Take Time off for a Social Media Vacation

Your Cravings-Crushing Tip: Take Time Out to Unwind, Unplug & Relax

“We need time to unplug to refresh, recover and reinvigorate.” – Connie Bennett, The Cravings Ninja.

Of course, nowadays, you need to be social, even if you’re a naturally introverted person. You need to be on your phone often and you need to check emails.

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Plus, if your goal is to serve lots of people — as I do — you need to be active on such social media platforms as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and, of course, on your blog, if you have one.

But what if you’re feeling burn out after facing and meeting lots of deadlines, pursuing additional training, writing a book or online course, and gearing up to serve even more people than before?

Should you continue to post regularly to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and your blog when you feel a need to unplug so you can refresh, recover and recuperate?

I contend that at least twice a year, You Need a Social Media Vacation.

And that’s what I’m now doing in the next week. What’s so cool with our world’s amazing technology is that you can post things in advance.

Now, what if you’ve endured a family crisis such the terminally illness of a parent, sibling or spouse, the breakup of your long-term marriage, or the death of a cherished loved one?

Then you really need time off.

Discover 11 of many benefits of taking a Social Media Vacation:


Zumba® Happy & Zumba High Today

Are You 1 of 15 Million Fans in 180 countries?

Today, I’m Zumba® happy, thanks to this morning’s exhilarating, upbeat, high-energy class, which combined salsa, merengue, mambo, squats, lunges and many other fitness steps.

If you’re not among the 15 million fans, who take Zumba classes in over 200,000 locations in 180 countries, you’re missing out on so much fun!

You’re missing an invigorating, fun, high-intensity, calorie-burning experience, which can incorporate movements from flamenco, cumbia, flamenco, samba, mambo, reggaeton and rumba. Some lively instructors even add elements of hip-hop, belly dance or Indian Bollywood. Oh are these classes are so good!

Zumba isn’t just fun. It’s an awesome way to exercise, because you burn a lot of calories and improve your aerobic efficiency, as confirmed by an independent study commissioned by the American Council on Exercise (ACE.

Not only that, but Zumba gives you an amazing high, which lasts all day long. In short, this type of exercise can lift your moods and make you happier. Zumba also relieves stress and boosts endorphins — you know, the much touted “runner’s high.” Talk about getting a sweet, healthy, exhilarating after-Zumba glow. And thanks to Zumba, you can kiss your cravings good bye!

The Zumba fitness craze was accidentally started by Colombian trainer Alberto “Beto” Perez, who tells you this remarkable story on a Gab with the Gurus Show. See below to listen.


Take Charge of Your Stress & Sleep: Two Keys to Live Life Well

Sleep-deprivation2 Are you overwhelmed by stress? And are you sleep deprived?

These are two vital areas in life that you can and should change. And gaining control over these areas can help you get a fabulous life.

Listen to this powerful Gab with the Gurus Radio Show with the amazing to learn more about how to take charge of your life when it comes to both stress and sleep.

My first guest, which is part of the Gab with the Gurus 3-Year Anniversary celebration, is Lauren E. Miller, author of 99 Things You Wish You Knew Before. . .  Stressing Out.

Next, make sure to listen to this fabulous interview with Dr. Breus, author of the fabulous book, The Sleep Doctor's Diet Plan: Lose Weight Through Better Sleep:

Right now, I'm listening again to the second half of the Gab with the Gurus Radio Show with Dr. Breus. You will find out:

  • How being sleep deprived is the worst thing for your weight.
  • How the more sleep deprived you are, the slower your metabolism.
  • How you can lose weight just by sleeping!
  • One thing NOT to do if you wake up in the middle of the night.
  • How not enough sleep leads you to eat more sweets and culprit carbs.
  • About a hormone that makes you eat — this is triggered when you don't get enough sleep.
  • What one incredibly simple thing you can do to take charge of your sleep.
  • How to figure out how much sleep you need.
  • How yoga and acupuncture can help you sleep.
  • When to power off and have "an electronic curfew."
  • The best way to fall asleep.
  • How to catch up if you're sleep deprived.
  • Whether or not to nap.
  • How to get sleep while you're on the road. (These are awesome tips.)
  • When to get more sleep when you're about to go on the road.
  • How to get a free downloadable audio from Dr. Breus.
  • What the scoop is about melatonin and valerian root. 
  • What kind of night light to get.

