Giving Away a Little Whole Living


CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED

Because everyone is going to need a little de-stressing once the holiday season is over…think….

Candles…

Wholesome food…

Instant calm…

Mood boosting yoga poses…

Herbal remedies…

Stress cures…

I am giving away SIX 1 year subscriptions to Martha Stewart’s, Whole Living body + soul magazine….you are guaranteed to feel relaxed and restored once it hits your mailbox!!!

The Rules:

Only one comment per person telling me, “your favorite way to de-stress.”

Winner must have a United States address to receive the magazine.

Contest ends, Saturday, November 27th at 10 PM (Pacific Time)…winner announced the next day.

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  1. Karen Bailey 1

    A glass of wine and a book!

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  2. David Densford 2

    Take a nap!

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  3. Chi chi 3

    My favorite way to relax is with a full tummy and a glass of wine : )

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  4. Christie 4

    I like to relax with a good book.

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  5. Cathy 5

    A weekend at a beachhouse filled with friends, family, food, and f….fun times.

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  6. Anna Marie 6

    As a very busy college student time to relax is hard to find. However I find a good Audrey Hepburn movie and a new knitting project to be my favorite way to de-stress.

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  7. Rich Cusano 7

    Alcohol!! JK :)

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  8. Leslie 8

    I love to craft or sleep in order to destress

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  9. Angela 9

    Zumba. It’s intense dance exercise, burns up to 800 calories and without this at least 3-4 times a week, I’m a bit cranky.

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  10. A hot bath, some candles, soft music, a glass of Northwest wine and a good book. Heaven, absolute heaven!

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  11. Stephanie 11

    My favorite way to de-stress is to dim the lights, cuddle on the couch and watch Criminal Minds. :) LOVE that show!

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  12. Chris S 12

    Yoga works wonders for me.

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  13. Stephanie S 13

    If it’s summer, I walk the Burke Gilman Trail. If it’s winter, I make cocoa an watch some TV.

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  14. TinaW 14

    My favorite way to distress is a glass of wine and a very, very bad movie.

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  15. Simon Ignatowski 15

    A hot bath in silence.

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  16. Mer 16

    A window seat on my train home, a snuggle with my dog, and a little time with my knitting fixes everything that breaks.

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  17. Kat 17

    Definitely relaxing by doing some yoga — my new hobby!

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  18. Nicole 18

    A cup of hot tea and a good book or my cross-stitch.

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  19. Kara Marks 19

    I destress different ways: making a to-do list, lighting candles, cleaning house, venting, playing online

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  20. Melissa R. 20

    A great massage followed by a glass of wine…I know I should drink water after a massage but wine tastes so much better!

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  21. Carole Penner 21

    I put a few drops of sesame oil into a mildly hot bath, close my eyes and meditate.

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  22. Jennifer 22

    working out!

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  23. My favorite way to destress is to sit out on the rocks at my favorite cove in Maine and close my eyes and let the sounds of everything around me, sink in. It doesn’t matter what’s bothering me, there is nothing that the sweet-salty perfume of the ocean, the song the wind sings to the waves below or the rapport between the crashing surf and the sand, can’t undue in my life.

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  24. April in CT 24

    My favorite way to de-stress is baking or cooking. Just being in the kitchen in general is my comfortable place!

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  25. Tara Faris 25

    A hot shower, a cocktail and a good book.

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  26. Alice 26

    Walk, knit, walk, read, walk, repeat as needed.

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  27. … when I look back, I think about the many sad and bad decisions – things – that have happened to me – and then I list the good things that came of these that I did not realize – kids, values, possessions, friends and experiences. I take 10 deep breaths and realize that experiences – bad and good – give us what we really value.

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  28. Kristen M. 28

    My favorite way to de-stress is exercise and a hot shower.

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  29. Cristin 29

    Going to the gym!

