“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened” —Anatole France
What do you think when you look at this picture?
My Nana and I used to look at pictures and then take turns telling a story about the picture.
She was a phenomenal story teller!
I miss that. I miss her.
Breathing is free, can be practiced anywhere, occurs about 20,000 times per day, and requires no special equipment.
The benefits to improving the way you breathe are vast. Taking deeper and slower inhales and exhales can help your body increase immunity, lower blood pressure, and heal faster. Taking fuller breaths – inhaling, exhaling– makes you feel more content.
Just watch babies sleeping, and you have a perfect role model! Sleeping babies draw air deep into their lungs, which then expands their abdomen. They then exhale nice and smoothly. When we as adults can slow down our breathing, we decrease our stress response and elicit the relaxation response. Like a sleeping baby!
Marital Tips List
From Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW and Elayne Daniels, PhD
Marriage as a package deal:
Marriage is a coming to together of not only two persons, but also their respective personalities, histories, families, at times children, good traits and bad traits. Like a coin, each person will bring two sides in all these elements. You cannot have just one side of a coin and pretend the other side doesn’t exist. If you are unhappy or unsatisfied with some elements, they are best addressed before marriage or as soon as possible after marriage. You will live with your in-laws and partner’s faults for the duration of life together. You will not be able to change your partner.
Just like the piano teacher tells his students about playing piano, practice is the only way to get better at piano playing.
The coach reminds her players to practice, practice, practice.
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Here I get real on body image, eating, sex, yoga and more. Sometimes the topics are more random. All relate to psychology (after all, I am a psychologist!) --Dr.D