**Disclaimer: I am writing this post on behalf on 1Hour Break to help them spread the word about their Indiegogo campaign launch and open up the discussion on stress and anxiety. I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on t.v. Please check with a medical professional of some description before trying any supplement. All opinions and experiences are my own.**
Did you know that stress is linked to the top five causes of death in the United States and that 95 million Americans suffer from stress-related illnesses every single week?
Not surprising given how often I hear myself, or other adults around me, complain about being “stressed out” about something or other. Stress and anxiety have become an intrinsic part of the fabric of our American culture–no place more so that in my hometown of New York City, where we are often known to mock people from anywhere else as being too calm (as if that is really a bad thing?!)
As a mom, I feel a huge amount of stress–What could possibly be more anxiety-provoking that knowing that you are responsible for the safe care and well-being of small people? And, truly, I mean that in the best of ways 😉
People turn to different things to self-medicate their anxiety. One only has to open Facebook or Instagram for a fleeting moment to see about six different memes about moms downing chocolate or having a glass of wine the moment their children go to bed, and those are among the more innocuous forms of self medication. That doesn’t even touch the number of Americans who are on some sort of prescription anxiety medication.
Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a natural, safe way to ‘medicate’ anxiety?
According to the minds behind 1Hour Break, an all-natural spray made from Kava Kava root, Lobelia, Passion Flower, and Lemon Balm, such relief is possible. Check out their Indiegogo campaign, which launches today, March 25th, for more information. For even more fanfare, join Mamavation twitter party , during which you can win your very own sample of 1Hour Break to try for yourself.
Do you suffer from stress or anxiety?
Let’s bring discussions of stress and anxiety into the open.
Share your story in the comments and check out the infographic below for more about stress and the healing herbs behind 1Hour Break.