Like this? Then share it with your friends! I absolutely love this time of year. The cool weather signals that the holidays are near, and that also means it’s time for me to reflect on everything that’s happened over the year…good and bad. This year, I lost some dear friends, was laid off from a job I really liked, and was a victim of credit card fraud. I also gained back 5 of the 50 pounds I worked so hard to lose. All of those other things make the unwanted 5 pounds seem not so bad. So why does that bother me the most right now? It’s called theRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! “Progressive Muscle Relaxation”. Sounds like a complicated way to relieve stress, doesn’t it? I’m going to let you in on how easy is it, and how much it can help relieve some of the stress in your life…and your body. Backache by Graur Razvan Ionut When you’re under stress, tension tends to be stored in your muscles, causing headaches, back aches, and any number of aches, pains and illnesses. Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) is an easy, and very effective way to release that tension. The idea behind it is simple: to focus on specific muscles, contracting each one for 8 to 10Read More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! Have you ever stopped to think about what the sayings we use everyday mean? “When it rains, it pours”. That just about sums up the last two weeks around our house. It’s been chock-full of drama, action and adventure, so much so that you could write a movie about it. So how do I stay calm and stress free through it all? It’s really tough, but I certainly try. Here are some tips to help get you through the action adventure movie you call your life: Take 10: Just like actors on a movie set, you haveRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! We always think of “stress” as being an adult issue, but you’d be surprised how much stress kids are under. School, after-school activities, sports: these are all causes of stress for kids these days. Add to this the things they need to do every day like chores and other family activities, and you have a recipe for disaster. So how do we help kids manage their stress? It’s as easy as 1 – 2 – 3… Don’t overschedule. Setting limits for kids is a parent’s/guardian’s job. We need to teach them to manage their time wisely, andRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! It’s been tough to get back into the swing of things after getting back from a much-needed vacation, and getting the kids back to school and activities. The phrase “too much to do, and too little time” doesn’t even begin to describe it. Whether you have kids or not, I know that all of you can relate in one area of your life or another. This summer has been an interesting one. Not working full-time at a job that I was tired of doing. Being home with the kids a LOT more than I think I orRead More →