10-Sec Self-Massage for Stress - Basic Knead by Michelle Ebbin
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10-Sec Self-Massage for Stress

wellness-589770_1280For decades, Maria Shriver has been an inspiration to me, so it was extra exciting this week when she named me one of her “Architects of Change” and published an article I wrote on her website MariaShriver.com.

Here’s a bit of the article, entitled “How a 10 Second Self-Massage Can Help Relieve Stress.” To read the full article, click here.


When I’m stressed-out, the last thing I want to do at the end of the day is work out, or make a healthy dinner, or talk to anyone. Really, all I want to do is pour myself a glass of wine and crash in front of the TV. So it’s no wonder to me that in today’s plugged-in “24-hour society,” in which everyone leads an incredibly hectic lifestyle, self-care is often the first thing to go when stress kicks in. When we’re stressed, our brains go into fight-or-flight mode, and our perspective on how to cope with stress narrows. It happens to everyone! Rather than pay attention to how stress is affecting us and actually do something about it, we either ignore it or complain about it and procrastinate in doing anything to remedy the situation. In both cases, we neglect ourselves and end up suffering physically and mentally.

No more excuses. You don’t have to be a prisoner of stress anymore!  Read more…


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