Insight from Natural Health Leaders | The Best in Family Health by Karen Ranzi | Tips to Reduce Stress in Your Family Life During the Holidays
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Tips to Reduce Stress in Your Family Life During the Holidays

The Best in Family Health by Karen Ranzi - Fruit-Powered Digest

Enjoy these 6 Tips to Reduce Stress in Your Family Life During the Holidays, from Raw Vegan Recipe Fun for Families.

1. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation of your life. When you and your loved ones have a disagreement, focus only on the current situation. Do not bring up the past.

2. Eat an abundance of nutrient-dense raw vegan foods to energize and keep spirits up.

3. Exercise daily. Moving your body burns up stress hormones, leaving you relaxed and refreshed.

4. Get adequate sleep to feel more relaxed. When overwhelmed with chores and shopping to do, this is most important.

Sleeping boy in long nightcap with a window open
Read Karen Ranzi’s article “Getting Your Perfect Sleep.”

5. Breathe deeply. Inhale slowly, letting your stomach rise for five seconds. Hold, and exhale slowly for five seconds. Practice five times each day for a total of five minutes.

6. Have fun! Make sure the preparations and stress that come along with the holidays don’t affect your family life. The well-being of each individual is a more important focus than the preparations involved for a beautiful holiday table. If the preparations are easy and fun, then even the youngest child will want to be involved.

About the author

Karen Ranzi

Karen Ranzi

Karen Ranzi, M.A., of is an expert on nutrition, family development and raising healthy raw children. She has led a low-fat raw vegan diet since the mid-1990s and is the author of Creating Healthy Children: Through Attachment Parenting and Raw Foods, also available in Barnes & Noble and Whole Foods Markets, and Raw Vegan Recipe Fun for Families: 115 Easy Recipes and Health Tips for Energetic Living. Karen also lectures and consults on the raw food diet and lifestyle. Read all Karen's The Best in Family Health columns for Fruit-Powered Digest. E-mail Karen and join her monthly e-magazine, featuring articles, tips and recipes.

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