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Mindfulness

What Matters Most

by Dr. Linda Miles Faculty member, Online Relationship Academy What do you think matters most at the end of life? Decades ago, part of my work entailed performing psychological evaluations on people who had been handicapped by work accidents. Understandably, most of the people in this rehabilitation program wrestled with anxiety and depression. One test, […]

Rekindle your Relationship with Mindfulness

by Dr. Linda Miles Faculty member, Online Relationship Academy Do you recall the beginning of your relationship, when you first fell in love? What is it that made those butterflies in your stomach fade away? What happened along the way that made you lose those moments of staring into each other’s eyes and not getting […]

I’m Thankful. . .

by Priscilla Hunt Priscilla is a Faculty Member of the Online Relationship Academy In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships. Gratitude can play a crucial role in managing our […]

10 Lessons from Staying Home

by Priscilla Hunt Amid stay-at-home guidelines, I’ve had lots of time to ponder. Here are 10 things for which I’ve gained a deeper appreciation. Not only is life a gift, but waking up each morning – especially with someone I love – is a gift. Even for this introvert, community is important – I need […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Benefits of Mindfulness

Daphne M. Davis, PhD, and Jeffrey A. Hayes, PhD A wealth of new research has explored this age-old practice. Here’s a look at its empirically supported benefits. The term “mindfulness” has been used to refer to a psychological state of awareness, the practices that promote this awareness, a mode of processing information and a character […]

Mindfulness Practices for Couples

drlindamiles.com New Course soon to launch in Close Companions Online Relationship Academy: Mindfulness for Couples   Physical affection and sex offer a myriad of opportunities to practice mindfulness with your partner. As you kiss on the lips, notice how your body feels as you attend to the sensations of the present moment. Remember what behaviors […]