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  30. Ethan Rogers 30

    I like to take a nice walk around campus, and end up at a pleasant cafe for some mint tea :)

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  31. Robin O. 31

    I love cuddling in bed w/ my dog Max and I also love a hot hot bath w/ the headphones on playing something acoustic with the lights off.

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  32. Lia 32

    Reading food blogs! =)

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  33. Raina 33

    My best way of destressing is tea and a long car ride with my kids.

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  34. Sara H. 34

    Reading a good book while snuggling under my down comforter!

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  35. kathy 35

    A long soak in a hot tub!

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  36. Melissa 36

    I either curl up in bed and watch mindless TV or I listen to my iPod. :)

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  37. Shawn 37

    Sitting at the computer is my destresser.

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  38. Mary 38

    My favorite way to destress is to bake something or craft something. Creating something new makes me feel like all is right with the world again :) Naps help too, of course!

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  39. My favorie way to destress is to load some classical cds in the player, brew a cup of hot tea, load a classic book into my Kindle, light a candle and read.

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  40. Definitely a super-hot soak with lavender scented Epsom salts or oil. mmmmmm

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  41. Katrina 41

    Favorite way to de-stress is to not have kids buggin’ and try to catch up on blogs and Facebook.

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  42. Alvin Singer 42

    Playing computer games, taking the dog for a long walk and/or doing something electrical around the house.

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  43. Aaron 43

    Putting in my iPod and going for a walk. Works every time.

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  44. Jenn Mixdorf 44

    Quiet time with my dog.

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  45. Lyrical Soul 45

    I go to the beach, put the iPod on (Al Green), bury my feet in the sand, and just sit there, watching the waves until I calm down.

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  46. Margaret 46

    I love taking a long shower to destress!

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  47. I de-stress by looking at what has gone right, and noting it. Then, when dealing with what has not gone so well and also, at what is in the process of I find that I am better able to be see from a calmer, more centered note.

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  48. Dara 48

    I go shopping!

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  49. Wendi in Biarritz 49

    Taking my son to ride his horse while I watch & knit.

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  50. kristin daly 50

    I love, love, loveee doing yoga to de-stress. It is an absolute life saver and such a beautiful art.

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  51. Bradley 51

    Doing shao lin king fu!

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  52. rm 52

    …take a long walk with my two loyal Golden Retrievers

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  53. Sandy 53

    Favorite way to de-stress is a nice comforting bubble bath and spending time with my cats.

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  54. Jane George 54

    All I need to do is sit and pick up my current knitting project and I am in a whole other place, all pressure disappears.

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  55. Donna 55

    Run 5 Miles… or take a hot tub.

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  56. april 56

    A glass of wine and a bit of quiet helps. With two sons, it’s the quiet that is hard to come by.

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  57. lauren 57

    working on a project at home….painting, fixing, renovating….the focus required allows me to forget about everything else going on in my life and the feeling of satisfaction when it’s done brings peace…..

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  58. EMM 58

    First to walk the beach and then the best part… to sit and watch the waves…

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  59. fran 59

    For me its to get online and chat with friends.

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  60. Gigi 60

    sing

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  61. Jennie 61

    If everything is cleaned up and the whole family is home, I feel most peaceful reading in the sunroom.

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  62. Lara 62

    I feel peace at night when all is still and calm when the crazy farm is put to bed.

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  63. Di 63

    Destress? Breathe in, breathe out all the while sipping on a tasty cup of flavored coffee. Ahhh, sorrt of like a Folgers moment.

    Thanks for the great give away opportunity!
    Di

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  64. Ronna F 64

    My favorite way to de-stress is to make myself a tall glass of ice tea and sit out on our deck on a lounge chair, listening to the birds chirping and looking out at the tall trees. It’s lovely!

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  65. my favorite way to de-stress is with a good book or a glass of wine and a movie

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  66. Laura 66

    I enjoy running, it totally relaxes me…that doesn’t sound right, but it’s true.

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  67. Kathy Brunner 67

    De-stressing let me count the ways…taking my vintage fountain pen and writing a “real” letter.

