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Taking Care of Your Body
It's no secret that stress can manifest itself in physical ways. That cold you always get right before your in-laws visit? It may not be a coincidence. So it isn't surprising that when you bottle up your feelings, your body releases that negativity in other ways. Irritable bowel syndrome, depression and heart disease are more common in women who stay silent. Find out more:
Taking Care of Your Mind
Unfortunately, stress often feels unavoidable. Women today are frequently overextended, and they usually put themselves last on a long list of people to care for. The irony is that when women don't take the time to nurture their own interests and needs, they can't be the wives, mothers, employees, friends, sisters and daughters they want to be. In other words, all their relationships suffer in one way or another. So, slip into that bubble bath or take that yoga class you've been eyeing — just make sure you don't feel guilty about it!