When I’m frazzled by stress and the busyness of life, I turn to family and friends. I gather around my loved ones, call my relatives who live out of town, or just get together with my friends. With each hug, ripple of laughter, and gesture of encouragement, my stress eases and I begin to feel better.
The intense heat that spreads through your upper body … anxiety like there’s an invader in the room … doom-and-gloom depression … endless sleepless nights … a suddenly accelerated heartbeat … a leaky bladder … weight gain (especially around your tummy) … desert-dry skin (and vagina!). And what happened to that brain of yours that used to be so sharp and quick witted?