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Keep Calm & Enter Free Stuff Friday!

  
  
  

Free Medical Alert BraceletHeart Health Awareness Month is almost over, and we've really been in the spirit here at Lauren's Hope Medical ID Jewelry! We've been promoting heart health all month long: 

We started (and are still going strong with) our first-ever Lauren's Hope Health Challenge, inviting our team and all of you to make just one change toward better health for the month of February and hopefully beyond!

medical ID tagsWe spread the word about and participated in Wear Red Day to help raise awareness about heart disease and the fact that it is still the #1 cause of death for American women. 

This week, we'd like to keep it going by talking about one of our favorite activities: relaxing! Taking time to relax and de-stress, and learning to manage stress in a healthy way, can all help contribute to better heart health. This is because unmanaged, long-term stress is detrimental to overall health in and of itself. Plus, when we are exceedingly stressed, we tend to skip workouts, overeat, eat "comfort foods" or convenience foods, get less rest than we should, and all of this can lead to health problems that are bad for your heart.* 


So, how do I enter?

This week, all you have to do to enter Free Stuff Friday is leave a comment below telling us how you manage your stress or how you like to relax. Easy! Alternatively, or for an extra entry, please leave us a testimonial we may use here on the blog or over on our website letting us know what you think about Lauren's Hope and/or our products! We would love to hear your thoughts!

What will I win? 

Have you guessed yet? After all, we're talking about being calm and relaxed, right? So this week, we're giving away TWO custom-engraved medical ID bracelets: Keep Calm & Carry On!

We'll pick two winners, each of whom can choose either bracelet, which we will custom size and engrave, and then ship to you for free! Our usual boring rules and regulations apply. Other than that, have fun! 

To find out if you won, please check the very bottom of this post on Monday! That's where we list the winners! We'll post a reminder to check over on our Facebook page, so be sure you're following us there! Good luck!

Keep Calm Medical ID BraceletCarry On Medical ID Bracelet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(As always, we're not doctors and we are not dispensing medical advice. If you have questions about your heart health, please consult your physician.) 

FSF WINNER

AND WE HAVE OUR WINNERS! CONGRATULATIONS, LADIES! CARA AND JOYCE, YOU'VE EACH WON YOUR CHOICE OF A KEEP CALM OR A CARRY ON MEDICAL ID BRACELET FROM LAUREN'S HOPE! WE WILL CUSTOM ENGRAVE AND SHIP YOUR BRACELET FOR FREE! PLEASE EMAIL TARA@LAURENSHOPE.COM TO CLAIM YOU PRIZE WITHIN THREE BUSINESS DAYS. READ THEIR DESTRESSING TIPS BELOW! 

Cara (Psalm123@XXXXXXX) said...

Living on a budget, I have chosen consistently for several years now, to pick one room in the house that I can use as my own private sanctuary. I am a bath girl, so for me, I have chosen the bathroom. I saved my pennies, and invested in those big white fluffy towels and a fuzzy bathrobe. I splurge on candles, and yummy soaps/lotions. I have hung photos on the walls of beaches, clouds, beautiful outdoor scenes. Since bath salts can get expensive, I have learned to make my own with Epsom salts and infused oils, like rosemary, eucalyptus. Sometimes if I am feeling super extravagant, I will add a few sprigs of fresh rosemary or other herbs from my garden. In the summer, a handful of rose petals floating in the tub makes you feel like you are at a high end spa. It is my special place, and I scrimp and save elsewhere because I enjoy my baths so much! It is a great way to wind down after a long day, and many of the bath salts are geared towards removing toxins & or promoting relaxation. I have turned the whole thing in to a ritual of sorts. I get the bath ready, and light all my candles. Then I pick out some music, other times I will read. I bring a nice cup of tea with me, and for those 45-60 mins, the whole world and all it's stressors, fade into the background. In the past, when I have had a small or no tub at all? I chose other spots to make as my sacred spot. Once again, going all out, on a budget of course (it can be done) to make "that spot" special, luxurious and all my own. Wether it was a prayer corner, with fluffy pillows and hanging prisms to reflect the light? Or a big fluffy duvet, with throw pillows that made me feel like I was crawling into bed at a five star hotel. Having a space that is designated as your special spot, over time it becomes relaxing as soon as you go there, as the mind begins to associate the feelings of calm and peace with the location.

AND

Joyce Zaleski (joycez@XXXXXXXXX) said...

