7 Simple Stress Busters

I found this article  by Rachael Collins and wanted to share her powerful advice, activities and suggestions for identifying, and beating, stress.

7 Ways to Relieve Stress by Rachael Collins

Think about how often you sit down without disruption and intentionally relax. Many people don’t even know when they are feeling stressed because they are so used to it. Stress typically causes physical or emotional symptoms. It may be an acceleration of heart rate, perspiration, headache, stomachache, shallow breathing, tight neck and shoulders, crying, etc. In order to reduce stress in your life, you first need to understand what it is. Some stress is unavoidable in life and can even be productive. The kind of stress that is uncomfortable, rather than motivating, is the source of energy drains. Negative stress is easily recognized if you are in touch with how your body feels.

When you ignore the signals and stay in the threatening, stress producing situation, you are literally endangering yourself. Adrenaline and cortisol pour into your body and may damage your organs and cells.

Most individuals have their own perceptions of what is stressful, as well as their own tolerance for stress. Some people perceive change of any kind as stressful and others thrive on it, intentionally choosing jobs and life circumstances of significant challenge and change. Some environments are stressful to you, as are some people and some tasks. This all depends on what you have the capacity and skills to cope with. Reactions to stress are often rooted in childhood experiences, not actually based in our reality as adults. Therefore, we have a “gut” reaction that a particular stimulus or event is stressful. Yet when we analyze it, the event may not be threatening to us at all.

Of course, some events are stressful because they do threaten you in some way. Usually the threat is related to security—the breakup of relationships, financial hardship, death or illness of loved ones, overloading our bodies with work, or other difficult activities or fears. Sometimes, several events may happen at once, which can overwhelm and create stress in even the most adaptable person.

You need to know why you get stressed, and what stresses you, in order to consciously reduce stress.

Stress Symptoms Activity

Take a notebook to a quiet place, close your eyes and focus on what stress feels like for you. Title the top of one page “Symptoms.” Under this title, list all of the symptoms of stress that you experience – one per line. Next to each symptom, list all of the ways that your body tells you that you are in a stressful situation (signals). These may include a general feeling of anxiety or a stomachache or stiff neck. When you are done, go back to the list and make a note next to each symptom of how often you typically experience that symptom (twice a day, three times a week).

Stress Symptoms Assignment

Every time that you begin to experience a symptom from your list, notice where you are, what you are doing, who you are interacting with, and anything else that could be a cause of your stress signal. Try to recognize the “triggers” of your stress. Take out your notebook and title the top of a page “Stress Triggers.” Describe the stress-producing situation in one sentence on one line. Leave 5 lines of space below where you will fill in details about why the situation happens and then list the next situation. Over the next week, add to your list every time you notice a stress symptom and can identify the stress trigger and why it is happening.

At the end of one week, sit down in a quiet place for an hour and study your lists. Notice any patterns or similarities between people or events that stress you out. Title a sheet of paper “Who, What and Why” and list the people, places, and events that have caused you stress recently. Flip the page and title another sheet of paper “What I Am Going To Do.” Develop a plan or strategy for how you would like to handle each person or situation listed in order to reduce your stress and energy drains. Decide when you will take the action for each item and put a realistic date next to it and DO IT! You will feel more and more empowered as you realize how much control you have over reducing the stress in your life.

Stress Busters

1. Deep Breathing is the simplest and most important form of stress reduction. Most people breathe only from their upper diaphragm. This is not the way we were intended to breathe. We are particularly prone to breathe incorrectly when stressed, by taking quick and shallow breaths. The exaggerated form of this is hyperventilating, which some people do when experiencing an anxiety or panic attack. The proper way to breathe is to inhale deeply from the abdomen. You should be able to feel your lungs fill up with air as you inhale. If you do not breathe from the solar plexus, you are not getting enough oxygen. You may think that it looks better to hold your stomach in but you are losing out on vital oxygenation of the body. Deep breathing is a very quick way to release tension, particularly noticeable in the neck, shoulders and head (headache).

Stand any place and inhale deeply so that you feel the air expand in the lower part of your abdomen and your stomach extend out. Hold the breath as long as it is comfortable and then exhale slowly. Repeat this for 5 minutes and notice the tension in your body fading away.

When you notice yourself pushing too hard, straining your body and feeling the stress washing over you or the adrenaline pumping, try this technique that I developed to deal with my own difficulty in slowing down. It is important to have a quick and easy reminder or mantra to chant when you are getting into a stress mode.

