Life is Grace

discoveries of grace in my messy and imperfect, but blessed, life

This is a post by my favorite author and blogger, Therese Borchard. So good I just had to share! Hope you like it as much as I do, and find it helpful in your daily life.

Therese J. Borchard

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Stress is like dark chocolate. A little of it won’t kill you. In fact, small blocks here and there can be good for you, or at least give you a reason to get of bed in the morning. But chronic and severe stress can damage your body and mind, blocking the fluid communication to and from most organs–especially in the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and in the limbic system, the brain’s emotional center. Believe me, you want these two systems–much like the House and Senate–running as smoothly as possible, with low levels of the delinquent stress hormones in your bloodstream. Which is why I have handy some tress busters. I use an average of five a day. Today I’m using all ten. Here they are, and good luck!

1. Simplify.

Cut your to-do list in half. How? Ask yourself this question after every item: Will I die tomorrow if this doesn’t…

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