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Deep Breathing to Relieve Stress

Deep breathing is step 1 in managing our stress. Take five or ten minutes once or twice a day to practice the abdominal breathing method below until becomes habitual. Once this breathing becomes routine, it can be used to reverse the stress response whenever it is triggered. Abdominal Breathing Method Sit upright in a comfortable […]

What is a Gratitude Journal?

positivepsychology.com A gratitude journal is, quite simply, a tool to keep track of the good things in life. No matter how difficult and defeating life can sometimes feel, there is always something to feel grateful for. “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but […]

Up the Down Staircase: Coping With Anxiety About Coronavirus

Dr. Linda Miles drlindamiles.com Download the free MP3 Train your Brain for Health and Wellness Use coupon code 6RY33R1 (good until April 1) Do you tend to feel overwhelmed by all the scary messages you are bombarded with daily about the coronavirus? Is it difficult to remember what is going well in your life when […]

Date Night in the Time of Coronavirus

Social distancing does not, and must not, mean avoiding each other emotionally. During these uncertain times, we need each other’s love, encouragement, and support more than ever. It’s important, too, not to neglect the importance of play and fun – especially during stressful times. We often talk about how important date night is for keeping […]

The Ritual of Tea

By Michelle Rabin on January 12, 2017 Inspiration, Wellness Walk into a friend’s home and you will likely be offered a beverage. The ritual seems universal. If you confess that you’re not feeling well, chances are that beverage will be a cup of tea. We all find tea physically soothing and emotionally comforting; perhaps that’s where the […]

What are we going to DO?

We’re facing the coronavirus. We’re spending more time behind closed doors. We’re spending more time together. We don’t have the distractions of friends, work, and school. So, what are we going to DO? Here are a 20 ideas. Play a board game Go for a walk – fill your lungs with fresh air Binge on […]

Where to find the best honeymoon resorts in Greece

John Brooks When it comes to picking a honeymoon destination it’s all about picking the most romantic and beautiful place in order to make your trip as memorable as possible. The place however is only one half of the equation, in order for your honeymoon trip to be truly memorable you are going to need […]

Turn Towards Instead of Away

Reprinted by Permission, the Gottman Institute Ellie Lisitsa The strongest relationships (and homes) are built from the ground up. According to Dr. Gottman’s 40+ years of research, one of the greatest predictors of your relationship’s success is your ability to turn towards each other, constantly developing your bond by making an effort every day to reach […]

Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby

Dr. Corey Allan smrnation.com Sex is an important aspect of most every marriage. Your sexuality plays a major role in life. It influences how you dress, act, and interact with others around you. It’s everywhere. Stand in line at your local grocery store and see if you can avoid seeing the word sex on a […]

The 3 core skills that every person needs for healthy romantic relationships

Nov 18, 2019 / Joanne Davila It’s never too late — or too early — to learn the abilities that make up romantic competence: insight, mutuality and emotional regulation. And when you possess these skills, all of the relationships in your life will benefit, says psychologist and researcher Joanne Davila. This post is part of […]