I guess I handle stress by eating ice cream and shopping, but I can see you are looking for HEALTHY ways to deal with it. I think that a good way to handle stress is to talk to a good friend. Sometimes an ear and a shoulder to cry on can be so healing. Also, getting away by yourself for just a few hours, having an iced latte or other somewhat healthy treat, and taking a walk or exercising while sorting your thoughts out can do wonders. Having time to strategize a plan to deal with responsibilities helps you feel more in control and empowered, and doing a bit of exercise makes you feel a sense of accomplishment. Also, relying on a power greater than you allows you to feel a sense of security and know that you can't fail in God's hands.