Listen now to these fascinating Gab with the Gurus interviews in honor of our three-year anniversary. 

Listen to internet radio with Gab With the Gurus on Blog Talk Radio


Meditate for a Moment, Thanks to Barbara Biziou

Enjoy this calming, rejuvenating Meditation Moment from Barbara Biziou, who I had the pleasure of meeting recently at an event sponsored by my friend Dr. Diana Kirschner, to launch the paperback release of her book, Love in 90 Days.

It’s International Coaching Week: Call Me Friday 3 to 5 pm EST

EmpoweredIt's International Coaching Week through Feb. 13.

In honor of this week-long global celebration of the coaching profession, I'll be taking calls and giving YOU complimentary 20-minute Strategy Sessions for 2 hours this Friday, from 3 to 5 pm EST.

(If you call during that time and I'm busy, I'll call you back by the 13th, when International Coaching Week ends.) 

That's right — YOU can call me, and I'll call you right back so you can get a taste of coaching and how it can help you.

In your FR*EE Strategy Session, we'll zero in on your goals and dreams, whether it's kicking sugar, writing a book or finding the love of your life.

To get details on how to reach me for your complimentary Strategy Session, join my Facebook Smart Habits Fans page.

Originally founded in 1999 by ICF member Jerri N. Udelson, MCC, International Coaching Week is "a designated time each year for coaches and clients to educate the general public about the value of working with a professional coach and to acknowledge the results and progress made through the coaching process."

This week is a "perfect time for coaches to get out in their
communities and show people what coaching is and how it can benefit
their lives."

As my clients have found, coaching has been proven "to help people attain their personal
and professional goals and those who use it can expect to see a solid
return on their investment."

Talk to you Friday from 3 to 5 pm EST? To learn how to reach me, get details at my Smart Habits Fans page on Facebook.

Get Your Gift: Be Calm this Holiday Season

Holiday gifts acca940e-4302-413f-8a30-1de8ac2d6c4b This holiday season, wouldn’t it be nice NOT to be stressed out?

To give this a more positive spin, would you like to be calm, relaxed and refreshed?

Break away from your worries.

Join creative visualization expert Debra Berndt, the Love-Mind Expert, and me for 3 soothing, guided visualizations. This is our holiday gift to you.

Claim your gift now. Just listen here (below), or go to our replay page.

Relieve Holiday Stress with us now.

You’ll feel renewed and rejuvenated after hearing Debra’s soothing voice and meditation. Now learn about her amazing s Complete Relaxation Set (9 MP3s) and Weight Loss Set (4 MP3s).

Heartfelt Holiday Gifts

Stress buster Wow! What a wonderful Gab With the Gurus Radio Show we had about Heartfelt Holiday Gifts!

Five charming, dazzling guests just appeared on the show to offer you suggestions for Heartfelt Holiday Gifts.

1) On this Heartfelt Holiday Gifts show on BlogTalkRadio.com — which you can listen to at any time (see below) –  you’ll hear from Randi Luckman, founder of HealthGifts.com. Randi, who I met while attending the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), tells you about … drum roll here… The Sweeter Life Gift Basket that we’ve developed for you.

This Sweeter Gift Basket will contain such things as ginger tea, bath salt, a relaxation CD, cinnamon, aromatherapy oil, some organic almonds, fish oil, powdered stevia and body oil.

Please note that the basket shown (above left) is Randi’s Stress Buster package. Stay tuned, because you’ll soon get more details and have a chance to see a photo of our new Sweeter Life Gift Basket, which will be available in standard delicious and deluxe packages. 

2) In addition, on this Heartfelt Holiday Gifts show, you’ll also get inspirational, heartwarming Gifts_Giving_Back suggestions and thought-provoking thoughts about gift-giving from the “Queen of Gift Giving” Robyn Spizman,  founder of TheGiftionary.com and author of The Giftionary: An A-Z Reference Guide for Solving Your Gift-Giving Dilemmas . . . Forever! .

TheGiftionary.com has thousands of ideas that can help you to show your loved ones you care by offering Gifts That Give Back.

3) Meanwhile, Debra Berndt, creative-visualization guru and love-mind expert Debra Berndt — author of the upcoming book Let Love In — tells you about two life-changing products that she’s steeply discounting just for you.

You can get her soothing Complete Relaxation Set (9 MP3s) and Weight Loss Hypnosis Set (4 MP3s). You’ll be shocked when you learn how the low price at which she’s offering them to you.

