Busy Woman’s Stress Management Tip: Take 10 at 10

When the clock reads 10:00 a.m. — take a break and lower your stress. Let’s face it, most days there is hardly time to go to the bathroom, much less take a moment to yourself! Yet, if you don’t give your body a chance to rest and recharge, the cortisol in your blood builds up…

Heart Health Info for Busy Women: What Is Cortisol?

What you need to know about the “stress hormone.” Cortisol is a hormone produced by your adrenal glands. We all need cortisol to help us react to stressful situations, especially those requiring a “fight or flight” reaction. Our bodies react to stress by giving us a quick burst of energy, lowering our sensitivity to pain…

Busy Woman’s Guide to Reducing Anxiety

How does anxiety impact your health? Researchers at UCLA announced a strong link between anxiety and heart attacks. In other recent studies, job stress has been linked with second heart attacks and negative relationships have been shown to increase the risk of heart disease. Managing your stress is more important than ever. Here are some…

Busy Woman’s Guide to a Healthy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. We will have 19 people around our table on Thursday and we are truly blessed to have so many members of our family together. Yet, large family gatherings, cooking large meals, and “together time” can be stressful. Not to mention what it can do to your healthy eating…

Wine and Chocolate Recommendation

As you may know, I am a big fan of wine and chocolate as a stress remedy. But which wine and what chocolate you may ask. Red wine (white wine doesn’t supply the same benefits) doesn’t have to cost much to be good. Here are some of my favorites is usually available for under $15:…

A View From the Top

I often close e-mails and letters with: “Wishing you low stress and great success.” Often the key to limiting stress and getting what you want is the people choose to help meet the goal. This summer I took a trip to the top of the mast of our Catalina 34 sailboat. It is a “tall…

Multitasking or Over-tasked?

As I prepared to begin a program for the Wisconsin Health Information Management Association last week, I realized I’d be speaking while they were eating lunch. “Don’t worry,” said one of the attendees, “we are great at multitasking.” So true, women are great at juggling more than one thing — which incidentally was the topic…

“Greene” eggs for these fools

As you might remember from last year’s post, the Greene family enjoys April Fool’s Day! This year the girls, now seven, are beginning to catch on. Gracie spotted the green eggs going into the pan and announced, “I’m not eating that!” She had a few bites, as did Callie — who more enjoyed the leftover…

You’re My Super Ball Contest

Celebrate that great friend who gives you so much energy by entering her in the You’re My Super Ball Contest. Watch Eliz explain the Super Ball… Make a comment below by February 14th and include: Your first name. Your Super Ball’s first name. How she makes your life better. The best stories will chosen by…