Self-Care in Difficult Times

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These are pretty stressful times we are living through. But no matter what life is throwing at you, please know this, you are not alone! We are all in this together and we all need to be sure to focus on self-care in these difficult times.

So for easy reference, I thought I would share some quick links to resources to help reduce your stress, bring you some peace of mind, inspire your sense of creativity in the kitchen without you needing to spend hours to get results, and even one resource that can help you create a life you love starting now, even during these difficult times.

As Ram Dass said, “We’re all just walking each other home.”

Here are some practical, easy to use “self-care in difficult times” resources:

Just click the picture to go to the resource.

A picture of a while towel and hisbiscus flower on a table with the words: 2 Self-Care Tips to Change Your Life!

These 2 tips can make a big difference. They are simple, but it’s surprising how hard of a time we can have actually doing them. Trust me, you can do them and they will make a HUGE difference.


a bottle of light colored oil with a yellow flower laying next to it and the words: 7 Best Essential Oils for Stress Relief

Essential oils are awesome, but sometimes it can be hard to remember which oil to use for what and how to use the oils safely so they are most effective. This post will give you the info. you need to get the stress relief going.


A woman with a sun hat laying down and the words - 25 Simple Ways to Reduce Stress & Anxiety

Stress comes in a multitude of forms and there’s not always a “one-size-fits-all” solution for every situation we find ourselves in. Check out these awesome 25 tips to get your anxiety and stress under control no matter what kind of challenge you are facing.


A car with a flat tire and the words: 7 Smart Actions to Take when things to wrong!

Sometimes life throws us curveballs. It’s a good idea to be prepared with some healthy responses. This post will give you 7 smart ways to deal with the sudden flat tires, canceled childcare, unexpected illnesses, surprising bills, or whatever comes up.


A woman meditating on a platform overlooking a valley at sunrise with the words: The Simple Way to Declutter Your Mind

When you are feeling overwhelmed, this practice can help. It’s straight forward and easy to do. No equipment needed!


3 Cheat Sheets to Make Every Day a Good Day! Alarm clock and white coffee cup

One way to reduce stress is to realize what you have control over and what you don’t have control over. When you recognize what you CAN do and focus on those things, life will immediately get calmer. These 3 cheat sheets can help you take control in 3 important areas.


If we’re constantly stressed out it takes a toll on our minds and our bodies. Being stressed out all the time can make it harder to focus and can even weaken our immune systems. Need to do something to tame your anxiety? Try one of these 3 easy to start habits and see what a difference it can make in your life.

Now for some self-care in the kitchen!

I don’t advocate stress eating. Not at all. But you do have to eat. So you may as well make it as stress-free, delicious, and healthy as possible and that’s where my favorite banana muffins come in!



A plate of muffins and a glass of milk with a red and white napkin and the words: The Best Ever Gluten-Free Banana Muffins

Need a quick make-ahead breakfast that’s gluten-free and low carb? Yes! It does exist. Try out these easy and delicious muffins (about 6 net carbs per regular-sized muffin with no artificial sweeteners) and you’ll be so glad you did!


Peanut butter cookies and fudge with the words: 7 Amazing 3 Ingredient Gluten Free Desserts

Need fast dessert inspiration that’s gluten-free but still delicious? Check out these 7 winners!


Brownies on a blue plate with orange slices and a silver spoon - 7 Ridiculously Simple 3 ingredient Desserts! Vegan, too!

And if delicious vegan desserts are what you need, try these 7 super simple palate pleasers!


You can take back control of your mood and your life!

I hope these resource posts have given you some ideas of things to try to reduce your stress and anxiety in these difficult times and maybe even focus on something else…like a little baking which always helps relieve my stress and brings my family some enjoyment as well!

If you’re looking for more ways to change your life to make it happier, healthier and richer all around, without having to spend a fortune, please check out my book. In it, you’ll find 101 practical tips you can use to create a life you will love. Focusing on something positive and making happy plans for the future during times of crisis or stress is an excellent way to help you get through it.

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