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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 […]

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 […]

Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale

Based on research by psychiatrists Thomas Holmes and Richard Rahe in 1967, this index scale examines the link between stress and illness. The body is a finely tuned instrument that does not like surprises. Any sudden change in stimuli which affects the body, or the reordering of important routines that the body becomes used to, […]

Rekindle Your Relationship with Mindfulness

Rekindle Your Relationship with Mindfulness Dr. Linda Miles www.drlindamiles.com Coming soon: 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 […]

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 […]

Rescuing Your Relationship from Stress

Jon Beaty/November 2017 This article was originally published by The Gottman Institute and republished with permission   Emotional distance, a loss of intimacy, and the death of romance. That describes our marriage less than six months after my wife and I exchanged vows. We’d married with dreams of living happily ever after. Conflict on our […]

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 […]

How stress affects your health

Stress: We’ve all felt it. Sometimes stress can be a positive force, motivating you to perform well at your piano recital or job interview. But often — like when you’re stuck in traffic — it’s a negative force. If you experience stress over a prolonged period of time, it could become chronic — unless you […]

Can this marriage be saved?

By Anna Miller for American Psychological Association With up to 50 percent of marriages ending in divorce, new research by psychologists is delineating the factors that make love last. Ask any young couple how long their marriage will last, and chances are, they’ll say forever, says Clark University psychologist Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, PhD, an expert […]