Whenever I feel stress, whether real or imagined (I am rather sensitive), I find the best way to overcome it is by hitting the studio. These are the times I may not be able to focus on details or getting into the meatier part of my work, but great times to throw colour on canvas and wire and stretch (on occasion). Once I get into the work everything dissipates...my shoulders relax and my mind clears and, though I may still have concerns in other areas of my life, at least I feel a bit of a reprieve. It can be very productive time for me. And often, once I make it through this time, on the other side of it is a breakthrough or a gift of some sort. And so I breath and pray and paint and wait as this too shall pass.