When you are getting stressed, STOP what you are doing and walk away from it. If possible, sit on the floor (DROP) to ground yourself, and close your eyes and focus only on taking long, deep breaths (BREATHE).

Deep breathing is the quickest and most effective stress management strategy. The simple act of taking in a great quantity of air—filling your lungs and holding it—will immediately release tension in your back and neck muscles, clear your head, and bring a sense of peace. This technique was instrumental in my burnout recovery as it enabled me to gain awareness of stress as I began to experience it and disengage before doing more damage.

STOP—DROP—BREATHE Activity

At least three times a day, try to use the STOP, DROP, and BREATHE technique. As you do it, notice how quickly you calm down and break the adrenaline stress response. Then notice what brings on the stress response each time you experience it. Write those down in your notebook on a page titled, “Stop, Drop and Breathe: What I Learned Today.” Choose a strong word that works for you like eliminate and write it next to each stress trigger that you want to get rid of. Try to keep yourself out of situations that induce those stress triggers. Remember that it’s all about choice, and it’s your choice to live a healthy life. You can eliminate relationships, jobs, relatives, neighbors, pets, email, cell phones, or whatever stresses you. Doesn’t it feel powerful to recognize this? You are back in control!

2. Massage. You probably know the wonderful feeling of tension melting away that is induced by massage. There are many forms of massage that focus on different areas of the body and have various purposes. Techniques can include shiatsu, trigger point, deep tissue, lymphatic, hot stone and many more. They are all designed to relax the muscles and release built-up toxins from the body.

3. Meditation is commonly practiced in many countries to calm the body and focus the mind.People who practice meditation regularly have been found to require significantly less medical care, have astoundingly less heart disease, cancers, nervous disorders, and infectious diseases, have sharper minds, and even look biologically younger. Meditation usually involves controlling your breathing and using a chant or mantra to quiet the mind. It is best done in a quiet, private area twice a day or as often as you can, and want to. There are many excellent books and classes available on methods of meditation.

4. Aromatherapy is a wonderful way to improve your mood quickly and to calm down. Scented candles, incense, bath salts, lotion, and oils are all products you can use at home to create an environment that soothes you. You can choose from dozens of scents. Some of the most calming scents are eucalyptus, lavender, sandlewood, cinnamon and peppermint.

5. Music Therapy is also a simple way to influence your mood and make you feel better. When you go to get a massage, notice that almost every spa pipes in relaxing music to soothe you and create a peaceful environment. It is easy to take a music break almost any time and anywhere by having a set of headphones and a portable radio or CD player. Stock up on music that makes you feel good. You may enjoy taking one or more music breaks a day.

6. Reflexology is a massage concentrating on the feet. Benefits are thought to include clearing up disruptions in the energy meridians of your body, improved organ functioning, and relaxation. You can find reflexology charts in many book stores and learn more about which areas on the soles of the feet correspond to particular organs.

7. Vacation is a wonderful way to rejuvenate your satisfaction with life and restore energy–if you do it well. The standard vacation in most companies is two weeks. That is not much time at all to relax and repair yourself from the stresses of everyday life. However, the key to constructive vacation is to make sure it will be relaxing for you, however you define that. The greatest mistakes of most vacationers are 1) going too far away from home so that at least a day of the vacation is spent traveling, 2) cramming too many activities into the vacation so they are exhausted when they return, and 3) making unwise decisions about whether to bring children along. Couples could benefit from at least one vacation alone together each year to remove the distraction and obligations of childcare and to rekindle their romantic relationship. That’s much too important to feel guilty about.

Write It Down to Sort It Out

“Memo to Self”

I am in a situation of __________________________________.

It feels _____________________________________________.

I would like to change __________________________about it.

I need to make a decision to _____________________by _____(date)___.

I can ask ________________________ to support and help me.

Get Balanced

1. Be Powerful.

Make decisions that are best for you.
Take action to make your desires come true.

2. Be Realistic.

Do not expect unachievable things of yourself.
Modify aggressive timelines and reduce a heavy workload.

3. Be Aware.

What is your body telling you?
Are you doing what you need to make yourself happy?

4. Be Grateful.

Give thanks every day for what you have (health, friends, great personality, work).
Know that you are a wonderful and unique person.

5. Be Loving.

Practice daily acts of kindness toward others.
Tell your family and friends how much you love them.

6. Be Supportive.

Encourage others in their efforts and mentor someone who wants your help.
Support yourself by making choices that are good for you.