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  68. Teresa 68

    A walk in the woods

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  69. Liane 69

    I destress by sitting down and working on a 1,000 piece puzzle. Somedays it only takes me a few hour….others it takes weeks……LOL

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  70. Jodi 70

    Bubble bath, good book, a glass of wine. All at the same time. Rinse, repeat.

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  71. Lauren 71

    I make a batch of chocolate body scrub and pumpkin face mask and pamper myself in a hot bath. That way I get to both cook AND have a fabulous natural spa night in one go.

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  72. Stacey 72

    Reading to my Raine and Ransome.

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  73. Mariah 73

    Wine seems to always do the trick! Along with an early bedtime for my 2 year old!

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  74. Lindsay 74

    getting a massage!

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  75. Laurie 75

    Grooming my horses! :)

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  76. Miss Molls 76

    Back rub from my hubby and a nice dinner

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  77. Barbie with a T 77

    I live in the perfect place to de-stress. A daily morning walk on the beach does wonders and keeps me from getting stressed out. It is the perfect spot to meditate also. It is the perfect place to just “be”.

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  78. Cinda Nordin 78

    Lighting some candles, finding a quiet place, and reading a book.

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  79. Debra 79

    a brisk walk and then snuggling in with a cup of tea and a good book!

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  80. Beverly Mathias 80

    My best way is a nice warm bath in my whirlpool tub. Lots of bubbles, some candles, and white wine.

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  81. Erin R 81

    I destress by snuggling up with my pets and a good book. Getting lost in a good book is a wonderful way to let go of my worries.

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  82. Going to the grocery store, alone, and wandering the aisles.

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  83. Mary 83

    baking. my friends laugh at me for this; they say baking would stress them out more. but when i’m truly stressed out, can’t think straight stressed out, would like to sit on the floor and cry stressed out– baking is about the only thing that will put my world back in order.

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  84. Susan 84

    I destress with simple knitting..certainly not lace knitting, and a small snifter of brandy in the evening.

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  85. Roberta 85

    Sitting in the dark mindlessly looking out the window while drinking a cup of hot chocolate with whipped cream.

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  86. Rachel 86

    to destress, i really enjoy running/exercising, baking, or doing the dishes.

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  87. Stacy 87

    A good book is the best de-stress-er for me, along with a nice glass of wine.

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  88. Amanda 88

    Thats’ very generous of you Cathy! :) I like a nice hot bath with candles to de-stress. Been a long time since I did that!

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  89. Heidi 89

    A nice long run…

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  90. Erin 90

    A hot bath and a book. (Used to be a glass of wine, but that’s a no-no now!)

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  91. Alison 91

    I like to put on a silly movie and pull out some knitting. You know, I think I’ll do that today!

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  92. Janssen 92

    In bed with a good book.

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  93. Julie 93

    My favorite way to de-stress is to NOT be at work..ha!

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  94. Crackling candle (Wood Wicks), quiet room, light from lamp, on the couch with a good book and cozy blanket. Ahhh.

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  95. Crystal 95

    Listening to music in my bed.

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  96. Lorna 96

    watching the birds at the bird feeder

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  97. Leigh 97

    A cup of coffee and a good book.

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  98. Piper 98

    Getting a facial

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  99. jancd 99

    A nice hot bath or shower….that usually does the trick.

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  100. Lynda M. 100

    A nice long walk or reading a book does it for me.

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  101. Debbie 101

    Cup of tea and a favorite book I’ve read before.

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  102. Liz 102

    My favorite way to de-stress is to have a cup of hot tea or coco and watch a good movie.

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  103. Dea 103

    I actually really enjoy cooking and drinking wine on a Friday night, with my hausband, with the kids at grammmas

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  104. Virginia H. 104

    I am in college and the best way for me to de-stress is to watch some glee and bake. my favorite is to make cinnamon rolls!

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  105. Janice 105

    Favorite way to destress is with a glass of wine or two.

