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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Ways to Reduce Stress. 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 When Going Through Divorce: Let’s Try Prayer

I am now about five years removed from the time my husband decided to leave without any attempt to heal whatever he thought was wrong and without any expressed warning to me.  He had made up his mind to leave, and that is what he did. Needless to say separation and divorce tend to lead…

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Need Stress Relief? Take a Bath!

 I am not really what you would call a bath person.  I typically take showers.  When I heard that some folks take baths to relieve stress, I began reading numerous sites on what good can occur just by taking a bath.  Here is what I found. The positive effects of taking a bath: Improves mood/a…

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Kathiey’s Stress Relief Experiment, Let’s Try Coloring!

Divorce and Stress. The stress of divorce ranks second on many stress scales just behind the death of a spouse.  Personally, 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…

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Stress Relief. Are you Stressed? Eat an Avocado!

Let’s talk about stress relief.   Stress may be caused by many factors in life.  Separation and divorce are a major contributor of stress for many people. As you know, I am slowing trying all the suggested methods I can find to alleviate stress.  Today I would like to share my latest method to decrease…

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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.…

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Ways to De-Stress….Journaling

I came across and article several weeks ago, 100 ways to De-Stress by Karen Carnabucci. I posted on her first suggestion, using chocolate to destress, Chocolate Meditation. 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…

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