7. Use a Coach.

Ask for assistance to resolve the problems that are roadblocks for you.
Get perspective on your situation, options, and best choices.

8. Let It Go!

Release things that trap you into feeling bad.
Write down the issue, burn up the paper and free yourself from it.

 

Search & Browse

View AllMost RecentBeauty & Style

Ask the Expert: Dr. Jon Mendelsohn on PicoSure for Tattoo Removal
July 27, 2014 Show Details: CHEESE & CHI...Feeding your Mind, Body and Spirit
June 22, 2014 Show Details: A Sweet, Savory and Satisfying start to SUMMER!

BLOWN: Blow Dry Studio tips from Sarah Brown & Jayne Heekin
Ask the Expert: Dr. Jon Mendelsohn on miraDry
Show Details May 11, 2014: Just for Mom's

Ask the Expert: Dr. Jon Mendelsohn
April 13, 2014 Show Details: What's for [Easter] Dinner?
April 6, 2014 Show Details: SPRING is in the AIR!

April 27, 2014 Show Details: April Showers bring May Flowers
April 20, 2014 Show Details: Put a little SPRING in your STYLE
March 23, 2014 Show Details: Southern Warmth

Restore & Rejuvenate for Summer with Dr. Jon Mendelsohn
February 23, 2014 Show Details: Home Grown Fresh & Hot
December 8, 2013 Show Details: From my Hearth to your Home - Gifts from the Kitchen

November 24, 2013 Show Details: A Cornucopia of Holiday Tips and Trends
Holiday Fashion tips and trends - Thanksgiving through New Years Eve
How to create a Winter Wonderland Window Box with Bret Schneider

Holiday Decorating with Karen Sacksteder from Sacksteader Interiors
Dr. Mendelsohn - How to look great for the Holiday’s in less than an hour
Dr. Katherine Kelly on Soul Health: Aligning with Spirit for Radiant Living

August 18, 2013 Show Details: Feeding your Body, your Soul and YOU!
August 11, 2013 Show Details: It's all about a Happier, Healthier YOU!
August 4, 2013 Show Details: Keeping the Peace, the Richer Sex, an Engaging Child & MORE!

July 21, 2013 Show Details: Creating Memories...Food, Family and Fun!
June 23, 2013 Show Details: Giving in to Primal Urges
EAT YOUR WAY TO SEXY with Elizabeth Somer

June 2, 2013 Show Details: Graduation Shui & Shindigs
GOOD JEANS: 10 Simple Truths about Feeling Great, Staying Sexy, and Aging Agelessly with Diane Gilman
May 26, 2013 Show Details: Kicking-Off Summer!

Update your Style with Andrea Lauren and Ashley Lauren of Alba Organic Beauty Studio and Cincy Style Bar (CSB)
How to be Cool at the Pool from Amy Scalia of Cincy Chic
Show Details May 19, 2013: Glam Gal's at the Grill!

May 12, 2013 Show Details: Just for Mom's!
May 5, 2013 Show Details: It's a Cinco de Mayo celebration today on Amy's Table!
April 28, 2013 Show Details:Put a little SPRING in your Style!

Makeover your Mom! Enter now for a chance to give Mom a makeover worth over $4000!
Creating A Beautiful Bare Complexion For Summer from Dr. Jon Mendelsohn and the eam at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center
Skin-Smart Tips for Spring Skin from Dr. Jon Mendelsohn and Advanced Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center

April 14, 2013 Show Details: Spring has Sprung!
Spring Trends from Amy Scalia of Cincy Chic
February 17, 2013 Show Details: Celebrate YOU!

A New You Makeover Contest valued at over $4,000! Wow!
7 Simple Stress Busters
DESIGN WITH INTENTION - American Accessories Company Empowers, Educates and Employs Nepalese Artisan Women

January 13, 2013 Show Details: Fuel Saving Tips for your Car, your Wardrobe and your Body
Jennifer Scott reveals lifestyle secrets and rules that guide the French
It's all about Comfort

Susan Albers on EATING MINDFULLY during the holiday's
December 9, 2012 Show Details: All that Glitters
Ana White and her HANDBUILT HOME

November 25, 2012 Show Details: A Cornucopia of Holiday Tips & Trends
November 18, 2012 Show Details: A Healthy & Happy Thanksgiving!
Vicki Southard talks about Beating the High Cost of Staying Beautiful