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  106. Barb 106

    to destress = pull out my watercolour paints and turn on my iPod.

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  107. jcristg 107

    I’ve gotten where making something in the kitchen really helps with stress. It amuses me, as I never thought that would happen!

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  108. Kay Dalton 108

    Stress? What stress? Reality Check! For me, a long hot soak in the tub with a lovely glass of wine and a wonderful book does wonders! Stress? What stress?

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  109. Kristie Naylor 109

    My favorite way to destress is to bake or cook. Bread, cookies, I made beef stock when I had a lot of homework one time. When I have insomnia I make cinnamon buns and clean the kitchen.

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  110. Marie 110

    My best way to destress is to listen to the ocean, but of course that would require me going on a vacation to the Oregon coast, which I love!

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  111. Christina 111

    Going for a long run really helps me get my stress out.

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  112. Jackie 112

    gym and sex.

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  113. CarolJoy 113

    Read…books and food blogs are great ways to leave the stress behind.

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  114. Inbar 114

    Well, I’m a law student, so I require pleeeenty of de-stressing. I usually take a long walk outside or try to bake something – I actually only taught myself to make food once I started law school, just because it was something that wasn’t studying! It’s remarkably soothing. ^^

    That’s just what I have time for, though; the best way to de-stress by far is jumping into a nice warm bed with a good book and failing to do anything else for a good long. : )

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  115. Shannon 115

    a long bath with a book has been my go to relaxation plan for years =o) add a glass of wine to the mix and its even better!

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  116. Amanda 116

    I love going for long runs! Definitely a great destressor.

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  117. Laurie 117

    My favorite way to destress is to take a walk on the beach and look for beach glass. I have a whole jar of it on my counter and just the sight of it calms me down.

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  118. Kristin 118

    My fave way to de-stress is sipping a nice cup of tea and reading a book!

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  119. Lindsay 119

    Baking for sure…you can always find me in the kitchen at about 10pm the night before a big test!!

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  120. janis 120

    A Manhattan with 2 cherries and some Cole Porter playing.

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  121. Katherine 121

    Knitting and a cup of cocoa. Once I’ve calmed down a bit, I’ll bake.

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  122. A walk with my 2 babies if I’m stressed in the day. A glass of wine and book at night, or a pedicure and massage if I have a sitter!

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  123. Heidi 123

    A glass of wine and the crossword puzzle…. bliss!

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  124. Susan Highton 124

    Every day after getting home from work ( I am a forensic technician and the work is not always uplifiting) I look forward to walking my 2 dogs. Neither rain , hail, sleet, snow or these early dark evenings deter us and there is always such joy with them that I totally de-stress.

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  125. Diane 125

    A long walk, bath with music, get in my comfy cozy robe, sit in my big leather chair and read a magazine with a glass of wine.

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  126. Michelle 126

    My favorite way to destress is baking some delicious cookies or brownies…and then eating them :)

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  127. Isabell 127

    A good book and the kids out of the house!

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  128. Jennifer 128

    A glass of Pinto Noir…naturally. :)

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  129. Lisa Gingerella 129

    I love to bake…cookies, bread, whatever…when I’m stressed. Not only is it “me time” but the house smells so wonderful and when I’m done I have something I can share with friends and family

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  130. Karen Albro 130

    wine

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  131. Shelley 131

    I treat myself to a massage each month!

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  132. Lizzy 132

    I find my hot vinyasa class cleanses my body and mind~

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  133. Tom 133

    My favorite way to relax is to bake for friends and family

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  134. Alycia Burton 134

    I love to cozy up on the couch with my man and a bowl of popcorn while we’re watching the NBC Thursday night line up :)

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  135. DK 135

    A hot bath and a good book.

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  136. Laura 136

    The best destresser for me is to sit down at the piano and play some of my favorite pieces. It calms me right down and clears my head.

