Stress Relief-Try Spending Some Time in the Sun

The stress levels that we experience can directly affect our physical, emotional, and mental health.  Divorce is listed as one of the most stressful events in a persons life.  Having experienced the pain and stress of divorce I decided I would look for some ways to decrease the effects of stress in my life.  Here…

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Stress Relief and The Sounds of Nature

As I was reading about stress relief activities today I came across one suggestion I thought I would try.  Listening to the sounds of nature.  In my reading, I found that listening to nature can induce relaxation, reduce negative feelings, and increase pleasant feelings.  One site it was said listening to the sounds of nature…

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Self Care- Try Something New!

Why You Should Try New Things “Switching things up can help to keep you inspired and motivated.” Long before COVID 19, I took a class. I took a class in Floral arranging. What fun! Try something new. I believe it will help you feel better even if you are going through a difficult time. God Bless…

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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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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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Stress Relief-Let’s Go Hiking!

There is something relaxing about taking a hike outside on a nice day.  Feeling the cool breeze and warm sun on your face as you surround yourself with the beauty of the countryside has a calming effect, at least on me. As I was looking for ways to relieve stress I found that many believe…

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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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Stress Relief-Eating Peaches

I have been reading a lot about stress relief. One way to ease stress suggested by several websites sounded intriguing to me, so I thought I would give it a try,  eating peaches. I went online to view the research, and here is what I found. Peaches have been called the fruit of calmness. One…

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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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Travel and Stress Relief, Let’s take a Trip

Marital separation and divorce are ranked just under the death of a child as the most stressful experiences.    With this in mind, I am always looking for ways to decrease stress.   Lately, I have been reading about stress relief and travel. Let’s Take a Trip I am sure that travel can cause its fair…

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