Stress Remedy: Wine and Chocolate

A glass of red wine, a lovely piece of chocolate, comfy clothes and a moment to say “ahhhh” at the end of the day — yes, the wine and chocolate stress remedy. No, it doesn’t have to be wine and chocolate, although they both have heart healthy benefits, but taking some time at the end…

Escape Adulthood

Escape Adulthood:  8 Secrets from Childhood for the Stressed-out Grown-up. Having kids is the quickest way to feel like a grown up! Yet, as author and cartoonist Jason Kotecki demonstrates children are a rich source of helping us all fight Adultitis and live a less stressed life. We all have those moments when we wish…

Less Stress for Easter

My Dad, psychologist and all around wise man, used to say, “Even good things are stressful.” I guess it is little wonder why having your family converge for holidays can produce stress. Stress over getting dinner to the table. Stress over living up to Mom or Grandma’s cooking expertise. Stress over limiting the overeating. Stress…

Prank, Laugh & Connect

Clay loves April Fool’s Day! My wonderful husband is devious and secretive, but fortunately he uses his powers for good. For years he pulled pranks on me before my eyes were fully open on the first morning of April. Now he has a new audience. Our six-year-old daughters! He greeted them this morning dressed in…