Stress Relief Through Self-Care: Let’s Get a Pedicure!

 I believe that taking the time to take care of ourselves can help us relax and reduce our stress.  I found this thought backed up online, and according to Amherst College “taking care of yourself will help maintain your physical, emotional, and mental reserves to prevent and manage stress. So to take care of myself this week,…

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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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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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Stress Relief-Try Chewing Gum

  Chewing Gum for Stress Relief I remember chewing gum as a kid.  I also remember that kids chewing gum, making teachers and parents mad. I would pop my gum, and my brothers would get mad at me.  I would chew gum in class, and my teachers would get mad at me.  I would find gum under my…

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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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