How I Relieve Stress

by Kara
(Grand Junction, Colorado, USA)


I like to pour a hot bath, light a stick of incense and put on some Enya. Turning off the lights is also helpful. Then I just sit there.


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Aug 22, 2009
Very relaxing...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Sounds so good I just might pour myself a hot bath, burn some incense and listen to soft music later on today. Thank you for sharing your de-stressor with my visitors and me, Kara.

A Video Reading by Darlene Barriere
Darlene Barriere
Webmaster: www.child-abuse-effects.com
Violence & Abuse Prevention Educator
Author: On My Own Terms, A Memoir

Aug 22, 2009
Enya is heaven.
by: Scott Canada

I listen to all kinds of music and play and record myself.Enya is some of the most relaxing music I have found so far. Meditation and relaxation are keys to reducing stress. I agree with you about the hot bath, and I find Enya is like listening to heaven. I must have 3 or 4 of her cd's around her. Highly recommended. Darlene, if you dont have any of her work you wont be disappointed, go out to your local music store and find some. Just dont fall asleep in the tub(-:

From Darlene: I'll heed your sage advice, Scott ;-) And yes, Enya IS on my list of music to purchase.

A Video Reading by Darlene Barriere
Darlene Barriere
Webmaster: www.child-abuse-effects.com
Violence & Abuse Prevention Educator
Author: On My Own Terms, A Memoir


Aug 24, 2009
oh beutiful water of relaxing and cleansing
by: maurice

Thanks Scott for letting me know eyna music is from Canada: We too have our eyna group here in Ireland and like your group they too sing and play sootrhing music. Sending one's thoughts heavenward or up up into the skies letting go of the negartive and fill the mind and body with wholesome feelings of peace and tranquility. The writer of How I relieve Stress has done me a service of equal feelings. I love being near water, I love the gentleness of the clear water on my body and mind. A very healing soothing of my tender and beautiful anatomy in all it's beautifulness of creation. Candles'Incense sweet smelling smells rid me of the not so nice one's I feel from time to time. Out in the middle of nowhere beside a rippling stream in one sure way for me to free my mind of all that is not so nice and stresses me from time to time. Thank You. Water is empowering and bare is beautiful. erasing the scars and the marks of abuse from my mind allows me to acknowledge bare is beautiful soothing away the thoughts of those not so nice times in a bath or one long shower is a good way for me. Music, gentle sounds of sweet singing heart feeling words are very empowering for me too.

Aug 24, 2009
silly me
by: maurice

Kara, as I re-read your beautiful thought's on How I relieve Stress. Darlene's comment put me right as she mentioned your name. as ever so deligent in her acknowledgeing the person sharing their thoughts and stories with her and her visitors. She sure is committed and dedicated. Her site is such a blessing for us her big family of visitors almost walking hand in hand after sharing our stories. Thank you Kara.

Aug 24, 2009
Suggested listening
by: Scott Canada

I recommend two albums from Enya.

(1) Watermark
(2) Shepherd Moons

...sail away, sail away, sail away...

Be well everyone.

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