My eldest daughter takes advantage of the counselling provided by her university and I'm always happy to hear the coping skills that have been suggested to help manage stress. Because my family has a history of clinical depression and mental illness, I'm so glad she has access to some wonderful people who can help her deal with the difficulties that come with living on your own for the first time and handling a heavy course load.
The biggest thing she's taken away from the sessions so far is to stop and BREATHE so for her birthday I created a cuff for her as a daily reminder. I thought daisies would be a nice addition, kind of like stopping to smell the roses, but a lighter, more playful flower. Cheerful.
I have so much fun hand-stamping leather...last year I created a cuff for myself with the word COURAGE...another take on my word-of-the-year, FEARLESS. Hmmmm...what next?