Tagged: relax


Slow down and smell the roses

Three years ago I would have laughed at the idea that aromatherapy could help me. I thought it was a scam, a waste of money, and that it would only work if you believed it would (the placebo effect). And maybe it is, but I am now grateful for aromatherapy. I still know little about it scientifically, but what is important to me is that after a long day, when I get home, sometimes it is difficult to relax. It can be difficult to leave the stress of school and/or work especially in today’s world where work is so intermixed in some people’s homes. With working full or even part time remotely, it can be challenging to know when to quit or learn how to separate work and life.


A TIPP for Distress Tolerance

Do you ever find yourself becoming overwhelmed with strong emotions and not knowing how to cope? TIPP skills are a great Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) tool to help you calm down in difficult moments by directly altering your body’s physiological state.


A Quote for Today

Today, I wanted to share a quote that really hit home and stuck with me during the “funk” that I have been in recently:


New Music Friday

Music can help us in many ways. As several posts here have discussed, it can be particularly helpful when it comes to calming anxiety, providing an escape, or even helping us feel justified in...


New Years Resolutions

It may seem like the everyone around you is having a great time declaring their New Year’s Resolutions all over the internet. No matter where you look someone is posting about making it to...


Breathe2Relax – Stress Management

Do your stress levels increase as the holidays arrive? Mine certainly do. Although I personally love all things Christmas and holidays and family, I definitely experience a spike in stress as December harbors finals...


Self-Care: Taking Care of YOU!

Sometimes the hardest thing to do when coping with an illness is to take care of yourself. Or as many call it “Self-Care.” Self care is not about indulgence, it’s about self-preservation – Audrey Lorde...


Into the Wild

Spending time with animals can have calming effects and give you a break from your busy schedule. Click here to watch live footage at the Monterey Bay Aquarium to relax! Choose from several different animals...


Good News Network

The Good News Network is a site that features a whole bunch of positive, uplifting stories multiple times a day which makes me, at least, feel confident in people and often leaves me with...