How I relax is watching my beautiful granddaughter so my daughter can work. It's amazing how children can make you feel relaxed by looking at the world through their eyes and their perspective of innocence is all I need! :)

Didn't win this time? Not to worry! We'll do it again soon. And, just for following us on Facebook, and you can use our 10% off "FAN" coupon code on your next order! Enjoy! 


Comments

What a great saying. I need to repeat that through out the day. My daughter has Type 1 and this is a great reminder and beautiful bracelet. Thank you.
Posted @ Friday, February 21, 2014 9:03 AM by Dawn Gibson
There's something about listening to the singing of birds that relax me. Just being outside for just long enough to hear a tune, works everytime. 
Posted @ Friday, February 21, 2014 9:11 AM by Tamrah T
I love to relax by doing deep breathing exercises after a long day, walking out in the sunshine, or crocheting.
Posted @ Friday, February 21, 2014 9:14 AM by Shelley B.
I relax best with a cup of coffee, a blanket, and a good book :)
Posted @ Friday, February 21, 2014 9:41 AM by Kristin
I changed careers to relax. I taught high school science for 33 years and now I'm writing a sci-fi trilogy. Now that I'm doing what I love I'm so much more relaxed.
Posted @ Friday, February 21, 2014 9:50 AM by Debbie Bradley
How I relax is watching my beautiful granddaughter so my daughter can work. It's amazing how children can make you feel relaxed by looking at the world through their eyes and their perspective of innocence is all I need! :)
Posted @ Friday, February 21, 2014 9:50 AM by Joyce Zaleski
I like the complete quiet of the first moments of the day to enjoy the silence. Whether it be winter with a soft snow falling by the fire or spring/summer with the warmth and tulips popping through. It is a great time to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and read or just reflect. It sets up the day for a calm happy enjoyable day.
Posted @ Friday, February 21, 2014 9:50 AM by Christine
I love to curl up with a good book to relax!
Posted @ Friday, February 21, 2014 10:31 AM by Laura G.
Love spending time with my grand-daughter.She is 3 years old and she is my ray of sunshine!
Posted @ Friday, February 21, 2014 10:34 AM by Teresa spencer
I like to relax by knitting. 
 