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  137. I love to pour a nice glass of pinot grigio and cook. A new recipe and quite time in the kitchen is my way to de-stress after a long day!

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  138. Christian 138

    I cross-stitch and listen to audiobooks.

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  139. Rachel Kipnis 139

    Long hard run, followed by a rewarding meal and some wine!

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  140. Lorrie 140

    A run, followed by a shower with Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Castile soap, and a cappuccino!

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  141. Jane Ostrowski 141

    6 hours of tailgating before a USC football game.

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  142. Lori 142

    My favorite way to de-stress is just sitting on our back patio watching the mountains with my cat Minuet…

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  143. Carley 143

    A hot rosemary-scented bubble bath

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  144. Regina 144

    Listening to music on my IPOD – either relaxing with a glass of wine or pumped up and dancing in my living room.

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  145. Shelley C 145

    I usually like to read to relax, and nothing beats a good Zumba class to make you forget your worries!

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  146. Kelly 146

    clean out my dvr, watching my favorite shows when i want!

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  147. Susan 147

    Just a good ol’ fashioned hot bubble bath, always works wonders!

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  148. Niki 148

    TEA TEA TEA and then some yoga.

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  149. Kristy 149

    My favorite way to de-stress is a cup of tea and some quiet time reading while cuddled up on the couch.

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  150. Milea Kittle 150

    Cleaning while listening to my favorite music, showtunes! Cleaning always helps me de-stress!

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  151. Diana 151

    Favorite way to de-stress? Yoga – hot or cold….

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  152. Judi 152

    My favorite way to destress–if possible, take a ballet class–it’s a guaranteed thing that the barre work will take me out of “my own stuff” and help me to center! Or–visiting and laughing with friends–always a good source of destressing!

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  153. Amanda 153

    I drink a bottle of wine. Works every time.

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  154. laura 154

    a cup of tea, a cat on my lap, and a book.

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  155. Megan 155

    I like to take a hot bath with a glass (or 4) of wine.

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  156. Philly 156

    I love to read either with a nice glass of wine or my carmel vanilla cream coffee!

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  157. jess 157

    Volunteering whether at the local shelter or visiting and helping elderly folks that have no family really is a great way to destress. Brings a calm just helping others that cant be matched.

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  158. Rae 158

    Sharing great tail gate food and wine with friends before screaming my lungs out cheering at a Stanford football game. Thankfully there is a game today and we will be there. :)

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  159. Lynda 159

    I desress by fixing myself a cup of tea, or coffee, and setting down to read. Also, taking a nap really helps. :)

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  160. Renelyn S. 160

    I tend to eat something sweet when I’m stressed…or go shopping.

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  161. We live just a mile from the beach and rarely go there…to destress, I take a walk along the deserted beach and listen to the ocean roar.

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  162. Greg 162

    Pour a glass of wine, turn on jazz, and cook!

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  163. Catherine Dunaway-Alt 163

    Naps are the way to go!!

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  164. Kelsey Stalnaker 164

    The gym, by far. Nothing better than working off a sweat to de-stress!

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  165. Starla 165

    Cuddle my cats!

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  166. Jen S. 166

    A long run preferably in cold weather with David Gray on my iPod! Works every time.

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  167. Sabrina 167

    A workout followed by a delicious warm shower always resets me when I am stressing out.

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  168. Samantha 168

    To de-stress I put on comfy clothes, read a book, and have a glass or two or wine!

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  169. Brandi 169

    Cooking in my wonderful kitchen… with a LARGE glass of wine!

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  170. Carole 170

    I listen to favorite music while enjoying a glass of wine (I see a wine trend here!). I also find it very relaxing to cook.

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  171. Patricia R 171

    digging in the dirt and planting flowers

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  172. Larissa 172

    I love to swing… on a swingset… until my head is clear.

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  173. Dianne T. 173

    My favorite way to de-stress is to enjoy a glass of wine while sitting in my HUGE comfy recliner… with the soft sounds of my DD and DH snoring in their respective beds!

