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I envy people who seem to navigate life without feeling stressed. I’m sure they do at times, but several people I know seem to be able to maintain a very relaxed attitude about existence in the midst of great turmoil.

But what about the rest of us? Are there any new ways to deal with stress beyond tried and true techniques we may already know? Here, courtesy of a Google search and the Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu are some interesting new ways I learned for dealing with stressful times. Maybe there are some new techniques for you to use too!

• Avoid tight fitting clothes • Practice preventive maintenance • Make duplicate keys • Simplify meal times • Anticipate your needs • Repair things that don’t work • Ask for help with the jobs you dislike • Be prepared for rain • Tickle a baby • Pet a friendly dog/cat • Say something nice to someone • Believe in yourself • Visualize yourself winning • Stop thinking tomorrow will be better than today • Practice breathing slowly • Read a poem • Do everything in moderation • Always have a plan “B” • Learn a new doodle • Memorize a joke • Tell someone to have a good day in Pig Latin • Throw a paper airplane • Practice a monster smile • Remember you always have options

Thanks for reading RHL!

CONTENTS Is it Alzheimer’s or Hearing Loss?

What’s New in Skin Treatments? Rough Up Your Diet

Medical 411: Understanding Acne Healthy Dating After 50 Recyling Tips for Earth Day

Support Groups: Are They for You? Wash Away Skin Care Myths Help for Hot Flashes

Enjoy a Green Pregnancy

Nutrition to Keep Seniors Going Strong Take a Spring Migration Walk

Light ‘n Luscious: Any Time is Watermelon Time

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