"How I Chill Out"
More Chill-Out Tips
"I do fifteen to thirty minutes of yoga every morning and also take a class twice a week. These are the only times I don't think about 'mommy stuff' and the best way for me to regain a sense of balance and peace."
-Lora Kay Lucas, Loveland, CO
"I enjoy taking walks and snapping pictures of everything in sight -- birds, flowers, trees. Then I enlarge my favorite shots and frame them to give as gifts or to decorate my home."
-Lauri Early, Guthrie, OK
"I love to go online at www.travelocity.com
Moms' and Editors' Faves
"My favorite therapeutic activity is getting my hands dirty working in my garden. A bonus: My four-year-old stays busy digging the holes for my new plants!"
-Susan Knotts, Sudlersville, MD
We like: Smith & Hawken's Heirloom Hand Fork and Trowel
"I love to put on Madonna's Ray of Light CD and bake. I am concentrating on the recipe so much that everything else melts away."
-Risa Crandall, Larchmont, NY
We like: Leslie Mackie's Macrina Bakery & Cafe Cookbook
"When I start feeling edgy, I light some candles and take a warm bath. I know it'll always help me de-stress."
-Stephanie Cottom, Coos Bay, OR
We like: Energy Silk Bath Salts and Aromafloria's Muscle Soak with eucalyptus, peppermint, and lemongrass
"I dim the lights and listen to classical music for a half hour. That always does the trick."
-Joselina Dichoso, Ellicott City, MD
We like: Schubert Piano Sonatas D. 958, 959, 960, performed by Murray Perahia