How To Get Rid of Holiday Stress…

IMG_2301_2Sometimes you hear something and it’s shocking – really floors you.

That’s how I felt when I discovered 3 out of 4 women experience chronic stress. And now with all the holiday extra’s thrown in, it could be even higher.

Mama mia how to keep your sparkle with all that radiance robbing going on?!

So be honest, how are YOU holding up? Do you have a plan in place to combat the seasons stress bandits?

As a woman you know all too well how stress can affect your energy leaving you feeling tired and out of sorts. It’s easy to lose sight of your divine radiance when you’re juggling the day-to-day demands of life. Even the most evolved woman will occasionally feel out of touch with her strengths.

Can I be honest with you? I’m right there with you – the last few weeks have been rough both professionally and personally with my dad back in the hospital.

So I did something that brought peace AND joy back into my heart and I’d like to share it with you in hopes that it will help you get happy too.

It’s something so easy and simple. Sometimes we forget how easy it is to get out of the rabbit hole to feel “whole” again.

A few of my friends and I went to my church’s Christmas musical program a few days ago and just sitting in such a sacred space, listening to beautiful Christmas carols completely took away my stress and anxiety and brought me to a place of peace and serenity.

Sometimes we forget how easy it is to get out of the rabbit hole to feel “whole” again.

Music, sound vibration has the ability to shake out the discord.

Did you know the vibration of sound has many effects on both the conscious and the unconscious levels allowing powerful shifts to occur? The influence of sound can energize, uplift, and rejuvenate the feminine spirit.

Sound is an unseen awesome energy – think of the opera singer that hits a high note and breaks glass. Although you cannot physically see the energy of the music you know it’s forceful because the glass breaks. Pretty amazing, right?

Here are a few other wondrous benefits of music:

  • Helps you to be wholly aligned with your feminine essence
  • Increases confidence as a woman
  • Attunes you to the inherent joy of life
  • Fully connects you to your own sensuality and beauty
  • Releases anxiety and surrender the need to control
  • Taps into intuition allowing wiser decisions and greater clarity
  • Feel sexier, healthier, lighter, stronger, and deliciously feminine

The healing vibrations of music will help you to get rid of unhealthy, negative energy so that you can easily access your natural feminine power, balance your spirit, bring peace, and connect to your sensual, radiant, divine essence – .empowering you to shine your brightest this season.

In other words you can BREATHE again and get back to your feminine sparkling mojo! Hallelujah!!!

Whether you attend a musical program at your place of worship, go to a concert, tune into your favorite radio station, put on Pandora or find some rockin carolers to listen to – take the time to treat yourself to a musical bath. You will feel your stress melt away and your vibrancy come back to life. AND as you begin to shimmer and shine again your kids, friends and family will get the ripple effect making the holidays merrier than ever.

Make the decision right now to listen to something you love – what will that be? Choose it and take action on it today!


  1. Jayne December 19, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Hi Sherry,

    I read your email here at work and simply loved your suggestions to reduce holiday stress. I am really looking forward to going home and listening to music while I make dinner with my family; I may even sing and dance along.

    I find that being grateful for the blessings makes me appreciate all the simple wonders in life. Before dinner, each parent, child (and guest) at our dinner table says three things that he/she is thankful for. It puts a smile on our faces and helps us focus on positive things 🙂

    Wishing you a wonderful holiday!


    1. Sherri Nickols January 6, 2016 at 3:58 pm


      Thank you for sharing your ideas on appreciating all the wonderful things in life! It is true that no matter how dark or stressful things may feel, there’s always something to be grateful for. I hope you had a wonderful and fulfilling holiday season!