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Stress-Free September

A woman sitting on a mat in a yoga pose
The Verde at Greenbelt Station has some advice to help you slow down and relax in this month’s blog post. Daily life can get hectic and crazy; don’t let the stress of daily life get you down. We hope that you have a fantastic (and stress-free) month at your apartment here in Greenbelt, MD!

Chocolate

Sometimes life is hard and all you really want at the end of a long day is a chocolate dessert and your favorite movie. We are featuring two chocolate recipes before.

German Chocolate Truffles from Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt

German chocolate truffles are one of our favorite chocolate treats. Make them with egg yolk, sweetened condensed milk, light brown sugar, butter, vanilla, German chocolate, toasted coconut, toasted pecans, milk chocolate coating chocolate, and toasted coconut.

Super Fudgy Brownies from The First Year

Super fudgy brownies pair perfectly with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. These super fudgy brownies can be made with all-purpose flour, salt, unsweetened cocoa powder, unsweetened baking chocolate, butter, sugar, vanilla, and semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Yoga

Yoga is an awesome way to chill down and relax at the end of the day. Bee Yoga Fusion is right here in Greenbelt, MD. Emily Gutchell writes, “A yoga studio where the instructor talks of yoga being "for every body." All skill levels are welcome. The environment is beautiful and supportive. Gretchen is a generous, strong, and kind instructor. We are beginners and advanced yoga students, gathering together and focusing on our own practices, on our own yoga mats, guided by a wonderful expert. Come and join us.”

Spa Day

Make your apartment feel like a spa! Dim the lights, play relaxing music, and give yourself a facial! Basin is our favorite place to find facials, body scrubs, bath bombs, milk bombs, and more. You can learn more about Basin here.

TED Talk

How to make stress your friend by Kelly McGonigal

...here's what most people don't understand about oxytocin. It's a stress hormone. Your pituitary gland pumps this stuff out as part of the stress response. It's as much a part of your stress response as the adrenaline that makes your heart pound. And when oxytocin is released in the stress response, it is motivating you to seek support. Your biological stress response is nudging you to tell someone how you feel, instead of bottling it up. Your stress response wants to make sure you notice when someone else in your life is struggling so that you can support each other. When life is difficult, your stress response wants you to be surrounded by people who care about you.”

Do you have any tips or tricks for us? Let us know in the comments. Thanks for reading our blog!