How to Rebound Quickly After a Stressful Week

 A few weeks ago I had one of those hugely stressful weeks.You know the one; that kind of week that is so completely jam packed and filled with important meetings, events and to-do’s. It’s as if somehow every important meeting and event from the entire month, ended up on the same week....more

My Secrets to a Relaxing Bath

Relaxing bathwww.taupetulips.com If you’re anything like me, you LOVE to have the...more

Today was a good day

     Not taking Ice Cube's song but yes today was 100 percent more productive than yesterday. I got Maly's room done, I applied for more jobs and got one!!! I was able to chilax a bit and I got the family room done.I enjoyed the day, that is not a great thing because everyday that I have breath should be celebrated, but today I feel accomplished, its not alot but its something....more

Chicago in 10 degrees

I'm in the Presidential Suite at the Hyatt lying in bed, doing what I love to do when it's quiet...be on my Apple laptop.  Mr Wonderful is in the other room working on calculations of ppm's for water chemistry, waiting to go work out with me.  We are on the 36th floor, so we are going to climb the stairs to the 36th floor and then go to the Navy Pier after.  We almost hate to leave because we have such an amazing room....more

3 Garden Design Tips to Help Reduce Stress

If you’ve ever seen people running or walking outdoors, sitting on a park bench, practicing yoga in a park, or simply just being outside, you’ll know they’re doing it for a reason.And the reason is: RELAXATION. It’s scientifically proven. Being outside aids in stress.As far as design goes, there’s a lot you can do to help… HOW DESIGN HELPS...more

When Stress Becomes the New Normal: 8 Stress-Busting Hacks to Get Your Life Back

I received Jillian Michael’s “Biggest Loser: 30 Day Shred” workout DVD a few years ago for Christmas. It’s been collecting dust on my shelf, (Why bother with workout DVDs when there’s millions of free workouts on Pinterest!?) but I finally decided to give it a whirl. ...more

Relax feel free live your best life!

Relaxing, feeling easy, not stressing, just letting everything from the universe unfold, being passive has always been an alien thought in our western society. We need to push forward, take charge, control every situation to be successful, or so we have been taught. All that living stressed with negativity, like a tight rope, does is block positive energy that is the power from within, all that is needed to achieve the best life. By releasing stress through relaxing, not needing the negative energy, stress, to live your life, you can be free to be you, the best you....more

Writer's Block Is A Liar

Just yesterday I made the remark of how my brain was so blocked. No creativity was flowing at all. Wrapped and strapped tight in its own straight jacket. Bound. For like, three days. Might as well be an eternity. Infinity-plus-one-no-tags-back-triple-dog-dare-you to write just one word. ...more

Sleep Like a Baby Every Night

There are few things in life that a warm bubble bath can't help.  In addition to being extremely relaxing, there is now a scientific reason to indulge in a soothing bubble bath before bedtime....more

The Doctor Said WHAT?

Surely, she didn’t just drop that word. I mean, did she take a look at me first?Propped up on my side in a hospital gown, I had multiple leads strapped to my chest, an iv poking out of my arm, a blood pressure cuff clamped around my bicep, a pulse monitor clothes-pinned over my finger, oxygen tubing stretched from my nostrils over my head. Oh, and to top it off, an awkward cylindrical gadget the size of a cup stuck in my mouth to hold it open so you can thrust a scope down my throat. And you want me to relax? Seriously? That’s the word you choose right now?...more