We are only halfway through the first month of the new year and most of us are already feeling stressed out. Let's face it. For most of us, 2013 is not going to be the year when stress miraculously leaves the face of the earth. Things are not always going to go the way we would like and the only thing we can really do in those situations is develop better coping strategies. Here are some suggestions to make it easier for dealing with life's challenges. Get Enough Sleep Sleep is ... Continue Reading
By practicing yoga, you can get flexible, become spiritual, and release stress.
Not everyone can bed like a pretzel, so why should you start practicing yoga? Stress: Yoga helps the “stress” factor. With the bombardment of stimulation from electronics, crowds, traffic, and the hustle and bustle of daily life, yoga provides us with much-needed down time. It teaches relaxation, relaxes the nervous system ,and offers us a quiet time to turn inward. Yoga is extremely restorative in helping release the build up of chronic tension that we get from too much time on ... Continue Reading
Learn new ways to de-stress from the holidays through getting outside, relaxing, and yoga.
Ever wonder how other moms make it through the holidays seemingly unscathed? They always look completely put together, they work full-time, and there are multiple kids afoot? Personally, we can all put up the “fake it till we make it” face. We may not be or feel put together, but, we know how to act it. Although, my good friends can see through my “happy face.” The truth of the matter is we all need to learn how to de-stress from the holidays, just so we can enjoy life. Giving ... Continue Reading
Instruction on proper breathing techniques and benefits to emotional and physical health through the holidays and beyond.
Time seems to accelerate in November and December each year. Thoughts turn to buying the perfect holiday gifts, planning parties and hosting out of town guests. The to-do list becomes endless and this is often where stress begins to escalate. If simplifying your routine and setting realistic goals seems impossible, try this one simple thing to deal with holiday stress and anxiety. Breathe Breath is the key to life. It’s also the one body function most taken for granted. We often ... Continue Reading
Bring the whole family together through yoga.
The months after a new school year starts can involve significant changes for families. The busy schedules of school, homework, sports, after-school classes, and the holidays can contribute to stress, anxiety, and pressure for kids and parents alike. One solution to these problems is to bring the whole family together through yoga. Practicing yoga as a family has been shown to reduce stress, reduce anxiety, and lead to healthier lives because of it. It takes just a little planning to ... Continue Reading
Get out with your children and make memories to lower your stress levels. Check out more advice from experts in our series on moms and stress.
In our Moms & Stress series, Lea Curtes-Swenson talks with leading experts on stress management and life balance. She brings you tips, tricks, and advice for understanding your stress and getting it under control - so you can enjoy your time with your kids and teach them to live stress-free too. Now that you’ve learned about modeling stress management and reprogramming your stress responses, it’s time to address one of the ultimate questions when it comes to being a mom in today’s ... Continue Reading