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Stress Free Living: The Lowdown on Cortisol
February 02, 2010
The Stress Hormone!
February 2010 - Issue #014: The Lowdown on Cortisol
"Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances."
~ Benjamin Franklin
In This Issue...
Stress Free Living Ezine!
Why too much Cortisol is Bad
Increased levels of cortisol over a prolonged period of time can have negative effects such as:
To keep cortisol at healthy levels, it’s important to learn how to manage your stress effectively and learn how to stimulate a relaxation response after a stressful event.
Looking for a great way to relieve and prevent stress? Try journaling. It’s a great way to work through your stress in a positive way.
Click here to learn more about how journaling can help you relieve stress.
Sharing Your New Years Resolutions
In last months’ issue, I asked you to share your New Years Resolutions with us and we have two entries to share:
May from Kansas City, MO wrote in about her resolution to not wait until the last minute to buy gifts.
Click here to read May's resolution and leave her a comment.
Deb from Enid, OK wrote about her struggle to quit smoking. I’m sure some of you will have a lot of great tips and support for her so click here to read Deb's resolution and leave her a comment.
It's not too late... click here to share your New Years Resolutions with us!
Pamper Yourself for Valentine's Day
Valentine's day is less than two weeks away... do something nice for yourself or for someone you care about.
Pamper yourself with the ultimate guide on DIY Spa Treatments! Naturally Skinsational is a recipe book filled with luxurious, yet simple skin and spa treatments that you can make using the ingredients already in your kitchen.
This is one of my absolute favorite finds and it is a must have for a relaxing evening at home. Whether you want to treat yourself to a "Passion Peel", a refreshing "Valentine Rose Spritz", or any of the over 150 recipes, you'll quickly fall in love with how easy, inexpensive, and fun it is to create your very own spa treatment at home.
Not only can you create a one-of-a-kind night of relaxation, you can use the recipes in this eBook to create an entire collection of skin care products that are tailored just for your skin type. They will be all natural - you'll know exactly what you're putting on your skin when you make it yourself! And to top it off, making any of these recipes is less expensive than buying the pre-made stuff from the store (and much more luxurious!).
Using the recipes in this eBook, I've been creating my own skin care products for nearly a year and I can't imagine ever going back to the stuff they sell in the stores! Every single day when I use my "Moisturizing Honey Wash" I feel like I'm using the most expensive and decadent product in the world... when I actually made it in my own kitchen in less than two minutes for pennies!
This eBook will ease your stress by helping you relax as well saving you time and money.
Not to mention that creating these recipes is a lot of fun and even leaves room for you to use your own creativity. How? With an extensive glossary of ingredients, you can learn how to mix and match the ingredients that are perfect for your skin to make a one-of-a-kind skin care or spa product that suits you more than anything you could ever buy in a store.
To pamper yourself for Valentine's day and create a relaxing spa experience in your own home click here to purchase Naturally Skinsational.
In Case You Missed It...
There’s a brand new interview with Lori Pederson a grief expert specializing in helping friends and family members know what to do and say to a person who is grieving. Often we’re unsure of how we can help or even what we should say to our grieving loved ones and it can cause us additional stress. Lori has dedicated herself to helping others and shares her insights in this exclusive interview.
Click here to read my interview with Lori Pederson
Have you ever wondered how your stress levels compare to others’? I’ve scoured the internet and compiled a comprehensive list of stress statistics… some of which are quite shocking!
Click here to read the new page on Stress Statistics
All About You
I'd love to hear from You!
Wishing you all the very best,
Helping you live a less stressful life.
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