5 years, 2 months ago Posted in: Gift Buying Stress, Holiday Season, Holiday Stress, Stress 0

As I have mentioned earlier, the holidays have become about shopping and buying gifts, and trying not to go into debt over gift giving. Here are some helpful way to avoid breaking the bank (and maybe cut back the stress and anxiety during the holidays. 1. For the adults, you can draw names, put a maximum dollar […]

5 years, 3 months ago Posted in: Holiday Season, Holiday Stress, Stress, Stress Relief, Traveling Tips 0

Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho! Off to the airport you go! Or… Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho! Pack up your car so you can go! Thanksgiving is just around the corner and the next couple of weeks will fly by so start preparing for any travel now. Just the thought of going to the airport or loading […]

5 years, 5 months ago Posted in: Stress, Stress Relief 0

Tis the time of year…. The kids are back in school and from now until the New Year time flies! Over the next couple of months my “Helpful Hints from Helouise” ( I borrowed the term from my sister) blogs will cover-managing holiday stress, family dynamics and staying in the black and out of the […]

6 years ago Posted in: Stress 0

No, I am not referring to the song by Queen and Bowie but an overall feel of life right now. I notice all around people are feeling pressurized…find a job (or a better job), figure their relationship out (with some kind of time limit, no matter how long they have been unhappy), perfect New Years […]

6 years, 4 months ago Posted in: Stress, Stress Relief 0

Whether you are transitioning to a new job, new position at work, job hunting, starting school or college, having kids, thinking about having kids, getting married, getting divorced or are empty-nesters, just to name a few, these are things that can cause or increase stress/anxiety. Change often creates anxiety and one of the most helpful […]

6 years, 5 months ago Posted in: Dieting Stress, Stress 0

Why, as a society, are we “forever dieting”? We diet for New Years resolutions, holidays, class reunions, weddings and milestone birthdays…just to name a few. One of the reasons we struggle with dieting is that diets are about not being able to have ___________ (fill in the blank), which in turn increases the desire to […]

6 years, 6 months ago Posted in: Back To School, Stress 0

No, the holidays are not upon us but back to school is, and all that comes along with it. There are uniforms or school clothes to buy, haircuts, school supplies, meet the teacher, and the list goes on. I have noticed the back to school stress with parents and kids when I am out in […]

6 years, 7 months ago Posted in: Caring for Elder Parents, Stress 0

With the economy and people living longer, I hear a great deal about the stressors of caring for elderly parents, while often times still caring for and trying to raise their own children. Have you heard the saying about how it takes an entire village to raise a child? Well, it takes an entire team […]

7 years, 3 months ago Posted in: Holiday Season, Holiday Stress, Stress 0

The Holidays are upon and all around are signs letting us know ” Tis the Season.”  What exactly does that mean?  The implication is for us to be happy, prosperous, spend time with friends and family and to be healthy, which are wonderful concepts to associate with the holiday season. However, for many it means […]