To get your special discount, all you Relax set CRS-2 need to do is type in the code “sweet” to get the special discount.)

To get a flavor for Debra’s amazing talents at relaxing you, check out our free, soothing holiday gift. That’s right — you get a free download from our Relieve Holiday Stress program which we held last week.

We’re offering this present to you as our way of wishing you a happy, healthy, calm holiday. You can listen to your audio download now, through the end of the month.

To get there quickly and easily, just go to

Iloveme ring Please feel free to spread the word, too, to your friends around the world about this free holiday gift. Just  send them to: http://tinyurl.com/RelieveHolidayStress.

When you’ve listened to our free holiday gift, pleae let us know what you think.

4) You’ll also hear from Arielle Fierman,
who creates amazing jewelry, especially the I Love Me rings shown above).

Again, just give her the code “sweet” to get your discount only available to readers of the Sugar Shock Blog, listeners of the Gab With the Gurus Radio Show and fans and followers of all of guests appearing on this show.  

5) On this Heartfelt Holiday Gifts show, you’ll get ideas for inexpensive healthy gifts that you can cook from Cleanfood-cvr Terry Walters, author of the wonderful, award-winning book, CLEAN FOOD: A Seasonal Guide to Eating Close to the Source With More Than 200 Recipes for a Healthy and Sustainable You.

Terry will even tell you how you can cook edible, healthy gifts on a budget.

For further information, I encourage you to visit all of our guests’ websites.  (If you buy something from them, you’re invited to mention how you heard about them — through this Sugar Shock Blog, the Gab With the Gurus Radio Show or one of the guests on the show today.) Please check out their beautiful sites, which contain wonderful, heartfelt, high-quality products.

Clean plates On the Heartfelt Holiday Gifts show, I also mentioned four of my favorite books, which would make great gifts, in my humble opinion.

I also highly recommend:

The fabulous books, The Art of Extreme Self-Care and Take Time for Your Life from life coach and bestselling author Cheryl Richardson. I cannot rave enough about these books, which will help you to take back your life and become a master at treating yourself well.

Clean Plates N.Y.C. from Jared Koch and Alex Van Buren. Every health-minded New Yorker will enjoy having this handy little book, which is a guide to the healthiest, tastiest restaurants in Manhattan. (And it’s small enough to fit in your handbag or briefcase.)

SUGAR SHOCK!, which, admittedly, is my book. By giving this to a friend or loved one, you’re Bookcover saying that you care about them and their health and you’d like to help them to live sweeter lives. In the book, which involved my interviewing hundreds of health experts  and connecting with thousands of sugar addicts worldwide, you get educated about the dangers of sugars and refined carbs. In addition, you get many simple, useful tips to help you to break free of your harmful habit. In SUGAR SHOCK!, I strove to take a gentle, compassionate approach, and my intention is to serve as your friendly, compassionate, sugar-free guide, who holds you by the hand to help you become more healthy, happy and centered.

Its also worth considering a watch as a lovely gift. Everyone needs to keep track of time and why not do it in style? My friend was telling me about Omega: Swiss Luxury Watches Online and could not recommend them more.

Now that you have a number of ideas for Heartfelt Gifts, let me also help you breeze through the holidays with poise, dignity and peace of mind.

Read my 7 Tips to Relieve Holiday Stress story on my Huffington Post blog.

FYI, please note that the last live Gab With the Gurus Radio Show of 2009 will take place next Tuesday (Dec. 15) at 2 pm EST, when you’ll learn how to Love Your Body, Love Your Life with Sarah Maria, a body image expert.

Later in the month, you’ll also have a chance to listen to replays of two favorite show from 2009. 

Listen to the Heartfelt Holiday Giving show now.

Connie’s Confession: I’m a Health Hypocrite! Help Each Other

Sick_puppy-600x319 Normally, I don't reveal my vulnerabilities here, on this Sugar Shock Blog. Nor do I share a personal plight, but today, I feel a need to confess to you that I feel like the ultimate Health Hypocrite.

Sure, I eat healthy, wholesome, real foods. Yes, I religiously avoid sugary foods and carbs — and have since 1998 with only a handful of very minor infractions. I don't even smoke anymore. (Inhaling two packs of cigarettes is a thing of the past.) What's more, I've been shunning caffeine since a doctor suggested I do so more than a decade ago. And I don't even chew sugar-less gum or eat candies with artificial sweeteners anymore. In addition, I've triumphed over my diet soda slugging. Plus, I'm huge exercise aficionado. But feeding my body well and moving just aren't nearly enough.

