This summer was a great summer.  Not only did I have a full business calendar, seeing clients and all the other functions of running a business, but also one of our children had a wedding.

Did I mention it was my daughter?  I have two sons who have gotten married.  Being mother of the groom is busy, and exciting, and wonderful.  I fully enjoyed their weddings.   But being mother of the bride is in a completely different universe!  The mother of the bride is intimately more involved in every detail of the whole event.

Did I mention the wedding was in Ely?  My sons got married in the area that was both their hometown area and mine, in Iowa, about 9 hours drive from Ely, MN my current home.  So I was by default less involved.  Planning a wedding at YMCA Camp DuNord was fantastic- but it was very busy.  Everyone was coming from afar, so it was important to do extra planning for the wedding weekend.  

And of course, being who I am - I had to do a few projects around home in the weeks and months preceding the wedding!  I really did try to keep myself from getting too crazy with 'getting things done before the wedding', and mostly succeeded.  But that also created more 'hectic' to my summer.

When we have big events, busy schedules, or crises in our lives, it is essential to have a plan for keeping ourselves healthy and functioning at as high a level as possible.  

Things I did to maintain my health and sanity that may help you in your next overwhelm:

Book regular massage so that you are your healthiest, most vibrant self.   Then if you have an event, crises, or overwhelm you are able to handle it.   Prevention is always the best cure.  I would be honored to help you attain and maintain a higher state of health.  

About the author: Stephanie Bish owns 'Blissful Body by Stephanie' in Ely, MN; also serving Babbitt, Virginia, Tower, and the Arrowhead Region.   As a Massage Therapist,  Structural Integrator, and Reiki Master Teacher, she enjoys guiding people on their path to well-being.

 You can check out her website at www.elymassage.com.  Call 218-235-1732, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set an appointment. 

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