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I’m Thankful. . .

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 mental health and strengthening our relationships. Don’t let stress and anxiety steal the […]

Caring for our Couple Relationship: Handling Stress

by Carl and Nancy Terry certified Better Marriages Leader Couple   Stress is always present.  But more so now with the COVID-19 virus and less opportunity to socialize and be with family and friends.  There is also more awareness of racial and social injustice and how that has impacted our lives in the past and […]

3 Ways your Childhood Impacts your Relationship

prepare-enrich Let’s go back in time. Think about when you were a kid. Are there things your family did that you were later surprised to learn was not how everyone else did it? Did you keep butter in the fridge or on the table? Were birthdays a week-long celebration or not that big of a […]

6 Tips for Having a Productive Couple Conversation

Agree on a time and place for your conversation. Choose a time when you are not in a hurry and won’t be interrupted. Choose a place where you can have some privacy. Eliminate distractions. Turn off the television, set aside your smart phone, etc. Make eye contact. Connect physically by turning toward each other, holding […]

Tips for Quarantining Together: Claim your Space

Stay-at-home orders have led to a whole lot of togetherness, for better and for worse. Shared space can begin to feel like a prison if you don’t take proactive steps to carve out a space for yourself. You used to have time to “decompress” in the car commuting to and from work. You used to […]

Tips for Quarantining Together: Date Night

We know that date night is important. An hour a week together – just the two of us – can keep us connected, get us out of a rut, and continue to spark the romantic flame. But what happens when we’re quarantined together? Must we give up date night? Movie theaters and restaurants are closed. […]

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 […]

Tips for Reducing Stress

www.drlindamiles.com Coming soon: Online Relationship Academy Persistent anxiety takes its toll on your emotions, and it affects your body as well. In fact, anxiety sets off a trail of physical responses such as chest pain, heart palpitations, shaking, chills, hot flashes, nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain, insomnia, headaches, back pain, shortness of breath, and fatigue. The […]

A Talking Chicken!

One day the first grade teacher was reading the story of Chicken Little to her class. She came to the part where Chicken Little warns the farmer. She read, “. . .and Chicken Little went up to the farmer and said ‘The sky is falling!’” The teacher then asked the class, “And what do you […]

Study Reveals Secrets for a Happy Life

By Christine Martinello linkedin.com/in/christine-martinello-0817594 It’s the eternal quest – the search for a happy life. What if you knew just what to do, to have a happy and successful life? Would you focus on it with all your time, money & energy? Probably. Do you think the secrets are; Having plenty of money, a happy marriage, […]