November 4, 2012 Show Details: How to make the most of your "Time"
Rebecca Apsan talkes about "unmentionables"
“Real Housewife of NJ" Teresa Giudice talked about her new product line

Top 6 Ways to look great for the Holidays in less than 1 hour
October 7, 2012 Show Details: Amy’s Table Embraces & Empowers Women
Leaders for Linda's Legacy Team at the Race for the Cure September 29, 2012

September 16, 2012 Details: Bonjour mes amis! It’s tres French this Week on Amy’s Table
Fall Fashion Tips & Trends with Nancy Brinker of Saks Fifth Avenue
August 26, 2012 show details: Back to school, back to your yard and window boxes for WOW curb appeal

August 19, 2012 Show details: From Picky Eaters and Lunch Wars to Raising an Engaging Child
August 5, 2012 Show details: Sun, Fun, Style and Raising Kids
StyleRX with Bridgette Raes

Expert advice from Dr. Jon Mendelsohn
July 29, 2012 Show details: Crafts, Parties, Supper Clubs and Happiness,
July 22, 2012 show details: Color, style and Food Trucks

July 8, 2012 show details: Quickies, Flips and GF Treats
Make a coffee table in Marakesh Style with Maryam Montague
July 1, 2012 show details: Road trips, Marrakesh style, Spirited Cooking- and Cookies

July 24, 2012 show details: Get charisma, cook with soul, read a great book and be a Green Bride!
Green Bride Guide with Kate Harrison
June 10th show details: Parties, Pure food, Purposeful Kids and Perfect Bathing Suits

Dont Host A Party, Host A Memory! Entertaining tips with Hilary Pereira, author of Mermaids & Martinis
May 27th show details: Detox, Declutter, Delight
May 20th show details: Skinny chefs, better junk food, more money- and your psychic abilities

Pattern Play
May 13th show details: Cooking Mom, Baking Mom, Busy Mom, Mom likes you Best
Make Mom's Day with a beautiful breakfast tray

May 6th show details: Drinks, Detox and getting Better Each Day
The history of jewelry with Emily Maynard of Elva Fields (and a special promo code)
April 29th show details: Wayne Dyer, Ellen Whitehurst and Emily Maynard

Feng Shui Cleaning Tips from Better Living Expert Ellen Whitehurst
April 1, 2012 show details: Lost and Found (Weight, Meat, Love and Fitness)
March 25, 2012 show details: Finger Food, Flowers, Asian Splendor and Personal Safety

Spring Windowbox Inspiration with Bret Schneider from WOW Windowboxes
March 18, 2012 Show details: Music, Mad Men, Coaching and Confession
Surviving Life, Love and American Idol with Kara DioGuardi

Small Space Organizing with Kathryn Bechen
Sleep tips from sleep expert Dr. James Maas
March 11, 2012 Show Details: Sleep, Space, Supper and Salary

March 4, 2012 Show Details: Fresh look at Flavors, Vegetables and Restaurants
February 19, 2012 show details: Getting real, light, glam and inspired
Go from Frumpy to Fabulous in 10 minutes

February 12, 2012 Show Details: Love, Money, Friendship....and Dessert!
Pink Kisses: discovering your inner bombshell
February 5, 2012 Show details: Happiness, Heart, Hops and Hues

The Right Color with Eve Ashcraft
How to prevent wrinkles- and what to do if it's too late!
January 22 show details: Chinese New Year, Champagne and Truffles

Women, Work & the Art of Savoir Faire with Mireille Guiliano
January 8, 2012 Show Details: Daily thoughts and thanks, getting glam and royally fed
Dr. Jon Mendelsohn on refreshing your look, no matter your budget

Five ways to add Holiday Glam to your look
How to wrap a great looking gift
December 4, 2011 Show Details: Great gifts from the Kitchen

Tim Gunn's coming to town!
November 6, 2011 Show Details: Life, Love and Ice Cream
October 23, 2011 Show Details: The habits and careers of marvelous Moms

Dreamy Dinner time with the founder of Dream Dinners
October 9, 2011 Show: Spooky, Seasonal, Savvy and Sweet
Fall Windowbox Ideas with Bret Schneider from WOW Windowboxes

October 2, 2011 Show: Savvy Strategies for a well-run home and family
Dr Jon Mendelsohn chats about the latest cosmetic surgery procedures and "CoolSculpting"
September 25, 2011 Show: Makeover ideas for your skin, face, wardrobe and space

