The Gurus' Guide to De-Stressing
What is the secret to stress reduction? According to Laurel House, co-author of The Gurus' Guide to Serenity; A Me-Time Menu of Celebrity Stress Reducers (HarperCollins, 2005) all you need is five minutes of me-time everyday.
Yes, a weekly trip to a spa is undoubtedly an ideal mode to manage stress and ease frayed nerves, but then reality kicks in as your wallet is squeezed, further increasing your distress. Spending five minutes on yourself, whether you are repeating a mantra like 'I am beautiful, I am strong,' smearing honey on your face for a quick and easy revitalizing refrigerator facial, or practicing yoga, can make the difference between stressed and not. The book, which Laurel wrote with her mom, Sharon, is filled with tips and recipes from celebrities such as Nicole Richie, Christie Brinkley, and Jamie Lee Curtis. So take a deep breath and relax like a star.