"I am so mad, I could scream!"

Many of us have pronounced these words at one time or another. "Why don't you?" would be my answer to that stifled desire.

If you are in a stressful situation, or the circumstances and problems are stressing you out, one of the best way to relieve the pressure, release the valve is to scream - and I'm not kidding.

I don't mean that you should get yourself so riled up that you flare into a screaming fit or a temper tantrum every time something goes wrong - no. I rather suggest that you keep the fire going under your burning desire to throttle someone until you reach a quiet place where no one will be able to get to you until your through with your little exercise in letting off steam - the bathroom is a good place to start, or a walk-in closet is also somewhere you can be alone. Both places are decorated with a mirror or several glass panels in which you can see yourself and to which you can talk as if it were the person or the object of your frustration. As soon as you start yelling your heart out, as soon as you release the tension that has been bottled up inside you for too long, you will probably start crying, as most women will, or start feeling some release and relief from the frustration that's been burdening you.

Screaming, same as crying releases some of the nervous tension. You've probably heard the expression, "you'll feel better after you've had a good cry." Many cardiologists will tell you - crying is the best way to let out stress. After two heart attacks and beating cancer, I can tell you from experience, both screaming and crying have helped a great deal in my recovery process.

If you have a story you wish to share or a problem that you wish to discuss with me, don't hesitate to write to me, I'm on line to listen to you, scream and cry with you if you want.