I love the Lauren's Hope site because all the jewelry is pretty and not "medical" looking.
Posted @ Friday, February 21, 2014 10:36 AM by Judi
I love this saying! How do I stay calm? I have four beautiful dogs,all rescues. I give them hugs and kisses,and in return,I get more love and kisses and a sweet gentle peacefulness. The same can be said for my three lovely rescued cats! Ok,the three rescued cockiteils aren't huggable,but their antics do make me laugh! When you get unconditional love in return,it is easy to Keep Calm And Carry on!
Posted @ Friday, February 21, 2014 10:37 AM by Betsy Jane Achladis
I have CRPS/RSD I manage my stress in three ways. Laughter - watching Big Bang Theory re-runs, extra cuddle time with my Great Dane Hope she always knows when I need some extra support),and Epsom salt baths with prayer..
Posted @ Friday, February 21, 2014 10:38 AM by Carol
I crochet to relax and relieve stress.
Posted @ Friday, February 21, 2014 10:47 AM by Sumi F
As a busy grandmother, I've had to learn how to RELAX! I volunteer for the International Rett Syndrome Foundation because my granddaughter has devastating disorder called Rett syndrome. At the end of each day, I will sit in my recliner and have a glass of wine and looking up at the sky to see my son smiling down at me, letting me know that he is alright!
Posted @ Friday, February 21, 2014 10:48 AM by Donna Wright
I purchased 2 med. ID bracelets for my Rett syndrome granddaughter. I also purchased an Autism necklace for my grandson. I found out about this wonderful and caring website through the International Rett Syndrome Foundation Rettnet. Rett families relay messages everyday the Lauren's Hope came up on one of the conversations. These Rett families spoke highly of Lauren's Hope. So knowing that my granddaughter and grandson needed a medical ID, I decided to check it out. I was just amazed at how beautiful the site was laid out, how easy it was to purchase the product. Most of all, I found out just how polite, professional, caring and wonderful the customer service department was, after needing to speak with someone there! I just love to go onto Lauren's Hope site and look at other jewelry pieces I can buy for both of my grandchildren.....and I encourage you to browse.....you will find when you're looking for. 
Thank you Lauren's Hope!
Posted @ Friday, February 21, 2014 11:05 AM by Donna Wright
I relax with meditation, and a good book
Posted @ Friday, February 21, 2014 11:49 AM by Dorothy Brungardt
I relax by putting on my headphones, listening to my ipod and totally be one with the music. I let it just flow through me.
Posted @ Friday, February 21, 2014 11:58 AM by Jennifer
Luv my Lauren's Hope ID bracelet. I have had it for many years and it has never broken. Very good quality. Would luv to have another one. Knowing I'm covered if I couldn't communicate is one less stress point in my life.
Posted @ Friday, February 21, 2014 12:08 PM by Karen Ambrosio
When I find myself really stressed I take my favorite playlist and sing. It gives me such a release. If my son is with me we have a dance party while I sing...its beneficial for both of us!
Posted @ Friday, February 21, 2014 12:09 PM by Michelle
I like to relax and de-stress by getting lost in a good book. And by 'good' I mean totally trashy and something I don't have to think hard about. :)
Posted @ Friday, February 21, 2014 12:11 PM by Charlotte
I have Type II Diabetes although I'm not overweight 105# I am on Lantus,Metformin and Glipizide my blood sugar is up and down recently my blood sugar has been in the 40's. My way of destrssing is exercising I enjoy doing Zumba and sometimes I just listen to my oldies music.
Posted @ Friday, February 21, 2014 12:11 PM by Shirley Rosales
Read. Instantly transported somewhere else.
Posted @ Friday, February 21, 2014 12:20 PM by Nicole
I play piano so I like to sit down at the piano. I either play a familiar song, which requires my full attention. OR, I use whatever has caused this stress, to write a song…maybe about the stressful situation. That requires 110% of my attention. And most times, it's even BETTER than therapy b/c it allows me an outlet to say what I feel/think about the situation. I am either more prepared to work through it, or I'm made aware of the fact that it's not as stressful as I made it out to be. It allows me to step back & take a breath from the situation & sometimes when I'm done, I can face it with "fresh eyes" and see the situation for what it is.
Posted @ Friday, February 21, 2014 12:20 PM by Kim Symock
Thank you for your help eith selecting my daughter's medic alert pendant and chain. I never thought she would wear one. Your selections are beautiful and stylish. The one we purchased for her is perfect. She does not take it off and loves it.
Posted @ Friday, February 21, 2014 12:24 PM by Ruth Negron
Love the crown..my daughter has several medical disabilities and does pageants...this is perfect!!! 
Posted @ Friday, February 21, 2014 12:30 PM by susan langley
I just received a double lung transplant on the first of this month. It has obviously been a stressful month, but what has helped is taking deep breaths (for the first time in a long time!) and I focus on what I am doing at that moment. I stay in the present (no matter how painful or uncomfortable the present is) and don't worry about the future or past. I find solace in the truth that the present is passing, yet cling to the idea that the present is the only thing we are promised.
Posted @ Friday, February 21, 2014 12:46 PM by Samu Kribbs
TESTIMONIAL: 
My Quincy Cuff is so comfortable that I wear it 24/7! I take it off only when I shower. I love the sleek black look of the cuff! Very stylish!
Posted @ Friday, February 21, 2014 1:11 PM by Aaron Hightower
I relax by crocheting, reading, or just holding my cat and watching the birds outside the window.
Posted @ Friday, February 21, 2014 3:25 PM by Sandi Palacios
I relax cuddling with my dog and thinking of things we will do come camping season
Posted @ Friday, February 21, 2014 3:51 PM by Cindy
I manage stress by using the internet 
to look and read most everything available. 
I used to be a musician and still manage to 
play music here in my Computer Room. It's not 
the same but since I am 100% disabled I've had 
to readjust my life around a much smaller world. 
