Q: As a full time mom, how do I relieve my stress with absolute exhaustion?
A: I suggest (from my own experience) to stay hydrated, exercise, and most importantly, dedicate one hour each day to yourself. I call it "mom timeout". Your children will adapt to your time and you'll feel greatly rejuvenated.
Q: I work a twelve hour shift and never find time to meditate or keep my sanity. How can I balance my work hours with stress?
A: I would definitely use your bathroom breaks as breath relaxation escapes. Try to sneak into your car on your lunch breaks even if it means to only have five minutes to close your eyes, visualize serenity and breathe. This will make a world of difference in your hectic daily life.
Q: I've been suffering for years with chronic insomnia. I have triedWestern medicine and medical sleeping aids but nothing seems to work. Is there any alternative way to finally get some rest?
A: From my own experience of sleepless nights, the only remedies that work for me are soothing tea, prayer, and endless meditations. Make sure to meditate a minimum of 15 minutes prior to retiring to bed. It gets better and easier as your meditation practice progresses. Meditation is the greatest medication.
~ Love, Tsikki