Sleep My body craves — as does yours — ample sleep. We desperately need those zzzzzz's.Otherwise, I'm headed for sniffles, sneezing, coughing and congestion.

Well, lately — especially in the last week — I haven't walked my talk. Despite the fact that I know about the wonders of a good night's sleep and I'm even mentioning it as a "Smart Diet Habit" in my next book, I skimped on sleep myself last week. Now that I'm a health coach, I'm not going to indulge in self-blame. Rather, I'm going to use this realization as an opportunity.

The irony is that lately, I've been thinking a lot about and striving to do excellent self-care, because of my training as a health counselor and life coach and because I've been completing Cheryl Richardson's fabulous book, Take Time for Your Life, which was required reading for my life coaching program through iPEC.

I even just bought Cheryl Richardson's latest book, The Art of Extreme Self-Care, this weekend at this remarkable Hay House ouse Movers & Shakers conference. Both books have motivated me to think a lot about how we all will benefit if we devote ourselves wholeheartedly to treating ourselves with respect and reverence, even it it means we have to let go of current projects and disappoint people. 

Well, despite my commitment to treating myself right, last week, I neglected my needs when it came to snoozing. You see, I felt compelled to help you you a lot this month. I really wanted to:

Last week, I wanted to find time to:

My goals also are to:

  • Help support a friend or two, who is doing valuable work. This week, I spread the word about Donna Sonkin's event tomorrow, which unfortunately I may not be well enough to attend now.
  • Send send out an email blast to my mailing list about the exciting programs offered.
  • Plan the 2nd annual Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge in mid January, which includes lining up  top experts to join in our 24-hour twitfest and inviting them to add their names to a press release that will go out to members of the media as it did last year.
  • Send a pitch to The Dr. Oz Show suggesting a show about sugar addiction in January and to invite the producer to book both Stephen (Dr. Sinatra) and myself as well as other sugar experts and sugar addicts to appear on a much-needed episode. (Please help me suggest that we come on as guests to The Dr. Oz Show. And if you're a sugar addict in need of help, feel free to recommend yourself, too.)
  • Plan my radio shows for January. For example, on Wed., Jan. 6 at 2 p.m., you'll get valuable ideas from Gretchen Rubin on how to be happy. She is author of the new book, The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun. I'm also lining up shows tips with Gary Ryan Blair, the Goals Guy and author of the new book,Everything Counts: 52 Remarkable Ways to Inspire Excellence and Drive Results; and Annette Fix, who will give relationship pointers to use in the new year. (Stay tuned for details.)
  • Clear clutter in my apartment.
  • Buy a new printer, because my previous one broke down. 
  • Take time to exercise, meditate, do creative visualization, read inspiring passages and lay the groundwork to manifest a loving relationship.

Kleenex Wow, I'm exhausted just reading my list. Clearly, last week, I overworked, didn't work out enough and ignored valuable sleep time. One day I even put in about 20 hours. Or was it 22?

Clearly, I know better! For goodness sake, I'm both a health counselor and a life coach. People even dub me as the "Smart Habits Girl" (on Twitter), "Smart Habits Coach" or "Sugar Liberator."

But skipping sleep sent me straight to a sore, scratchy throat, hacking cough, a stuffy head and sheer exhaustion. Ironically, recently, I began to research the subject of sleep deprivation for my next book by reading articles such as this one and this one. Getting sick Now I have to miss two holiday parties tonight because of being sick.

While I'd rather be sleeping now, I'm writing because I really need your help. In return, I will help to bring out the absolute best in you. With  your assistance, I could get more sleep, help more people, have more fun, be more energized, take more time for me and lead the kind of balanced life that I help my clients to achieve.

