Friday, January 19, 2018
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Are you able to handle your stress effectively?  We all have it, but the trick is to be able to deal with it effectively to keep health in your body, your mind and your spirit!  This article by Dr. Farmer speaks to me about stress in our daily lives.  Find out some simple and effective things you can do to help increase your health and deal with the stress in your life. Managing Stress In Modern Times by Dr. Farmer We are in an ever-accelerating “hurry up” culture, one in which human beings are required to make remarkable adaptations to increasingly technologically driven lifestyles and... (Read More ...)

What is stress? Stress is something that upsets the balance in your body. You probably live with more stress in your life than you even realize. You may even think it is normal to have as much stress on a daily basis as you do. What are signs of stress? There is good stress and bad stress.  Happy events can be stressful like falling in love and getting married. Stress can be helpful for you when there is an emergency and your life is in danger.  Your body goes into the stress mode and does what it can to keep you safe.  Your body was not designed to live under stressful conditions from day... (Read More ...)

Stress has a HUGE impact on your health, well-being, and on your ability to lose weight. You have  heard of the “Fight or Flight” response. But what exactly is the “Fight or Flight” response? Basically it means reacting to threats to your survival with a general discharge of the sympathetic nervous system, priming you for fighting or fleeing. This discharge creates: Increased heart rate Increased blood pressure Decreased blood sugar Constriction of the peripheral arteries Dilation of the deep arteries Increased respiration rate Decreased gastro-intestinal activity Increased... (Read More ...)

 Could Your Holiday be Less Stressful? We just got through one holiday and look out; here comes the next big stressor!  Some people actually dread the holidays because of all the added stress! How many people are you committed to buying gifts for?   Would your holiday be less stressful if one person did not do all of the work and everyone got together and came up with a solutions that would fit everyone’s holiday budget for time and money? If you are hosting a family or friend get together over the Christmas holidays, you have your work cut out for you.  You have the cleaning, shopping,... (Read More ...)

The Use of Essential Oils There is nothing like the smell of a real pine or spruce Christmas tree. What do you do if you have an artificial tree? What is the best way to get the aroma of a real tree in your house? Of course there are tons of products with artificial spray made up of chemicals to smell like the real thing. What I prefer to use instead of the fake stuff is essential oils. There are several ways to burn them to get that nice aroma along with the benefits too. I have a little diffuser that I place a few drops on a piece of felt material, and that fits into the diffuser. It burns and... (Read More ...)

With all of the changes taking place in society today and having an affect on everything in our lives, we need to be aware of how much stress we have on a daily basis.  This is serious stuff. The level of stress we are having now seems higher than ever.  People don’t seem to understand the effect stress can have on the  body.  If not dealt with, it can eventually kill you.  How do you deal with stress?  And yes, it is okay to have a little but not for an indefinite period of time. One of my favorite things to do for stress is to sit quietly for a few minutes.  As you are sitting alone,... (Read More ...)