I've also been blessed with a wonderful wife of 
42 years and without her I don't think I would be 
able to continue. Life is very difficult but with 
her I am able to maintain.
Posted @ Friday, February 21, 2014 4:26 PM by Chris
The way that I relax is by reading. It is nice to escape this world and get involved in a whole new world presented in a book.
Posted @ Friday, February 21, 2014 5:31 PM by cindy
My 10 year old daughter, who must be fashionable at all times, loves the medical id bracelets from Lauren's Hope. When searching on the internet for a bracelet, she would say how ugly they were and that she would not wear one. As soon as we found Lauren's Hope website, she found several that she loved. Now she never takes her bracelet off.
Posted @ Friday, February 21, 2014 5:37 PM by cindy
I walk. Everyday I walk 6 miles and while I walk I say hello to everyone I pass and sometimes I stop to talk to people. It definitely de-stresses me.  
Sandra
Posted @ Friday, February 21, 2014 9:51 PM by Sandra
I relax by going on walks with my Labrador "Ling Ling" and by swimming. I love going on walks with her because it allows me to just be quiet and alone; she needs to be walked and I get a break from my hectic schedule. I love the bracelets for this Free Friday Giveaway. Thanks for the great variety of medical identification bracelets and tags you have to offer. I recently referred by friend to your website.
Posted @ Saturday, February 22, 2014 3:09 PM by Jan Chu
I like to read a book with a hot cup of tea when there is no one home. Peace and Quiet
Posted @ Saturday, February 22, 2014 4:43 PM by Christina Braddock
Living on a budget, I have chosen consistently for several years now, to pick one room in the house that I can use as my own private sanctuary. I am a bath girl, so for me, I have chosen the bathroom. I saved my pennies, and invested in those big white fluffy towels and a fuzzy bathrobe. I splurge on candles, and yummy soaps/lotions. I have hung photos on the walls of beaches, clouds, beautiful outdoor scenes. Since bath salts can get expensive, I have learned to make my own with Epsom salts and infused oils, like rosemary, eucalyptus. Sometimes if I am feeling super extravagant, I will add a few sprigs of fresh rosemary or other herbs from my garden. In the summer, a handful of rose petals floating in the tub makes you feel like you are at a high end spa. It is my special place, and I scrimp and save elsewhere because I enjoy my baths so much! It is a great way to wind down after a long day, and many of the bath salts are geared towards removing toxins & or promoting relaxation. I have turned the whole thing in to a ritual of sorts. I get the bath ready, and light all my candles. Then I pick out some music, other times I will read. I bring a nice cup of tea with me, and for those 45-60 mins, the whole world and all it's stressors, fade into the background. In the past, when I have had a small or no tub at all? I chose other spots to make as my sacred spot. Once again, going all out, on a budget of course (it can be done) to make "that spot" special, luxurious and all my own. Wether it was a prayer corner, with fluffy pillows and hanging prisms to reflect the light? Or a big fluffy duvet, with throw pillows that made me feel like I was crawling into bed at a five star hotel. Having a space that is designated as your special spot, over time it becomes relaxing as soon as you go there, as the mind begins to associate the feelings of calm and peace with the location.
Posted @ Sunday, February 23, 2014 6:59 AM by Cara
One word...naps! Years ago, I had a close friend tell me that in order to recharge herself mentally, emotionally and spiritually, she would take 30-60 min nap every day after lunch. I remember thinking to myself at the time what an odd concept this was? Due to circumstances beyond my control, I do lead a fairly high stress lifestyle. A few years ago, I realized just how exhausted I was becoming. I remembered my friend and her suggestion about the naps. I must admit at first I felt almost guilty for taking this personal time out for myself. Once I got past the guilt factor, I was able to see the beauty of this concept. Sometimes I fall asleep, other times, I just lie there quietly. Either way, it has become "me time" and I cherish it. I turn off the phones if necessary, and do whatever it takes to enjoy this window of time in my day. I am learning to listen to my body and am much more in tune with my needs now. More importantly, I have learned to stand up for myself and this window of "me time" as it has become a part of my routine now. I feel healthier and happier, and can tell a difference if and when I miss a nap. I actually find that I am more productive and get more accomplished as a whole, since implementing my nap policy. Maybe, since I am not so stressed out all the time, I am able to think more clearly? I don't question it, I just give myself the permission to do it. For me, that was the hardest part!
Posted @ Sunday, February 23, 2014 7:40 AM by Judith
I had left my comment above but forgot to mention that I also put my testimonial on your Facebook page, I hope you found it. I have nothing but nice to say about your medical ID bracelets! Thank you so much!
Posted @ Sunday, February 23, 2014 12:19 PM by Joyce Zaleski
Love both bracelets!I run or go on the elliptical to recharge.
Posted @ Sunday, February 23, 2014 7:27 PM by Sarah Sherman
I knit. Doesn't matter what, prayers shawls for people I'll never meet or gifts for my loved ones. I can get lost in the rhythm of the stitches.
Posted @ Monday, February 24, 2014 2:55 PM by Becky
I like to manage my stress and relax by reading and also crocheting new things for my new baby grand daughtet due in April
Posted @ Thursday, February 27, 2014 7:26 PM by Katherine McMenamy
I take care of my granddaughter . Well iam raising her . Yes it is hard but wouldnt change it for the world. When i feel like crying for her wr laugh and i could go on and on how i thank god for the joy she brinhs me. And most of all i do it all by the grace of god. She is the most beautiful little girl and so loving. We live every day to be happy and loved 
Posted @ Friday, February 28, 2014 10:15 AM by nadine
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