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12 Ways to relieve stress and anxiety

12 Ways to relieve stress and anxiety

The day has been stressful and you find that you are anxious.  Your loved one has been demanding today and you need to unwind. Some ways to relieve stress and anxiety include: Bubble bath Take a walk Exercise or dance Read a book Find a quiet place to sit, listen to the birds and sip a cup of tea or coffee Deep breathing techniques Journal Talk to a friend Use scents that are soothing, such as lavender, with candles or…

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Transitional Friday: 9 Lessons I learned from Life Transitions

Transitional Friday: 9 Lessons I learned from Life Transitions

    For over three years I searched for a new job.  I also prayed about a place to live. God finally answered both of these prayers at the same time. When circumstances changed and life began to turn around, I was surprised by the mixture of feelings I experienced. I was excited for the changes and opportunities ahead of me, but scared to death to be taking such a huge step into the unknown. I was moving from what…

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Transitional Friday: 7 Lessons Learned from Discouragement

Transitional Friday: 7 Lessons Learned from Discouragement

      There have been times when I wondered if anything was going my way. No matter how hard I tried or how much effort I put into the endeavor nothing seemed to work. This led to great disappointment and discouragement.  There were days when depression hit and I nothing could lift my mood. When discouraged, I have to remind myself that: This too shall pass God is preparing me for something better God has a better plan There…

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10 Benefits of Exercise

10 Benefits of Exercise

When I was much younger I loved to walk.  Regardless of the weather, I walked four miles a day.  Then life got in the way, I put on weight and got terribly out of shape. I realized that I had to do something about my additional weight.  The best place to begin was with exercise. Exercise is not my favorite thing to do but each day I make the choice to exercise or not.  There are a number of benefits…

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10 Ways Creativity Can Reduce Stress

10 Ways Creativity Can Reduce Stress

I’ve discovered that when I work on my craft, I notice my stress level go down.   After some probing, I want to share the reasons that I came up with. We allow our minds to focus on something else then our current troubles. We are doing something that we enjoy.                 We are doing something that relaxes us. We are doing something that feels productive. We are creating something that expresses our hearts…

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