Divorce and Stress Relief – Try a Hug

Divorce ranks up there with the greatest of stressors.  The stress caused by divorce ranks just under the death of a spouse.  I would disagree with that because to me, “Divorce is like a death but with intent” Going through an unwanted divorce, to me, was the most stressful event in my life so far.…

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Ways to De-Stress-Peel an Orange

Ok, guys, it’s time to de-stress. Those of us going through a divorce seems to be a reservoir for stress. I never had any issues with unhealthy anxiety or depression until I was blindsided with marital separation after decades of marriage. On one stress index scale, that I found, divorce rates the second highest stressor…

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Stress Relief During Social Isolation. A Few Tips From the CDC

According to the CDC there are several things we can do to cope emotionally during this pandemic.  I have listed a few things I found on their website and I am going to share how they relate to me.  Their heading for this list is… “Things you can do to support yourself..” *Take breaks from…

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Need Stress Relief? Try Reading.

Here is a quote in regard to reading and stress relief that I found online….. “Reading worked best, outshining other stress-reduction techniques like listening to music, taking a walk or having a cup of tea. Stress levels declined by 68 percent after participants read for just six minutes, leading Lewis to say, “Losing yourself in…

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Stressed? Give Chocolate Meditation A Try.

I came across an article on Huff Post called Karen Carnabucci’s GPS Guide On Relieving Stress.  In one portion of her writings she has a link to 100 ways to de-stress.  I will slowly go through all 100 and see what works for me.  We are all different and what works for one will not always…

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Divorce and Stress Relief-Try Exercise

(That is me on the far right:-) When my husband first left me I did sink into despair and depression.  I don’t know how I was able, but I continued to exercise. I would jog with my dog when I felt like going to bed and curling up in the fetal position. After work I…

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Divorce Diversion: Taking Care of You, Ways to De-Stress…”Peel an Orange”…Aromatherapy

Ok folks, it’s time to de-stress.  Those of us going through divorce seem to be a reservoir for stress.  I never had any issues with unhealthy anxiety or depression until I was blindsided with marital separation after decades of marriage. On one stress index scale, divorce rates the second highest stressor with the death of a spouse first.  I don’t…

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