Stress Management Tips

How to Help Your Kids Cope With Stress

How to Help Your Kids Cope With Stress

Written by on May 13, 2013 in Parenting Tips, Resilience, Stress Management Tips with 0 Comments

What is stressing your kids out? Here are three common sources of stress, plus practical tips parents can use to help kids cope with stress. These tips are from Sandra Blackard of the Language of Listening®. “I believe the top three sources of stress for children of any age are external pressure to perform, too little […]

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How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout – 4 Tips for Emotional Health

How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout – 4 Tips for Emotional Health

Written by on March 11, 2013 in Emotional Health Tips, Stress Management Tips with 0 Comments

Paid or volunteer caregivers who are depressed, anxious, or exhausted will not be able to take good care of their loved ones. These tips will help you avoid burning out as a caregiver. As the population ages, more family members are providing caregiver help – and not all can afford to hire a paid caregiver. Taking […]

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You and Your Mother Can’t Be Friends? How to Live in Peace

You and Your Mother Can’t Be Friends? How to Live in Peace

What do you do when you can’t be in the same room as your mom, much less be friends? Here are a few tips on coping with a mother who is moody and unpredictable. “I’m 45 lost my job 18 months ago; and until May, struggled along as best I could,” says P. on Questions […]

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What Makes You Laugh? 5 Easy Ways to Laugh More

Written by on May 18, 2011 in Happiness Tips, Stress Management Tips with 5 Comments

What’s the funniest thing you heard today, that made you lol? What makes you laugh? If you haven’t smiled or laughed today, you need these ways to laugh more. Before the tips, a quip: “I have six locks on my door all in a row.  When I go out, I lock every other one.  I […]

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10 Reasons to Laugh Instead of Cry When Life Throws a Curveball

10 Reasons to Laugh Instead of Cry When Life Throws a Curveball

Written by on May 18, 2011 in Natural Health Tips, Stress Management Tips with 0 Comments

Why is it better to laugh instead of cry when life throws a curveball? Because laughter equips you to take that curveball and fire it right back. These proven health benefits of laughter include increased endorphins, a strengthened immune system, and extra oxygen coursing through your veins. Some researchers believe laughing is as good as a […]

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The Best Way to Cope With Stress – Flip It Upside Down!

Written by on May 14, 2011 in Happiness Tips, Stress Management Tips with 0 Comments

The best way to cope with stress is to change distress (bad stress) to eustress (good stress). Here are 10 real-life examples of managing stressful situations by flipping them upside down. “A natural and common response to stress is to try to resist it,” says Dr Jay Winner, author of Take the Stress Out of Your Life: […]

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How to Help Your Elderly Parents

How to Help Your Elderly Parents

Written by on May 4, 2011 in Family Tips, Stress Management Tips with 2 Comments

How do you support elderly parents who need help, but won’t accept it? These tips are inspired by a reader who is wondering how to help her mother who is too proud to ask for help. Here’s what she says, on How to Cope With Difficult Parents: “I am wondering how to help my mother find […]

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How to Relax When You’re Getting a Massage

How to Relax When You’re Getting a Massage

Written by on December 10, 2010 in Health & Wellness, Stress Management Tips with 2 Comments

Does the thought of getting a massage make your muscles tense up? These relaxation tips will help you get the most out of your visit to a registered massage therapist. “Massage used to be considered an unnecessary luxury,” writes Larry Costa in Massage: Mind and Body. “Today, it is valued as one of the most […]

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Reducing Caregiver Stress When Caring for Elderly or Ill Parents

Reducing Caregiver Stress When Caring for Elderly or Ill Parents

Written by on October 28, 2009 in Health & Wellness, Stress Management Tips with 9 Comments

If you’re taking care of elderly parents or an ill loved one, you’re probably stressed! These tips for reducing caregiving stress are from teacher, caregiver, and author of You Want Me To Do WHAT? – Journaling for Caregivers – B. Lynn Goodwin. “Caregiver stress can be degrading and demoralizing,” she says. “Avoid the downhill spiral. Start […]

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7 Tips for Overcoming Jet Lag – From Melatonin to Ear Plugs

Written by on October 1, 2009 in Stress Management Tips, Travel & Vacation Tips with 3 Comments

Don’t let jet lag drag you down for days – check out these tips for overcoming jet lag! They’re natural remedies to help you adjust to traveling through different time zones. Remember that sometimes there’s just no remedy for jet lag. In fact, I’m in my hotel room in Vienna, Austria as I write this – […]

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