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  174. Amy C. 174

    A 90 minute yoga class with my favorite teacher!

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  175. Jane Stona 175

    Chocolate! Is there another way???

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  176. Michael Baughn 176

    If I knew how to relax, I wouldn’t NEED Whole Living body & soul magazine.
    Gosh I hope I win…

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  177. My favorite way to relax is to find a stream in a nearby mountain and wade around in it until I find some fantastic insect. What can I say – I’m an entomologist and we have some strange hobbies. :)

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  178. Terry 178

    When stress hits hard, I take a long walk in the woods. The dogs love it, and I come home much destressed.

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  179. Carrie 179

    A cup of coffee and a good book in a hot bath…I think I’ll go do that right now!

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  180. Linda 180

    Depending on the level, I grab my camera and head for the hills, or a long walk, always with a prayer in my heart,

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  181. Mary Anne 181

    Being a single mother going to school full time to become a nurse, I have discovered that the best ways to relax are my son’s arms around my neck. No matter how stressed I am over a paper, a test, or what to do with a patient, after a few rounds of singing together or going for a walk together I feel like I can accomplish anything again!

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  182. Kate 182

    Favorite way to relax:
    Glass of Noble Pig, good book, channel 27 on XM and a roaring fire.

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  183. Jen 183

    go for a long run

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  184. Linda 184

    in the bath with a nice thick book :)

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  185. I curl up with a glass of wine in front of the fire and read.

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  186. Amrita 186

    Oddly enough, chopping vegetables is my way of de-stressing….the whole process of washing & carefully cutting the veg makes me feel at peace.

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  187. Evie 187

    I have a very stressful job as an ICU nurse and it is often hard to get work off my mind when the day is done. I have designated a big old Cottonwood tree on the drive home as my “let it be” tree. When I reach the tree, I leave thoughts of work behind, and look ahead to being in my home sweet home. :)

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  188. jean 188

    Reading a good book, preferably a mystery, is a great way to de-stress.

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  189. Jennifer in SC 189

    quilting, reading or just watching college football

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  190. Lisa 190

    Take our boat to our remote cabin in S.E. Alaska. Don’t forget the wine and a good book and a few magazines. Now you are on your way to relaxing. No phones, T.V., or traffic…..Life is good :)

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  191. Kimsue 191

    A drive in the mountains with some nice smooth jazz.

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  192. Kathy M 192

    A cup of tea, a blanket, a fire and a good read. Ahhh…Thanks for the giveaway.

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  193. Mandi H. 193

    I de-stress with a long, hot shower. And if it was a particularly stressful day I will reward myself with some a giant meal! Comfort food soothes my soul!

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  194. Jennifer F. 194

    I de stress by listening to classical music/ lighting candles… ahhhhhh

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  195. Joan Callaway 195

    I knit socks…

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  196. Aubri 196

    Yoga is my favorite de-stress activity. Plus it’s a great morning workout! Love it!

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  197. Jessica Alexander 197

    I put on slippers, roomy pajama pants, a tank top, and a hoodie, then curl up on the couch with some hot chocolate, a soft blanket, and my two dogs so I can catch up on all my DVR’ed shows! Of course that’s in the winter. In the summer time, it’s a 12-pack of Tecate at the pool with my best friend 😉

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  198. Karen 198

    A long, warm bath and shampoo helps me calm away stress.

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  199. Cassie 199

    Hot bath and glass of wine!

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  200. Penny Wolf 200

    Believe it or not I have 5 cats and combing them and grooming them changes my feelings of stress. It must be because two in particular just love being combed and their happiness seems to relax me.

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  201. Emily 201

    de-stressing is essentially de-gunking your brain. Mindless activities work best for me. I play Angry Birds on my iPhone or I write. If I asked, I only claim the latter of the two 😉

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  202. Kersti 202

    When I’m feeling stressed, I go for a hike. The Montecito trails are my favorite, especially in the fall.