…So I'm currently seeking several part-time independent contractors (2 to 10 hours a week). My goal and intention is to find:

  • An assistant producer for my Gab With the Gurus radio show (a fun gig!);
  • Several people to help build my community through social media — especially my new Facebook fan page and Stop Sugar Shock social network on Ning (also fun!);
  • 2 health writers or bloggers to research, write and post pieces about recent medical studies and other health and lifestyle developments on my Sugar Shock Blog and radio show updates on my Gab With the Gurus blog. The writers also would prepare press releases about upcoming programs to submit to ExpertClick.com (another fascinating project);
  • A marketing consultant, who can make suggestions about expanding my reach so I can help the people who most need my expertise;
  • 1 or 2 assistants to warmly greet attendees at my talks, make them feel welcome, pass out fliers at a variety of places in New York (or wherever I'm booked) and help line up more talks. (Right now I'm seeking people for my January talks — you just need to be warm, friendly and into serving others);
  • A tech-savvy person, who can do website updates (on Microsoft Front Page) and/or possibly move my entire Sugar Shock website to WordPress. This person also would set up my new Smart Habits Blog on WordPress before I add too much content on its current site.

At present, don't have a budget for these independent contractors. The good news is that I do have a BIG desire to help you live a better life. Plus, I have superb training from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), as well as my own experience being the Bad Habits Babe. I also have a proven track record, along with testimonials from clients about my ability to motivate, guide and coach people to break free of their self-sabotaging habits. (Check back here soon for more client kudos. I've been too busy coaching to get more testimonials.)

Life_coaching_logo Even if you're free of destructive patterns, we can still swap services.

I can coach you so you'll finally realize your dreams. (I can help anyone, but I do specialize in health, wellness and personal empowerment, and, in particular, I work with sugar addicts, stay-at-home moms, small business owners, authors, writers, health counselors, marketing experts.)

In addition, if you need writing or marketing services, I'm your gal.

Here's how it will work. You would devote a designated amount of time each week to help me in one of the above areas. In exchange, I'll either coach you in health, wellness and writing, or I"ll help you to write and/or edit something. Depending on how many hours you work for me, you would get either private coaching or you would be part of one of my Break Free With Connie group coaching programs. 

Sound intriguing?

If you're a fellow health expert, please join in the discussion here and on Facebook. Do you, too, feel sometimes like a Health Hypocrite? How? How have you overcome this? I'd love your ideas to improve.  (Plus, I'm working on a story for several sites.)

Enough writing. My shoulder and arm are very sore from typing, and I need to sleep, drink liquids, finish my chicken soup, take herbs and supplements and recuperate.

Hope you will take advantage of this amazing offer to help you set and reach your goals, tap into your inner purpose and passion and connect that with your outer goals to achieve extraordinary and sustainable results.

In the meantime, I'm now committing to you, dear readers, that I will conquer my destructive sleep deprivation habits. I need to live up to my "Smart Habits Coach" title. Besides, I know that I can lick this bad habit just as I have all my other bad habits over the years. But feel free to wish me luck!

Please spread the word about this offer — and feel free to share your thoughts here and on Facebook about my unhealthy hypocrisy!

7 Tips to Relieve Holiday Stress

Relax-main_Full While 'tis the season to be merry, for many of us, it's also a season for stress, anxiety and angst, which leads us to behave in ways we're sure to regret later. During this time of year, people often resort to bad habits–they may cave into sugar cravings, go for the booze and overdose on caffeine.

In part, that's because, during the holidays, people tend to experience heightened emotions. You may feel overcome by loneliness, become annoyed by meddling relatives or lose patience with your loved ones. And in the present economy, you also may be worried about how you'll be able to pay for good gifts without maxing out your credit cards.

In fact, the American Psychological Association (APA) found that nearly
half of all women in the United States experience heightened stress during the holidays, which puts their health at risk. The APA also found that during this time, 41 percent of women use food and 28 percent use alcohol.

Unless you lean on effective relaxation and self-love techniques, as well as positive self-talk, all your worries may trigger overeating or binging, overloading on alcohol, arguments with your loved ones, skipping regular exercise, not getting enough sleep and neglecting your needs.

Of course, we all that devouring a bag of cookies, guzzling booze, venting to a loved one or spending too much money on holiday presents are not smart ways to sooth your holiday stress.

To help you have a happy, relaxing season, I'm come up with 7 Tips to Help You Relieve Holiday Stress.

Visit my blog at either the Huffington Post or Psychology Today  to get these 7 Tips to Relieve Holiday Stress.

Remember, tonight is a free Relieve Holiday Stress program. Sign up below.


Relieve Holiday Stress With Us & 3 Tips to Calm You Down

Yoga-meditation During the holidays, millions get stressed out and anxious. In fact, research shows that people overwhelmed and anxious more now than any other time of the year.

As we all know, being stressed out can lead to overeating or binging, short tempers, neglecting exercise, arguments with your loved ones and ignoring your needs.

