Natural health solutions...now I've only used this stuff once, but I couldn't believe how quickly it worked. It's called 'Rescue Remedy', and it's by Bach (the flower remedy people). I did some online research yesterday, and when I went to Vitamin Cottage to pick up some things, instead the woman who runs the vitamin section suggestion this stuff. I got the Kids' brand, but she said she uses the adult stuff -- and it's amazing (her words). It's an anti-anxiety, natural stress relief. Somehow, it counteracts the 'panic/stress' signals and just lets use calm down -- and it appears to work really well. I tried it with D yesterday, and I'm a believer ;)
Simple yoga...we're now going to do yoga for 10-20 minutes every afternoon that we're home. It helped me a ton yesterday -- this morning, for the first time in over a week, I woke feeling ready to go and positive (even though I didn't get any more sleep than I have been). We do easy kid yoga (which is all I can do, anyway -- I'm hopelessly inflexible).
Good friends...not only the support I get here, from so many of you -- but all my in-person friends. I'm meeting one of my close friends today for lunch, and even though E will be with us, I know it'll be a positive time for both of us :)
Families who care...even though they don't always agree with our ideas or plans for action, it's still nice to know that our parents care and support us and the kiddos.
Beauty...it never fails to bring peace/joy/calm to my heart.