Jun 072017
 

How Stress Can Affect You Physically - The Moms Journal

Are You Totally Stressed Out? This is What Stress Could be Doing to Your Body

You’re trying to get the kids off to school, you can’t find your cell phone, and you’re sitting in traffic.  Your hypothalamus, a tiny control tower in your brain, decides to send out the order: Send in the stress hormones! These stress hormones are the same ones that trigger your body’s “fight or flight” response. Your heart races, your breath quickens, and your muscles ready for action. This response was designed to protect your body in an emergency by preparing you to react quickly. But when the stress response keeps firing, day after day, it could put your health at serious risk.  Continue reading »

Feb 072017
 

What to Put in an Emergency Preparedness Pack

How to Prepare a Grab and Go Emergency Preparedness Kit

Having a specific pack stocked and ready to go in case of an emergency or sudden evacuation is valuable advice.  Peace of mind comes from knowing you have a pack set up for each member of the household that you can ‘grab and go’ if the times comes to make a hasty departure.  Here are some tips for things to remember when planning your own family’s emergency packs. Continue reading »