Need Stress Relief? Try Journaling.

 I came across an article,  100 Ways to De-Stress, by Karen Carnabucci. I posted on her first suggestion, using chocolate to destress, Chocolate Meditation.  You can’t go wrong with chocolate:-) Karen’s second suggestion is to Journal.  I do journal but not consistently.  I found it especially helpful when my ex first left.  Through writing, I was able to find pieces of…

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Need Stress Relief? Try Stretching.

Stress seems to be all around us, and many situations can cause stress in our lives.   There are many ways to help decrease our levels of stress, and one of these ways is the act of stretching. Your body can become stiff and tight due to stress and tension. Releasing this tension by stretching…

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Need Stress Relief?-Try Coloring

Divorce and Stress. The stress of divorce ranks second on many stress scales, just behind the death of a spouse.  I disagree with it being second because I see an unwanted divorce as “like a death but with intent.”  Stress can have many adverse effects on your life and your health.  With this in mind,…

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Ways to De-Stress… “Peel an Orange” Aromatherapy

TIME TO DE-STRESS “Peel an orange. Studies show the smell of citrus can help reduce stress.”Huff Post Ok folks, it’s time to de-stress. Those of us going through a divorce seem to be a reservoir for stress. I never had any unhealthy anxiety or depression issues until I was blindsided by marital separation after decades…

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Stress Relief-Flowers and Stress Relief

 I do love flowers.  I used to spend a lot of time at Garden Centers and Parks taking photos of flowers.  I found it very relaxing to immerse myself in the environment of the flower gardens.  I think I found peace among the beautiful plants, and in that, some of the stress in my life…

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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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