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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Wouldn't it be nice if we could tell all of the stress in our lives to just go away?

Unfortunately it isn't that easy, and these days stress seems like a vise that is continually squeezing the life out of us. 

The hate that has reared it's ugly head in our country. The fear that millions of people have of losing their health insurance or of being deported . The threat of nuclear war with North Korea. Misogyny, bigotry, can be overwhelming.

Stress can affect every aspect of our lives. It affects our physical and mental well being. It affects our jobs and our relationships. 

Over the last few months I have been suffering with red itchy blotches on my face. Although I have had this problem intermittently for a long time, it always went away. This time it didn't. 

I decided I couldn't stand it any longer so I went to the dermatologist. Turns out I have two types of dermatitis on my face.

When she said it could be caused by stress I just went hmmmmm!!

After I got home I sat down and thought about all of the stressful things in my life. There was quite a long list and so I decided to start making some small changes. 

I know I can't do anything about a lot of the stressors out there, but I do know I can manage the small things and learn to change how I react to the large things. 

For now, when I start to feel stressed I just loudly say 



  1. I'm having to do the same thing. Daily I'm worried about losing my health insurance. And the hurricanes and other news that is going on. You know, my friend! I've got to unplug and get away from some of it or it's going to be my undoing.

  2. Does that work for you? I do that with the bear....I shout GO AWAY BEAR when I open my kitchen door when he's been coming around, and that seems to work! Hope it works for your stress also!

  3. Yes, stress causes so many things. I can feel it now......knotting my muscles between my shoulders and going up my neck. I slather on Ben Gay and do some deep breathing. It's always lurking close by and seems so ready to pounce on us. I think it's a good thing to have a happy place to go to - either in life or in our mind.

  4. I know how awful stress is to your health. I've been trying to reduce my stress but so far new things keep cropping up. We can just keep trying! Hugs!

  5. The more I have learned to trust God the less stress I have. Beautiful pictures in your post- I really enjoyed them.

  6. Stress can cause many different ailments. It's not easy trying to control it. If you find the secret, please let me know. Hope you have a relaxing weekend.


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