How to Turn off Negative Thoughts and Manage Stress

I can’t be the only person that needs to figure out how to turn off negative thoughts. Sometimes, it’s self-doubt.  Sometimes, it’s anxiety. Other times, it’s just some little thing that has annoyed me that day. Either way, having negative thoughts constantly repeating in my head contributes to my stress level and makes it hard […]

Top 10 Ways to Relieve Stress Naturally but Effectively

What are the top 10 ways to relieve stress? I’m sharing my thoughts but it’s possible that yours are different. Stress is something we all deal with. It’s our body’s response to a fight or flight situation. While some stresses are good like the birth of a new baby or a promotion at work, some […]

4 Positive Ways to Manage Stress in Your Life

Finding positive ways to manage stress can help improve both your mental and physical health. Not all stressors are bad. But, they do all have an impact on your body and your health if not managed properly. Whether your stress comes from a hard day at work, a relationship conflict, or a happy event like a […]

15-Minute Me Time Escapes

This blog has been sponsored by Nature’s Bounty® Earthly Elements™. Products and compensation were provided to me by NBTY for review. These 15-minute me time escapes are helping me get through the busy holiday season. Between increased hours at work, extra baking, shopping, cleaning and everything else that comes with the holidays, I could use […]

8 Ways to Use Aromatherapy During the Holidays

These ways to use aromatherapy during the holidays will inspire you to relax, create and entertain. I love the holidays from the baking to the shopping. I love listening to Christmas music and watching the snow fall while I enjoy the woodstove inside. There are so many ways that the scents of Christmas help set the […]

Get Soft, Smooth Skin This Winter With a Shower Sanctuary

A shower sanctuary is somewhere you can disappear for a few minutes (or hours if you’re lucky) to get away from the husband, the kids, the dog, and whatever else is demanding your attention right now. We can all use a little bit of me time especially this time of year. This post has been […]

How to Make a DIY Zen Garden for Bedtime Relaxation

This DIY Zen Garden is a relaxing way to unwind at the end of the day for both adults and kids. Having the same bedtime routine each night can help your body recognize that it’s time to go to sleep. With teens (and adults) who are hooked on social media, it’s tempting to keep putting […]

10 Ways to Avoid Stress at Christmas

Are there ways to avoid stress at Christmas? Definitely! While Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year, it can be super stressful as well. I’m trying to prepare ahead this year so that I’m more organized and prepared. That will give me more time to spend with family and enjoy myself. As […]

How Journal Writing for Stress Relief Helps Me Manage

Have you ever tried journal writing for stress relief? I’ve been working on managing my stress level lately. I’m sure that’s probably something most of you can understand. It’s not that I have a super stressful life. I just juggle a lot of different things and some days it gets to be a bit too […]

How to Deal with Anxiety

My life has changed a lot in the past six months or so. The kids are growing up and spending less time here. They’re more independent and don’t always make decisions I’d make. They make mistakes and then have to deal with the results. I can’t fix problems with a lollipop like I did when […]