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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 […]

Tips for Quarantining with your Spouse

Rachel Cunningham, MA, LCMHC rodgerscc.com Let’s be honest, one of the hardest things we can do in life is be married.  Now add the stress of being locked in a house together worried about the Covid-19 virus and other things like kids and finances.  To be honest, our marriages are normally the first relationship that feels this […]

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 […]

Behind the Wheel: Do you want a great relationship that will last?

Jeff Nickles MySuperChargedLife.com Relationships need a well-defined purpose behind the wheel to steer them toward the desired goal. Both partners need to see and agree on this vision for the relationship to survive and thrive. How many relationships wind up lost? Imagine this: you set out on a vacation with your spouse. You decide to […]

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 […]

10 Ways Social Media Causes Relationship Problems

Posted by Sexy Marriage Radio SMR Nation Guest post by Rachael Pace http://marriage.com There is no doubt that social media is a great way to keep in touch with friends and family. It can give you inspiration for decorating, cooking, and can help you explore new interests and learn new skills. But what does it […]

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 […]