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  203. Kristin 203

    my favorite way to destress is making/stirring risotto with a glass of wine

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  204. Aimee 204

    A nice hot bath followed by a cup of hot cocoa!

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  205. Pam Tillman 205

    Sitting quietly with my dog by my side knitting prayer shawls for hospice patients is my way to relax and de-stress.

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  206. Beth Morse 206

    Playing with my dog. Who can stress when you’re having that much fun?

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  207. Kay Nicholas 207

    My destress time is to put on my favorite jammies, climb into my fresh made feather bed, and watch Martha Stewart on tv.

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  208. Heather 208

    Destressing is to sit in a big, cushy chair with a blanket, cup of tea and a book. If I could add an imaginary fireplace to me house, then there’d be a crackling fire as well!

    Cheers,

    *Heather*

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  209. Bliss 209

    I like to do yoga, unless it’s really bad, and then I take a hot bubble bath and ignore the rest of the house.

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  210. Becky Guillen 210

    Reading does it for me!

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  211. Randi Lynne 211

    Endurance exercising, good food and good conversation :)

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  212. Katie 212

    Taking my 15 month old son to the park!

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  213. Courtney 213

    I like to take a bubble bath and read a good book. :)

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  214. Bettyjune Cornelison 214

    My favorite way to de-stress is after a nice warm shower, to curl up in my favorite chair in my jammies with a good book & read till I’m sleepy.

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  215. debbi eberle 215

    Wine…red wine!

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  216. My favorite way to destress is to sit in the evening, by the fire, with my grandson on my lap, my cat under one arm and my lab by my side, while reading bedtime stories. It’s all about love…

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  217. I love a good massage. If I can’t get one squeezed in, I usually bake something! LOVE that i get to eat and enjoy what i have made.

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  218. Joy 218

    Sipping a glass of nice wine in front of the fire talking with my husband.

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  219. Erin Stackhouse 219

    A hot bath with a glass of wine!

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  220. NoraB 220

    to de-stress i love to take baths!

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  221. Cheryl 221

    My fav way to de-stress is by sitting in my comfy chair with my kitten!

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  222. Susie 222

    A nice glass of wine and a great book!

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  223. Alicia 223

    A long shower!

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  224. Michelle Dickinson 224

    Baking!

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  225. Angelica 225

    A good book, glass of reisling, blanket and my favorite chair :)

    Best we to relax and de-stress!

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  226. Trudy Medrano 226

    vegging on the sofa with a glass (or 2) of wine getting caught up with what is on the dvr

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  227. Sue S 227

    I destress with a good book and a glass of wine, preferably out on my patio swing.

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  228. Jenn D. 228

    Baking!

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  229. Dan 229

    Favorite way to destress…………. to uncork a bottle of Pinot and let the rest of the world, just go on by!!

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  230. dawg 230

    Play with all seven Grand kids. Know now why they are called Grand.

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  231. Amy 231

    Making soup. All that chopping, stirring, seasoning, and tasting helps me forget whatever was bothering me. Hurray for leftover turkey soup!

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  232. dawg 232

    Play with all seven Grand Kids. I know now why they are called Grand.

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  233. Noelle 233

    My favorite way to unwind is to talk a long walk or crochet.. does wonders..

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  234. Jacqui 234

    My favorite way to de-stress is to start crafting my homemade gifts for Christmas. This year I’ll be making some jewelry and homemade totes. Still figuring out what to give the guys.

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  235. Jessie 235

    A hot bath and a good book.

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  236. Emma 236

    I go for a run, get my energy up, and then bake something chocolatey and delicious. slightly counterproductive, but nothing feels better

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  237. Meghan 237

    A nice glass of milk and some cookies for dunking or a quiet room, fav TV show and a glass of wine.

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  238. Arlene 238

    guided meditation will do it

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  239. lori 239

    wine, of course

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  240. Abby Key 240

    I get a manicure and pedicure while my hubby watches our almost 2 year old independent little girl

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  241. Jayne Allyn 241

    Vinyasa Flow Yoga! Its one full hour where my brain just stops and I can be purely in the moment. Beautiful!

