Month: December 2014

‘Tis The Season For Science

By Lianne Avila / December 22, 2014 /

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy New Year! Where would we be if it weren’t for science? The Gottman Institute has spent more than forty years studying relationships. They have had many very important findings. One is we are all needy. What does this mean we all need a relationship, whether you’d like to believe…

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Practice Gratitude During The Holidays

By Lianne Avila / December 15, 2014 /

It’s no joke; the antidote for depression is gratitude. Remember the small things and be grateful for them. The Holiday season isn’t just about receiving it’s also about giving. Studies show that people feel good when they volunteer for those that are less fortunate. I challenge you to pick one non-profit to volunteer for during…

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Relaxation Is In

By Lianne Avila / December 8, 2014 /

“A loving and caring touch is a healing balm that soothes away the stress of the day.” unknownStress impacts our relationship more than we are aware of. If you try and ignore it, then it only gets worse. Stress, is also contagious. It can bounce back and forth between partners. This makes it difficult for…

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A Holiday Recipe For Holiday Stress

By Lianne Avila / December 1, 2014 /

Happy December, it’s that time of year, again. The Holiday’s can be a great time, but they can also be a stressful time. You may be traveling or having people over. And, the shopping, making sure you buy just the right gift for everyone on your list can be a bit overwhelming. It’s also a…

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