How to reduce & cope with stress
We've all felt stressed at one point in our lives,where the emotional and physical strain can become overwhelming.Sometimes even the feeling of tightness in our shoulders,heart beating faster, or youranxiety level elevating.The stress response -also known as "fight-or flight", causes muscles to tense up,allowing us to run faster.It enables our lungs to breath faster & heart to pump faster, while circulating oxygen through the entire body.Avoiding stress is nearly impossible today,due to the constant change in a modern world that requires more time away from home with long work hours.Chronic stress can lead to:
1)Close your eyes
2)Take deep breaths and exhale slowly. Let your mind focus on the breath moving in and out of your lungs.
3)Rotate in circular motion to release tension In your shoulders & neck.
4)If any other muscles feel tense try focus on relaxing them.
5)Finish the exercise by thinking of something positive in your life
~By Kali Steward~
"Caring for our seniors is perhaps the greatest responsibility we have.Those who walked before us have given so much and made possible the life we all enjoy" ~John Hoeven
With the aging population families feel the constant struggle to care for their elderly parents as a family caregiver,while balancing out their everyday life.The most disheartening aspect of taking care of parents is burning out as their caregivers because like most families they never utilize services that may be available to them, such as home care that can ease the stress and responsibility by helping families figure out their parent self care ability and their needs, while assisting them is key to building a positive relationship at a moment when the clarity of their future seems so bleak..Surely not what they envision in their golden years, depending on their children.By actively sharing decisions with parents it allows them to still have control of their healthcare process while maintaining their dignity.Adult children must always realize they are their parents children,not their parents.Transitioning into being the family caregiver can be very rewarding by remembering these key element:
1) Seek support from other caregivers,you don't have to do it alone
2) Taking care of your own health & well being so you can care for love ones
3) Accept help by delegating siblings/ family members to help by taking turns in the caregiving
4) Communicating effectively with primary care Doctor if any health issues should arise
5) Being a care giver is hard work, take time for yourself by taking respite breaks by hiring someone to assist
6) Make sure your mental health is balanced.Most family care givers suffer depression because being overwhelmed
7) Being open to current resources & technologies that's available to help care for your love ones
8) Keeping medical information organized and update
9) Legal documents also should be in order
10) Be your own cheerleader,you deserve all the credit.Taking care of your love ones is not easy.However, the most rewarding job
By: K. Steward
3 Cups all purpose flour( Swans)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup land O lakes Butter,softened
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup milk
Heat oven to 350 F. Grease 13x9 inch baking pan. Set aside
Combine flour,baking powder and salt in bowl set aside
Place sugar and 1 cup of butter in another bowl; beat at medium speed,scraping bowl occasionally Until creamy. Add eggs 2 at a time, beating well after each addition.
add 2 teaspoon vanilla and flour mixture alternately with 1 cup of milk beating it at low speed after each addition.
Pour batter into prepared pan. bake 45-55 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. let it cool completely. then sprinkle powdered sugar.
***Very Easy recipe***