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Calm Starts Here: Time to Relax and Rejuvenate
May 17, 2011

Time to Relax and Rejuvenate

We’re highlighting three relaxation and rejuvenation ways that you can enjoy during this spring season. Spending time out of doors is a calming and relaxing time, and it provides opportunities to clear some of the mental cobwebs that might have developed during the winter. Refresh, relax and rejuvenate. You'll be better for it.

Take Time for You: Recommended from Our Bookshelf

Queen of Your Own Life by Kathy Kinney & Cindy Ratzlaff

Let’s start with a great book. This book is a fabulous, must read and an enjoyable grown-up woman’s guide to claiming happiness and getting the life you deserve. Queen of Your Own Life is a philosophy, a decision and an invitation to happiness for you who have made the tough but rewarding journey to the midpoint of your lives. With all of the stress that can invade your life, why continue struggling with the idea that "young" is the only kind of beautiful, and old is "just old." Follow these seven simple steps to let go of the negative thoughts that are holding you back from becoming the vibrant woman you are meant to be.

• Claim you beauty and feel your power
• Clean your mental closet: find your queen voice
• Admire yourself for who you’ve become
• Build meaningful friendships with other women
• Establish firm boundaries for your relationships
• Learn the simple trick to being happy
• Place the crown firmly on your head

Order:Queen of Your Own Life: The Grown-Up Woman's Guide to Claiming Happiness and Getting the Life You Deserve

Add a Comfortable Setting

This store has a wide variety of relaxation products during these seasons when you can enjoy being outdoors. We have purchased fountains that work well. Also try their Incredibly comfy Hammocks. Super comfortable Hammocks to fit just you or the entire family.

Exquisite relaxation products at Great Prices.

Start-up the Grill

Do You Know the Hand Test? This time-honored method is easier and more reliable than using most grill thermometer. You hold your hand palm down an inch or two above the grate, being careful not to touch it. If you have to pull back in one to two seconds, the fire is very hot. Three seconds indicates medium-high heat, four to five seconds is medium, six seconds is medium-low, and seven seconds or longer is low. This applies to grilling not indoor stove temperatures. The method may not be exact, but it is effective and certainly handy.
As with any type of cooking, gather your supplies before you get started. Once started, grilling goes quickly, so you will be best prepared if everything you need is ready to go. Enjoy the season, relaxing setting, great reading, and stress-free grilling.

Thanks for reading this newsletter. We will be dropping you a line about once a month. Each month will feature a stress management tip to help you find your sense of calm. For further information about stress management or if you have suggestions or concerns, drop me a comment either on my Fan Page,, or on the web, Stress-Management-4-Women.

Enjoy and stay calm,
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