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March 2016

Stressed?

When you’re stressed your comfort foods seem to yell for your attention and never seem to go away. We find comfort in eating our stress away for a few reasons and the first reason is simple; it is all about the mechanics. Tension seems to disappear when your mouth is moving or crunching down on something. Another reason is that eating seems to signal “I’m okay and relaxed because the food is energizing me” to the brain, seemingly to overpower what the body is really saying what it really needs. However, your body does need certain foods, but it needs the right foods, not the comfort foods that we tend to want more.

Foods that help decrease stress are out there and I am here to tell you of a few of them!!

Oranges – The vitamin C is know to curb level of stress hormones and strengthen your immune system

Spinach– Gives magnesium which helps headaches and fatigue

Pistachios– They are a healthy fat that can help lower cholesterol, ease inflammation in the hearts arteries and they prevent effects of stress

Berries– Berries are rich in Vitamin C and the best of all are blue berries. They are an antioxidant that helps promote good health and known to sharpen your mind

Raw Veggies– Crunch raw veggies helps ease stress because it wards of tension by the mechanics of crunching down on something

Bread– Healthy carbs stabilize sugar levels and if you eat it before bed it releases serotonin and helps you sleep better

Changing your diet and eating right always helps with stress but there are always more ways to release stress, such as exercise. Being active and exercising for 30 minutes at least for 3 to 4 days boosts oxygen circulation and gives your body endorphins

 

https://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200311/stress-and-eating
http://www.webmd.com
http://www.prevention.com/mind-body/emotional-health/13-healthy-foods-that-reduce-stress-and-depression/cashews

 

 

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VEBO is the Rave

What is Vebo you ask? Well Vebo is a wedding gift registry! Instead of your guests buying presents for you to bring to the wedding, they can put money towards a fun activity that you and your hubby can do as a couple! What better way to start your marriage than to spend quality time on a create and exciting date? And according to scientific research sharing adventures and going on unique dates improves marriages! Some of the fun activities and events you can attend are cooking classes, Latin dance lessons, riding a hot air balloon, white water rafting, winemaking, and so much more!

All you need to do is register for Vebo, select a few activities that you are interested in and tell your guests to look at them and contribute to the activity instead of bringing a gift, or along side bringing a gift if your guests are that wonderful. The amount of each activity ranges from $18 to $800, so have your wedding guests pick from some of your selections and add money to it! It is currently available in Colorado only, however the company will be expanding to other US states soon.

For further information check out their website to see if you are interested in the activities they will have planned for you!

Check it out at vebolife.com

 

 

10 Must Do’s before your Wedding Day

Planning a wedding can be stressful and a lot of work! So, make sure you are allowing yourself to breathe and not stress out too much. Be efficient but don’t overwhelm yourself.

To prepare yourself for the big day with as much fun and as little stress as possible I have come up with 10 Must Do’s before your wedding.

1)Take Engagement Photos– This is a fun way to show off your love and engagement. It’s also great practice for your wedding day!

2) Have a Heart to Heart– Bond with your bridesmaids, mom, dad, and anyone else you are close with. Talk about your fears and concerns about going into this marriage, ask for advice and just take time to be with the people who love and cherish you.

3) Handle Finances– Talk to your fiancé about the joining of accounts and any concerns you have about future finances.

4) Food Tasting– Test all the food you will be serving to your guests. It’s a great excuse to have fun and enjoy awesome food in order to find the best to serve at your wedding.

5) Prepare Back Up Hair and Make Up Plan– If for any reason the person who is supposed to do your hair and make up can’t make it, make sure you have styles you can do yourself.

6) Rehearse– Have a rehearsal dinner, practice walking down the isle with a bouquet and holding onto whoever is walking you down the isle, practice where everyone stands, and in general the flow of the wedding. This is great to ease stress and involve the whole family.

7) Paperwork– Make sure you’ve taken care of all paperwork, talk to the venue and see if everything is all set for the day ahead of time and talk to your officiate to check if you both have signed all the papers or gotten all the blood work you need to get done to make sure you will be married by the end of the wedding.

8) Honeymoon Preparation– Make a check list! Be sure a couple days ahead that you have all the toiletries you need, passport ready, identification with you, the proper clothing needed, and anything else you need packed. Also, call and make sure the plane is on schedule and that the reservations at the hotel are booked.

9) Day of Coordinator– As the bride you cannot be everywhere at once, so have a day of coordinator who can be everywhere for you. That person will make sure everything is running smoothly so that you do not have to worry about it.

10) Take Care of Yourself– Focus on you, this is your big day! Do not let anything stress you out because it is your day and all you need to do is make sure you have everything you need. Make sure you have your veil, dress, shoes, make up, snacks and anything else you personally need on your wedding day.

 

http://lifestyle.howstuffworks.com/weddings/planning/wedding-planning-tips/10-wedding-planning-must-dos8.htm
https://www.dreamwedding.com/article/10-things-you-must-do-the-month-before-your-wedding
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/26/wedding-to-do_n_3499481.html

 

Honeymoon ideas

The honeymoon is one of the best chapters of your book! There are many places and activities you can do as a couple for your honeymoon. Some ideas are more obvious than others, such as taking a cruise or an island vacation getaway. However the less obvious ideas are sometimes less expensive and a bit more unique.

IDEAS

1) Camp – Honeymoons are meant to bring you closer and have time to each other, what better way to do that than pitch a tent and survive nature together.

2) Staycation-This may not sound glamorous but who wouldn’t love a month off from work and responsibilities just to be locked away in one house with the one you love?

3) Fancy Resort– Go to a resort in your hometown to get away for a couple days without the hassle of planes, buses, and worrying about getting back on time for work.

4) Road trip – Take a road trip and visit places you’ve been wanting to see around the states. It’s fun and instead of sitting on an 8 hour plane you could be sitting in a car looking at the world around you.

5) Las Vegas – A trip to sin city might just be the fun get away you need for your honeymoon to see shows or go to beautiful restaurants.

6) Themed Retreats – There are many retreats around that you could choose from to have a themed and fun honeymoon, like ranching, yoga, backpacking, or vineyard retreats.

7) Disney Parks – Go to Disneyland or Disneyworld for a magical honeymoon, filled with fun, mickey, and rides.

History

The honeymoon wasn’t always a happy time for everybody. There are many theories on how it began and how we got the name. In ancient times the honeymoon was the time when the bride and groom would be hiding from the brides family who were trying to rescue her from her abductor, her groom. They would come out of hiding when the bride was either pregnant or her family stopped looking for her. Thus the beginning of what we know as the honeymoon after a wedding. Another theory about the honeymoon is that for the first month of the marriage the couple would drink honeyed mead for a full moon cycle, because the tradition used to be for the couple to be married on a full moon.

 

 

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/10-unusual-and-cheap-honeymoon-destinations-and-ideas.html
http://www.weddingnight.com/advice/history-of-honeymoons.html
http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-the-history-of-the-honeymoon.htm

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