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3 Tips for Stress Less Travel

When I travel, I tend to get a bit queasy and just plain "off." I don't know it's motion, jet lag, altitude, lack of sleep or a combination but it all adds up to stress if I don't manage it right. And when I travel with my daughter, it is...

Aromatherapy for Less Stress

aromatherapyA few years ago as I was carrying my two-and-a-half year old daughter to the car, she nestled her face into my neck and said, “Mom, you smell like blueberries!” I laughed as she fluffed my hair and deeply inhaled the scent while she sighed and smiled, my fruity-shampoo-ed hair lifting her spirits.

The power of scent on our mood has been scientifically-proven and this science of aromatherapy is a growing branch of complementary therapy. Aromatherapy is

Stress and the Uglies

body stress

Every year before winter sets in, our bodies enter a new phase. Our biological clocks kick in as the days get shorter knowing the long winter is soon upon us. Our body systems start to slow down and we begin to store fat as a defense mechanism. This is part of the stress response that is part of our biological make-up.

Back in the day, cavemen, farmers, etc. suffered true stress in the winter. Food was scarce so their bodies would store extra fat reserves. They didn’t have indoor heating so they needed extra insulation to keep them warm. Today, our bodies are conditioned to do the same thing even though those risks aren’t usually there. Plus,

Book Trailer – The Best Worst Thing

It's a bittersweet story, but my first book, The Best Worst Thing, was a therapeutic, painful and hopeful book to write. It has inspired others to take the tough stuff in life and use it to propel them forward in a positive way. Watch the book trailer here: If you know anyone...