Hi Fairy. I agree stress is a killer for us. Best thing I can find for relieving it to stay busy and keep my mind on other things. If Im not doing something with my hands I'm reading about
how to do something with my hands. That way I keep my mind out of trouble. This works well for pain also. I have lots of that but still push on because just sitting still doesn't help much and I hate pain meds. I look at it like a train track. If my mind is on one track there is no room for another train like pain or worry . Not to say that I dont have either, I just try to derail them when I can.
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.