September 18, 2011: Celebrating Bad Girls, Great Careers and Dynamite Dining
Candace Klein, founder of Bad Girl Ventures
September 11, 2011 Show: Beauty, Bounty and Boy R Dee

7 Secrets to Looking Good for Less from Candace Corey
September 4, 2011 Show: Color, Cooking for a Crowd, Cheap Eats and Classrooms
Color Ingenuity with Susan Sargent

Top 10 Tips from the Frugalista
Looking Good: Beauty Specials for September 2011
July 31st Show: Feng Shui, Fish, and Good Things in Town

July 24th Show: Drinks, Dogs and Dresses
June 26th show details: cooking, caring -and looking cute at the beach
Bathing Beauties: The Right Suit for You

How to dress thinner
Are you wearing the wrong bra? Probably Not.
June 12th Show: We're getting Cleaner, Slimmer, Lighter- and Lifted

Bitchin Kitchen's Nadia Goisia
Pretty pearls- and a gem of a book
Wear this, Toss that with Amy Goodman

Botox with Jenn
How Never to Look Fat Again
Feed Your Face

Spring Fashion Tips from Lloyd Boston
Super Foods for Super Skin
View AllMost RecentHealth & Wellness

August 24, 2014 Show Details: Back to School Blues
August 17, 2014 Show Details: Cooking with FIRE & FRIENDS
Show Details August 3, 2014: A big bowl LOVE today!

Ask the Expert: Dr. Jon Mendelsohn on PicoSure for Tattoo Removal
July 27, 2014 Show Details: CHEESE & CHI...Feeding your Mind, Body and Spirit
July 20, 2014 Show Details: It's a Summer Road Trip...

July 13, 2014 Show Details: We're Glowing, Radiating, Melting and MORE!
July 6, 2014 Show Details: Simple Joys of Summertime
June 29, 2014 Show Details: Happiness & Celebrations

June 22, 2014 Show Details: A Sweet, Savory and Satisfying start to SUMMER!
JOSH CARES Hosts 2nd Annual Food Truck Festival June 18, 2014 Fountain Square
Ask the Expert: Dr. Jon Mendelsohn on miraDry

June 1, 2014 Show Details: Cheers to Your Health
Yoga Is My Health Insurance with Lilith Bailey-Kroll
May 25, 2014 Show Details: It's an All-American Heroes Picnic

May 18, 2014 Show Details: It's a Green Thumbs-Up Show
April 13, 2014 Show Details: What's for [Easter] Dinner?
April 6, 2014 Show Details: SPRING is in the AIR!

April 27, 2014 Show Details: April Showers bring May Flowers
April 20, 2014 Show Details: Put a little SPRING in your STYLE
March 23, 2014 Show Details: Southern Warmth

March 16, 2014 Show Details: Color Me Green
March 9, 2014 Show Details: Live it to the Max this March
Carabello Coffee - Living the Dream

March 2, 2014 Show Details: March Madness ~ how to keep your Sanity
February 23, 2014 Show Details: Home Grown Fresh & Hot
Women Amplifying Success locally and beyond

February 16, 2014 Show Details: Taking care from HEAD to TOE
February 9, 2014 Show Details: LOVE is in the Air
January 26, 2014 Show Details: You deserve your JUST DESSERTS!

Discover The ONE Amazing Thing You Were Born To Do with Steve Olsher
Four Expert Tips for Self Improvement
Five Diet Delights

January 12, 2014 Show Details: A Diet for every LIFESTYLE
January 5, 2014 Show Details: Out with Old & In with the New Year!
Six ways to Shake those Sugar Cravings from Dan DeFigio

December 1, 2013 Show Details: JOY...give it, get it, share it!
THE FOUR DOORS: A Guide to Joy, Freedom, and a Meaningful Life
November 24, 2013 Show Details: A Cornucopia of Holiday Tips and Trends

Dr. Mendelsohn - How to look great for the Holiday’s in less than an hour
November 3, 2013 Show Details: Holiday Slim Down
WEIGHT-LOSS SECRETS FROM THE LEANEST STATE IN THE NATION

October 20, 2013 Show details: Being your best self...
THE 12 WEEK YEAR with Michael Lennington
October 13, 2013 Show Details: Sweet & Savory!