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  242. Susan Hines 242

    I love bikram (Aka hot yoga). Sweating it out detoxing and also relaxing your mind. Bikram is more exciting then other kinds of yoga but you still de-stress while doing something healthy and engaging!

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  243. Kmart 243

    Take the dog for a walk! Then make a cup of tea, sit in my favorite chair with my needlepoint and watch a DVR’d show that I couldn’t watch!

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  244. Flea 244

    :) My favorite way to de-stress is with a good book. Kick everyone out of the house and just read.

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  245. Emily H. 245

    Reading is my major de-stressor. Totally takes me away.

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  246. Melanie 246

    A glass of wine and a foot massage by my hubby

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  247. Jason Tibbrine 247

    My favorite way to de-stress is to Bake, usually something that requires icing..

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  248. nicole 248

    a good book with an easy story to escape into

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  249. Debbie D 249

    Baking. Pure and simple.

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  250. For me, a hot shower before bed (something that’s not part of my normal routine) is something that I find SO de-stressing.

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  251. Kara 251

    A good book, long format historical fiction is my favorite, and a cup of tea.

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  252. I have many ways to de-stress… a therapeutic massage, a eucalyptus steam, or an epsom salt bath…

    a more unique way I de-stress? I play online solitaire. I’m kind of addicted. 😀

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  253. Jill Stokes 253

    My favorite way to destress is to bake and drink a glass of wine while doing it!

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  254. Fallon 254

    Getting to the gym! A good sweat never felt better.

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  255. Vicki 255

    Wine.

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  256. Erica 256

    lighting candles, sitting in my over-sized armchair and reading a good book or magazine is my perfect way to de-stress!

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  257. carmen 257

    wine and a hot bath! Zumba is also great-if you’re in the mood to sweat!

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  258. Jennifer 258

    Go snowboarding – I can’t think about anything else while riding down the mountain. It’s good to have an activity where I can only focus on the thing I’m doing.

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  259. Kelly 259

    A cup of hot tea, and depending on the season, a hot bubble bath.

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  260. Elisa 260

    I bake…a lot! I tend to bake at least a couple times a week. I’m not sure why it helps me relieve stress, but it sure works! It may have to do with the feeling of accomplishment, more than anything.

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  261. Markie 261

    My favorite way to de-stress is to lose myself in a great book!

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  262. hang out in the she-cave :)

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  263. Wendy 263

    I love to read, or often I will bake. I haven’t de-stressed in such a long time I’m really not sure what I would do.

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  264. Heather Spooner 264

    My favorite way to de-stress is to get regularly scheduled massages. I always look forward to my massage day. I leave feeling almost brand new.

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  265. amy 265

    a big bubble bath & glass of wine!!

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  266. Eunice O. 266

    An intense cardio class followed by a stretch yoga session is my favorite way to de-stress!

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  267. Roberta David 267

    I love to sit with a great book, a glass of wine or a cup of good coffee and my little cat, Sadie, by my side. I think her purring relaxes me the most!

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  268. Beverly 268

    My favorite way to de-stress is to take a long walk…preferably alone to sort my thoughts. Or if I can’t stand to be alone with my thoughts, I like to just sit and vent to the hubs.

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  269. Melody 269

    I have soak up to my neck in bubbles and hot water in my wonderful bathtub.

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  270. Deborah 270

    A good book!

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  271. Nita Carroll 271

    My favorite way to relax is working in my “happy room” aka my sewing room. Sewing, embroidering, etc.

    Nita Carroll

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  272. Noble Pig 272

    The contest is now closed. Any comment left after this one will not be considered.

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  273. Heather 273

    I love acupuncture. I don’t know if it’s the needles at work or just the down time but I always come out of a session so refreshed. Singing silly songs helps a bunch too.

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