. He mocks people and he calls them names.

The Democrats do the same thing: who could forget Hillary's "deplorables" speech? Now its "impeach!" Let's take a leaf out of the campus playbook: If students need a safe space from reality, we all need a safe space from the world! Christmas is next week and New Year's is the week after that. And I propose that that week, Christmas to New Year's, be America's break.

Ok, the nastiness will resume on January 2nd. But let's pause for that one week.

It may be the pause that refreshes.

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Adapted from Stuart Varney’s monologue on Fox Nations’ “My Take with Stuart Varney.”