To help you out, I'm presenting a life-changing teleseminar, Relieve Holiday Stress on Wed., Dec. 2 at 8 pm EST, with Debra Berndt, an acclaimed master of creative visualization and hypnosis author of the upcoming book, Let Love In: Open Your Heart and Mind to Attract Your Ideal Partner.

Our Release Holiday Stress teleseminar on Dec. 2 at 8 pm — which is free to attend live and also available via audio replay — may help you to:

  • Lose or maintain weight;
  • Be happier throughout the holiday season and beyond;
  • Relax around your family and friends;
  • Curb your sugar cravings;
  • Find love or get along better with your partner;
  • Feel good about your body no matter what;
  • Be calm when you’re short on funds;
  • Attract money;
  • Exude confidence; and
  • Become the master of your life by dissolving your stresses

In addition to presenting this Release Holiday Stress teleseminar, we're also offering 3 Tips to Calm You Down now:

1. Transform your thoughts. While you may not be able to alter your circumstances, you can change the way you think about them. For instance, when you start to get upset about about your annoying Aunt Jean, who is prying into your love life, or your cousin Cindy, who keeps urging you to try her apple pie and other sugary "goodies," take a deep breath and interrupt your negative thoughts. Then, see these circumstances with rose-colored glasses. Your Aunt Jean and cousin Cindy are just showing that they love you. Tap into how they feel for you. Be thankful that they're so concerned, even if the way that they show it is misguided. Now, see your situation calmly, with gratitude instead. 

2. Take calm-down breaks. Soon after you awake, close your eyes, take several deep breaths and meditate or just relax. Imagine yourself in a beautiful place, think of a happy memory or visualize yourself succeeding at a cherished goal. Quieting down your mind before you begin your day can help it get off to a great start and things will flow for you. In addition, throughout the day, whenever you feel overwhelmed, take quick calm-down breaks of 1 to 5 minutes to bring you additional peace of mind. 

3.  Make 2 lists — one that's "Nice To Do For Me" and another that's "Need to Do For Others."  Putting down your to-do lists on paper can help to see how manageable they are. As you go down the list, tackle one item from each list. So in addition to buying gifts for your mom or significant other, you will make sure to go to the gym. By completing both lists at once, you won't feel deprived, because you're also thinking of yourself. Better yet, as Cheryl Richardson suggests in her fabulous book,Take Time for Your Life: A 7-Step Program for Creating the Life You Want, prepare an "Absolute Yes" list, which will reflect priorities that inspire you to use your gift of time well. "When you practice extreme self-care and put yourself first, you are then fully available to others without resentment or anger." she aptly points out.

Between putting those 3 Tips to Calm You Down Now and attending our teleseminar, you'll be able to feel joyous, peaceful and loving during this holiday season.

Sign up now for this free Dec. 2 teleseminar, which is expected to fill up quickly.

If you can't make the program, just order your replay now. In fact, we highly recommend that you get your replay even if you also listen live.  That way, you can get relaxed and relieved over and over again when holiday worries overcome you. 

Debra BerndtBy the way, Debra and I are holding this Relieve Holiday Stress program at this time of year, because research shows that's when you most need help to combat stress.

In fact, the American Psychological Association (APA) found that
nearly half of all women in the United States experience heightened
stress during the holidays, which puts their health at risk.

During this time, 41 percent of
women use food and 28 percent use alcohol, according to a 2006 study.

For instance, people become burdened by:

  • That annoying, but well-meaning parent, sibling, cousin or distant relative;
  • Worries about weight and how you look; 
  • Marital strife or loneliness, especially if you don't t have a significant other;
  • Money woes;
  • Health problems;
  • Insecurities about giving the right gifts (and wondering if you have the money to buy them);
  • The loss of your loved ones (either recently or in previous years);
  • The depressing economy; and
  • Credit card debt.

Devouring several pieces of pecan pie, spending more money than you should on holiday presents or arguing with your loved ones aren't the answers to heal your holiday stress.

Let us help you calm down this holiday season. Join us to get simple tools and techniques to breeze through the holidays with peace of mind rather than cave in under stress.

Sign up now to join master relaxation expert Debra Berndt and me for a free teleseminar on Dec. 2 at 8 pm EST so you can, Release Holiday Stress.

Order your replay now, too, so you can listen to this program at any time during the holiday season.

Spread the word, too, to friends and colleagues about this helpful program.