Jo Robinson's EATING ON THE WILD SIDE:The Missing Link to Optimum Health
Dan DeFigio gives advice from Beating Sugar Addiction For Dummies®
September 29, 2013 Show Details: Howdy Y'all! It's an All-American Week on Amy's Table

September 15, 2013 Show Details: Konnichiwa ! It's everything Asian this Week on Amy's Table
September 1, 2013 Show Details: Locally Grown...it's all about Cincy
August 25, 2013 Show Details: It's all good for the Soul...health, travel and relaxation

Dr. Katherine Kelly on Soul Health: Aligning with Spirit for Radiant Living
August 18, 2013 Show Details: Feeding your Body, your Soul and YOU!
August 11, 2013 Show Details: It's all about a Happier, Healthier YOU!

August 4, 2013 Show Details: Keeping the Peace, the Richer Sex, an Engaging Child & MORE!
July 28, 2013 Show Details: Willpower & Food or Willpower vs Food?
July 21, 2013 Show Details: Creating Memories...Food, Family and Fun!

July 14, 2013 Show Details: Vacation & Staycation Fun!
Rita's Herb Tips
EAT YOUR WAY TO SEXY with Elizabeth Somer

Dr. Scott Haltzman and The Secrets of Surviving Infidelity
Breakthrough Your Workout Plateaus and Boredom with Power Ryde
June 16, 2013 Show Details: Hip Hip Hurray for Dads!

June 9, 2013 Show Details: A Sunshiny Stress-Free Summer
Feng Shui tips for Harmonic Prosperity from Cyd Alper-Sedgwick
June 2, 2013 Show Details: Graduation Shui & Shindigs

GOOD JEANS: 10 Simple Truths about Feeling Great, Staying Sexy, and Aging Agelessly with Diane Gilman
May 26, 2013 Show Details: Kicking-Off Summer!
May 12, 2013 Show Details: Just for Mom's!

Why Are Mother/Daughter Relationships So Stressful? Surviving Mama with Dr. Pamela Thomas
May 5, 2013 Show Details: It's a Cinco de Mayo celebration today on Amy's Table!
April 28, 2013 Show Details:Put a little SPRING in your Style!

Creating A Beautiful Bare Complexion For Summer from Dr. Jon Mendelsohn and the eam at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center
Skin-Smart Tips for Spring Skin from Dr. Jon Mendelsohn and Advanced Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center
Meditation is to the Mind what Resting is to Meat

April 21, 2013 Show Details: Loving, Learning & Engaging
Kimberly Mitchell, author of LOVING WITH PURPOSE
April 14, 2013 Show Details: Spring has Sprung!

Weight loss is about skill, not willpower!
April 7, 2013 Show Details: April Showers Bring...
March 31, 2013 Show Details: Good-Bye March, Hello April!

March 24, 2013 Show Details: Put a SPRING in your step!
If you have teenager, Dr Gregory Jantz says you know The Stranger in Your House
March 17, 2013 Show Details: Lots-o-Luck

Thinner this Year with Dr. Jen Sacheck
March 10, 2013 Show Details: Unconventional, Unexpected, Fun & Healthy!
Unconventional/Unexpected (and Fun) Ways to Beat Stress from Kristen Brown, author of The Happy Hour Effect

March 3, 2013 Show Details: WOW Women of Power
Food Tank: The Food Think Tank with Ellen Gustafson
February 24, 2013 Show Details:Tips, Tricks and Recipes

Naturally Pain Free with Letha Hadady
February 17, 2013 Show Details: Celebrate YOU!
February 10, 2013 Show Details: Love is in the Air

February 3, 2013 Show Details: Super Powers and Super Grains
The Willpower Instinct with Dr. Kelly McGonigal
January 27, 2013 Show Details: Food for Thought & Thoughtful Food

7 Simple Stress Busters
January 20, 2013 Show Details: Sliders, Soup, Sweets and more!
9th Annual Chicken Soup Cook-Off

DESIGN WITH INTENTION - American Accessories Company Empowers, Educates and Employs Nepalese Artisan Women
January 13, 2013 Show Details: Fuel Saving Tips for your Car, your Wardrobe and your Body
Jennifer Scott reveals lifestyle secrets and rules that guide the French

Off to DREAMLAND with David Randall
It's all about Comfort
Ann Young, certified Health and Nutrition Counselor, talks about detox and pHbalance

December 16, 2012 Show Details: MMM, it smells like the Holiday's!
Susan Albers on EATING MINDFULLY during the holiday's
December 9, 2012 Show Details: All that Glitters

December 2, 2012 Show Details: 'Tis the Season
November 18, 2012 Show Details: A Healthy & Happy Thanksgiving!
Vicki Southard talks about Beating the High Cost of Staying Beautiful

