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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 […]

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 […]

Supporting Your Spouse Through Addiction and Recovery

By Dr. Sarah Toler, CNM, DNP www.addictions.com Coming soon: Online Relationship Academy https://close-companions.teachable.com Being married to a person who is addicted to alcohol or drugs is hard. When you entered into a marriage, you did so with the expectation of always putting each other first. When a spouse becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol, the […]

The Impact of Tiredness on Marital Conflicts

By: Tuck.com They say to “never go to bed angry,” but dealing with conflict while sleep-deprived can be a recipe for disaster. Tired couples may find themselves arguing more than when they are well-rested. One reason for this is that sleep deprivation not only makes your body feel less vibrant, it also affects the way that […]

Married to Jekyll; Betrayed by Hyde

By: Caleb Anderson Caleb developed an opiate addiction after being in a car accident. He’s in recovery today and wants to inspire others to overcome their addictions.  Addiction and relationships Addiction changes people and they often feel and act as though they are two different people inside the same body. About addiction No one uses their […]