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Category Archives: Stress

Three Simple Tips to Easily Combat Your Stress

We live in a world of high stress. High demands. Crisis. This chronic (ongoing) stress is extremely unhealthy and physically taxing on our bodies, causing problems with sexual desire, reproduction, and other intestinal, respiratory, cardiovascular issues. Learning how to comfort and self-soothe is one of the most beneficial things a person can do, as it helps us relax, rather than stay on […]

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How to Successfully Weather Life Transitions as a Couple

Life has many transitions…births, deaths, marriages, children, empty nest, and the list goes on.  While these transitions are normal and expected, there are other transitions that are unplanned and more of a surprise, such as the loss of a job, unexpected moves, or trauma/tragedy.  Transitions can be stressful for any individual. However, going through transitions and adjustments as a married couple […]

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How To Use The Power of Positive Self Talk

It seems like we all have a constant flow of chatter happening in our brains. Some positive, some downright negative. Research is clear, the power of how we speak to ourselves is monumental. Our thoughts turn into reality. It is the Law of Attraction; “like attracts like” at work! Studies have found that your self talk impacts the way we perform […]

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How Being Assertive Is Good For You

Just the other day my husband and I were out running errands when he saw a side of me that he isn’t used to seeing. For the most part in our relationship I am more passive and let him handle all of the “tough” situations. Well, on this day we were picking up something that I needed, that was very […]

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Why Self Care is the New Black

Living on caffeine, little sleep, and chocolate has been in vogue in the United States. Work work work, and no play. In fact, researchers have found that people work more and relax less in the United States, and take less time off. All this work and little time off for personal time has resulted in more stress, higher rates of burnout, and increased […]

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Six Romantic Weekend Getaways You Need to Visit

It’s easy to get in a rut in your relationship. Before you know it, every weekend revolves around your child’s soccer game, a Netflix movie and Chinese takeout. Think back to a time when you felt really close to your spouse. Chances are, your memory involves some vacation or time away. In fact, researchers have found a strong link between romantic getaways […]

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Radical Acceptance: 5 Ways to Free Yourself from Anxiety

Recently I was stuck on a tarmac in a plane. I remember feeling anxious to get home to my family and frustrated that we were wasting time because the airport didn’t plan their take off schedule effectively. If I really considered where my anxiety was coming from, it was because I was in a situation I didn’t want to be in and I had […]

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Expert Advice: How to Connect to Your Spouse During the Holidays

There are so many articles circulating on how to “survive” the holidays. Let’s be honest–people survive things like hurricanes, plagues, and 5 o’clock traffic (and if family time during the holidays is that bad, you should probably schedule with us now)! Time goes so fast, life passes by so quickly, I think we all want to enjoy every sweet moment and […]

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Five Affordable & Thoughtful Gifts Everyone Will Love

Everyone knows the holidays can be stressful. While they can provide a great opportunity to connect with family and friends, there’s also a lot of pressure to attend more events, host holiday guests, pick out the perfect gift for everyone on your list – all while keeping up with the demands of everyday life. Research suggests 84% of people find […]

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Proactive Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday Season

Halloween has just passed and the stores are already full of Christmas décor. Most people feel like they don’t have time to catch their breath and then the holidays fly by in a blur. Research confirms holiday stress is real and while it can be an exciting time, the holidays can also bring on a lot of pressure. The holiday […]

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