"Take two spoonfuls of sunlight and call me in the morning"
November 11, 2012 Show Details: It's a THANKFUL time of year - Thank you to our Veterans
November 4, 2012 Show Details: How to make the most of your "Time"

Rebecca Apsan talkes about "unmentionables"
“Real Housewife of NJ" Teresa Giudice talked about her new product line
Michael Terman, author of CHRONOTHERAPY, talks about resetting your Inner Clock

How to find true Happiness from Peter Fairfield
Top 6 Ways to look great for the Holidays in less than 1 hour
October 14, 2012 Show Details: Amy’s Table Explores Happiness

Dr. Steve Amoils: GET WELL & STAY WELL
Todd Patkin on FINDING HAPPINESS
Shari Goldsmith: 31 Days to Finding your Inner Sass

October 7, 2012 Show Details: Amy’s Table Embraces & Empowers Women
Daring Greatly with Dr. Brené Brown
Vickie Milazzo discussed strategies from her New York Times bestseller Wicked Success Is Inside Every Woman

September 30, 2012 Show Details: Amy’s Table Welcomes Fall
Mary Hunt prepared listeners to debt-proof their kids
Amy McCready discussed how to get your Kids to listen without nagging, reminding, or yelling

Grant Petersen shared his [quirky] rules to prepare riders for every bump in the road
September 23, 2012 Show Details: Howdy Y'All! It's an All American week on Amy's Table
Leaders for Linda's Legacy Team at the Race for the Cure September 29, 2012

September 16, 2012 Details: Bonjour mes amis! It’s tres French this Week on Amy’s Table
September 9, 2012 Show details: Konnichiwa ! It's everything Asian this Week on Amy's Table
Palace Restaurant Chef Jose Salazar dished on Gourmet Sensation

August 26, 2012 show details: Back to school, back to your yard and window boxes for WOW curb appeal
August 19, 2012 Show details: From Picky Eaters and Lunch Wars to Raising an Engaging Child
Lunch Wars with Amy Kalafa

August 12, 2012 Show details: Making cheese, popsicles- and money!
August 5, 2012 Show details: Sun, Fun, Style and Raising Kids
7 Essential Coping Skills from Dr. Madeline Levine

Expert advice from Dr. Jon Mendelsohn
July 22, 2012 show details: Color, style and Food Trucks
July 8, 2012 show details: Quickies, Flips and GF Treats

June 10th show details: Parties, Pure food, Purposeful Kids and Perfect Bathing Suits
May 27th show details: Detox, Declutter, Delight
The Charisma Myth with Olivia Fox Cabane

Unjunk your Junk Food with Andrea Donsky
May 20th show details: Skinny chefs, better junk food, more money- and your psychic abilities
Infinite Quest with John Edward

Feel better fast with Essential oils
May 13th show details: Cooking Mom, Baking Mom, Busy Mom, Mom likes you Best
May 6th show details: Drinks, Detox and getting Better Each Day

Wishes Fulfilled with Dr. Wayne Dyer
April 29th show details: Wayne Dyer, Ellen Whitehurst and Emily Maynard
Feng Shui Cleaning Tips from Better Living Expert Ellen Whitehurst

April 8, 2012 show details: Slow cooking meals, long lasting husbands, the (new) richer sex and staying safe
The 6 Husbands Every Wife Should Have
April 1, 2012 show details: Lost and Found (Weight, Meat, Love and Fitness)

Three Diet Rules from Fitness Expert Todd Scarborough
March 25, 2012 show details: Finger Food, Flowers, Asian Splendor and Personal Safety
Personal Safety with Marcia Peot and Streetsafe

Organize your mind; Organize your life with Coach Meg
March 18, 2012 Show details: Music, Mad Men, Coaching and Confession
The Art of Confession with Paul Wilkes

Sleep tips from sleep expert Dr. James Maas
March 11, 2012 Show Details: Sleep, Space, Supper and Salary
March 4, 2012 Show Details: Fresh look at Flavors, Vegetables and Restaurants

Fresh, local produce delivered to your door with Green Bean Delivery
February 19, 2012 show details: Getting real, light, glam and inspired
The Impostor Syndrome

February 12, 2012 Show Details: Love, Money, Friendship....and Dessert!
Pink Kisses: discovering your inner bombshell
Spontaneous Happiness with Dr. Andrew Weil

February 5, 2012 Show details: Happiness, Heart, Hops and Hues
How to: clean those places where germs lurk
How to prevent wrinkles- and what to do if it's too late!

