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Wise-Woman Tips for More Serenity

Wise-Woman Tips for More Serenity

Have you ever met a woman who radiated serenity and calm? Who seemed impervious to stress, taking everything in her stride? As the author of this wonderful book suggests, if you asked such a woman what her secret was, she would probably offer the following tips for living a stress-free life.

These wise guidelines are worth passing along to your friends:

Cultivate gratitude.
Carve out an hour a day for solitude.
Begin and end the day with prayer, meditation, or reflection.
Keep it simple.
Keep your house picked up.
Donít overscheduled.
Strive for realistic deadlines.
Never make a promise you canít keep.
Allow an extra half hour for everything you do.
Create quiet surroundings at home and at work.
Go to bed at 9 oíclock twice a week.
Breathe–deeply and often.
Move–walk, dance, run, find a sport you enjoy.
Drink pure spring water. Lots of it.
Eat only when youíre hungry.
If itís not delicious, donít eat it.
Be instead of do.
Set aside one day a week for rest and renewal.
Laugh more often.
Luxuriate in your senses.
Always opt for comfort.
If you donít love it, live without it.
Let Mother Nature nurture.
Donít answer the telephone during dinner.
Stop trying to please everybody.
Start pleasing yourself.
Stay away from negative people.
Donít squander precious resources: time, creative energy, emotion.
Nurture friendships.
Donít be afraid of your passion.
Approach problems as challenges instead.
Honor your aspirations.
Surrender expectations.
Savor beauty.
Create boundaries.
Exchange security for serenity.
Care for your soul.
Express love every day.
Search for your authentic self until you find her.

Read more: Spirit, Guidance, Self-Help

Inspired by Simple Abundance, by Sarah Ban Breathnach (Warner Books, 1995).

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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12:13AM PDT on Oct 31, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

12:13AM PDT on Oct 31, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

12:12AM PDT on Oct 31, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

12:11AM PDT on Oct 31, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

7:04AM PDT on Aug 28, 2012

Loved It! Loved It! Loved It! Loved It!

4:54AM PST on Dec 13, 2010

Thanks for the article.

10:59AM PDT on Oct 4, 2010

THANKS !!!! @}-,-'-,-'-,----------------------

8:39AM PDT on Aug 2, 2010

Most illuminating

8:38AM PDT on Aug 2, 2010

Most illuminating - I'm going to have to read this repeatedly to try to get it to sink in!

4:45AM PDT on Jul 8, 2010

saved to favorites, Thanks Annie!!

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