If you’re a military spouse, you already know how challenging life can be.  And if you’re a mother, your primary focus is usually your children’s well-being:  are they doing well in school, are they participating in the right activities… are they getting enough social interaction? The checklist for your children is endless, however, have you stopped to check in on yourself?

There’s nothing better than biting into a fresh, juicy apple that was grown on a local farm in your city, is there?  Shopping at farmer’s markets is fun.  It’s almost sensory overload, all of the gorgeous colors, fresh produce, artisanal food products… and you’re getting fruits and vegetables at the peak of the growing season. This means produce is at its freshest and tastes the best. The food is typically grown near where you live, not thousands of miles away or another country. And shopping at farmers markets also support your local farmers and keeps the money you spend on food closer to your neighborhood.

Whether you’re traveling by air for business or pleasure, getting packed, standing in line and the large amounts of people in airports can be stressful. You have only to search online for tried and true ways to minimize stress while traveling, like eat healthy while traveling, make sure to hydrate, maintain your exercise plan and get in lots of walking. And while these are all great ideas, finding a few moments to meditate or simply mentally check out of the hustle and bustle can do wonders for travel-related stress.