Healthy Stress Busters

Healthy Stress Busters: The kind that wont put you in rehab

No fabulous girl should ever be bogged down and overwhelmed with stress. But sometimes it happens. My suggestion? Take your sassy self away on an exotic, steamy vacation with a cutie for two weeks. But if you can’t, I hope you will consider some of these healthy stress busters.

Yoga– Yoga can help you activate a relaxation response in your body at the same as you strengthen muscles, increase flexibility, and ultimately helping you sleep better at night.

Meditating– our bodies have a fundamental need for silence and inner peace and meditation helps us to switch off from the worries that can plague us through the day and “download”. When we do, we are more relaxed and effective decision makers.

Gardening- Planting a beautiful garden can be a great way to relive stress; you spend time in the wonderful sunlight which can chemically improve your mood. Think about all that vitamin D you’ll be getting.

Aromatherapy-Aromatherapy can reduce the perception of stress, increase contentment, and decrease levels of cortisol, the “stress hormone.”

Laughter/comedy– Yep no joke here. Laughter reduces the level of stress hormones like cortisol, epinephrine (adrenaline), dopamine and growth hormone. It also increases the level of health-enhancing hormones like endorphins, and neurotransmitters

Some other stress busters are Sex, Music, Green tea, and Journaling. And if you can’t seem to get one of these in, just find a sunny spot in your bedroom and take a long nap.

Spring is coming

Spring is coming and one of my favorite things about Spring (besides fun dresses and open toe shoes) is the fruits and vegetables! My favorite fruits and vegetables just happen to be in peak during the months of March, April and May. I have comprised a list of all the fruits and veggies that are just ripe for the picking! Enjoy!

• Apricots
• Artichokes
• Arugula
• Asparagus
• Beets
• Carrots
• Chard and other greens (particularly in colder regions)
• Cherries (seasons starts some places at the end of spring)
• Fennel
• Garlic scapes/green garlic
• Grapefruit
• Green onions/scallions
• Kumquats (end)
• Leeks (end)
• Lemons
• Lettuce
• Nettles
• Spring onions
• Navel oranges (end)
• Parsley
• Peas (garden, snap, snow, etc.)
• Radishes
• Rhubarb
• Scallions/green onions
• Spinach
• Strawberries
• Turnips