Todd Patkin’s Ten Simple Secrets for a Happier Life
January 29th Show Details: Soup, Beer and Happiness
January 15, 2012 show details: Notable obits, effective self-defense and getting rid of Mr. Wrong

Self-defense tips with Shawnie Haskell
January 8, 2012 Show Details: Daily thoughts and thanks, getting glam and royally fed
Dr. Jon Mendelsohn on refreshing your look, no matter your budget

Better Each Day: 365 Expert Tips for a Healthier, Happier You
6 Top Tips To Navigate Holiday Eating
5 Ways to Overcome the Crazy Busy Syndrome

December 4, 2011 Show Details: Great gifts from the Kitchen
Amy's Amazing Adventures: The Ozone Zipline
Top 10 Way to Stress Less

November 6, 2011 Show Details: Life, Love and Ice Cream
October 23, 2011 Show Details: The habits and careers of marvelous Moms
October 16, 2011 Show: Sweet dreams- and dreamy casseroles

The Entitlement Trap
October 9, 2011 Show: Spooky, Seasonal, Savvy and Sweet
October 2, 2011 Show: Savvy Strategies for a well-run home and family

Dr Jon Mendelsohn chats about the latest cosmetic surgery procedures and "CoolSculpting"
September 25, 2011 Show: Makeover ideas for your skin, face, wardrobe and space
September 18, 2011: Celebrating Bad Girls, Great Careers and Dynamite Dining

ABC's of Vitamins
September 11, 2011 Show: Beauty, Bounty and Boy R Dee
September 4, 2011 Show: Color, Cooking for a Crowd, Cheap Eats and Classrooms

Raising Extraordinary Kids
Raising Philanthropic Kids
August 28th Show: Canning, Caring and Cocktails

August 7th 2011 Show Details: Keeping the Peace, the Kids and Sleep
Fueling the Teen Machine with Ellen Shanley
What's Eating your Child with Kelly Dorfman

July 31st Show: Feng Shui, Fish, and Good Things in Town
Good things are going around with Lisa Desatnik
World without Fish

7 Steps to Clearing out the Clutter
The Veganist, Kathy Freston
Back to School: Make it the best year yet!

July 24th Show: Drinks, Dogs and Dresses
Pet Adoption tips from Harold Dates and the Cincinnati SPCA
July 10th, 2011 Show: Confidence, Love & Vegetables

July 3, 2011 Show Details: Danger, Daring, Defining- and Dinner!
June 26th show details: cooking, caring -and looking cute at the beach
Summertime Safety Tips

Eating Clean with Tosca Reno
Handy Seafood Wallet Card
Molly Morgan's Skinny Girl Rules

This is not the story you think it is: A season of unlikely happiness
April 3, 2011 Show Details
More of this, less of that

Cut food consumption by 20% with small plates
Feed Your Face
Boost your Metabolism

The Art of Happiness
Super Foods for Super Skin
Tips from the happiest cultures in the world

Stress reducer: press the clear button
Sleep tips from Dr. Michael Roizen
Food Mood Connection

Tips for feeding kids
Romance Rehab
Food Label 101: Nutrition Facts

Take a Happiness Quiz
Take this personality quiz to discover your dieting style
The Hard Times Happiness Revival

Take time for yourself- get a little spinach and sleep!
An easy way to lose 10 pounds this year
Best juices to start your day

10 Tips for a healthier you
Soy Savvy
30 days to a happier life

How (and why!) to get Great Sleep
The Power of Meditation
10 Tips for Enjoying a Snow Day

Best Bedtime Snacks
How to Think Better
Flat Abs Diet

30 Things Every Woman Should Have by 30
Wills, Living Wills & Health Care Power of Attorney
365 Thank Yous

Bob Greene
^ Back to Top
 

Leave a Comment


*

^ Back to Top


  • Share Your Ideas

    Amy would love to hear your creative ideas for living well. Whether it's jazzing up leftovers or cutting the grocery bill, we’re all ears!
    Share With Us  
  • Don't Be A Stranger

    Amy is all about being social. Take this opportunity to connect with her on Facebook, share ideas and enjoy free tips.
    Connect With Amy >
  • Where's Amy?

    Wondering what Amy is up to? Take a look at her calendar for all upcoming events.
    View Her Calendar >
  • POFM 167 x 167


  • Scharffen Berger


  • Gold Star Chili


  • Advanced Cosmetic Surgery & laser Center