Tag: stress

Home & Family, Well Being

How to Manage Stress for Moms

Mom stress is something that’s different from non-mom stress in so many ways. It’s constant, it never ends, and it definitely doesn’t end even when your kids are all grown up. How to manage stress for moms seems like something most moms would just laugh at. All those beautiful sounding self-care tips about running a bath and lighting a candle are really meant for women without kids. We, moms, know that within 5 minutes of running that bath, all the kids will want to get in, too. Then, they’ll knock over that candle and light your house on fire or […]

Personal Finance, Well Being

How to Deal with Money Stress

Money is a tricky subject, but it’s one that we have to discuss. Money stress is a real thing. From feeling like you never have enough to even feeling like you’re not doing enough good with all the fortune you have can be stressful all the same. The life long question seems to be how much is enough and then when that’s enough, is it really enough? We all want to live simply just so we can seem like we are not so deep into material things. Yet, we all want nice things because that’s just a function of having […]

Sleep & Stress, Well Being

How to Stop a Bad Mood

It’s purely a coincidence that the bad mood article falls on Valentine’s. But, hey, it’s probably a good day than any to address the bad moods. Remember for today, don’t have any expectations so that you’ll be pleasantly surprised. *Wink* With bad moods in general, life happens. People annoy you, someone cut you off in traffic, the train was late, you got a ticket, you lost your 50th tube of lip balm, or you just woke up moody because of a bad dream. Do you know the bad dream I’m talking about? The one where your spouse does something he […]

Home & Family, Well Being

How to Handle the Holidays (from a Golden-Ager)

It’s December and it’s to time talk about how to handle the holidays from a golden-ager. Just when you’ve put that turkey platter away and folded down the extra chairs, it’s time to get back to square one. Shopping, prepping, cleaning, and making gorgeous dinners for your family for the upcoming Christmas season. But, are you still wiped out from Thanksgiving? I am, too, and that’s because we are the family glue, the “keepers of the flame”, and the do-it-all-women. If this sounds like you, then welcome to my tribe I like to call the “Sandwich Generation”, otherwise known as […]

Sleep & Stress, Well Being

5 Hacks for Stress Management

We can never stress the importance of dealing with stress enough around here. It affects all aspects of our lives from our emotions, to our weight, to our hormones, and even our skin. Holidays are usually a trying time for most having to juggle more hours at work to have funds for gifts or dealing with all the family, even the ones you can’t even with. Here’s a round-up of some amazing, quick tips displayed in pretty infographics to help you get through any stressful situation.     65 Common Symptoms of Stress + 6 Natural Ways to Manage Stress […]

Beauty, Natural Skin Care, Sleep & Stress, Well Being

Top Ways to Use Face Oils For Maximum Results

Scents and fragrances are incredibly powerful, and one of the best ways to bring an element of calm and serenity into your day. They evoke feelings and sensations that have the power to soothe your tired body and relax your racing mind. One of the simplest ways to incorporate scents and fragrances into your day is by the use of face oils in your skincare routine. I love using face oils as part of my skincare routine, but as much as that is a true statement now, there was once a time when you couldn’t get within a mile of […]

Sleep & Stress, Well Being

Top 5 Positive Coping Mechanisms for Life

What are the top 5 coping mechanisms for life? I’ll tell you in a second. But, if you haven’t experienced stress in life yet, I want to know where you live (like the city, not in your house). Stress is all around us, we can’t escape it. But, we can certainly train ourselves to cope with stress in a way that is healthy and productive. What is Coping? Is it composed of thoughts you have and actions you take to deal with a situation that causes you discomfort (Lazarus & Folkman, 1984). Coping styles are learned, yet they can be […]

Big Picture, Mindset

Top Books for Less Stress and More Happiness

There are wonderful books to read to escape the realities of life such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. But, none of us can really use a wand to magically get the dishes done and we have to face reality eventually. Below is a list of amazing life-changing books that are all extremely delightful to read. Through science, research, and the author’s personal experiences, there are helpful strategies highly applicable for everyone to use towards a happier, less stressful, and charged life. The End of Stress: Four Steps to Rewire your Brain by Don Joseph Goewey Even though stress […]

Sleep & Stress, Well Being

5 Easy All-Natural Stress Reduction Techniques

As humans living in the 21st century, we are all stressed about something at some given point in time. Be it work, finances, our children, hungry-angry, the person who cut you off in traffic, or even the weather. And the way we handle stress notably affects our overall well-being and health. Do you choose to run or smoke when you feel stressed? Are you quick to lash out at the mailman or try to breathe before asking why your package was not delivered on time? Or, do you cry under the covers unable to function or strategically plan a way […]