Although time is in short supply in our multitasking, digital lives, it’s all about being 100% present in the time that you do spend with your kids.
How can you tell if you’re taking your discipline techniques too far or not far enough? We've got some suggestions to help you ensure you parent positively
Social plans are just the thing to haul yourself out from under the covers! NOW is the time to think outside the box and make this winter the best one ever.
There’s no clever advice on how to avoid the charms of comfort food, but we’d like to pass on a few helpful tips to help you manage your weight during winter.
The 21st century dad is no longer satisfied with a supporting role in his kids’ lives, he’s stepping up and is proud to share the load with his baby mama.
Eagerly awaited by children but often dreaded by parents… yup, the winter school holidays are upon us! We share some ideas for fun things to do at home.
What to do when your mood is falling as fast as the thermometer? We have a few scientifically proven tricks to pull you through winter.
There are certainly ways to boost your child’s immune system which will result in a healthier child and fewer days off work for you.
As humans we crave, and desperately need physical touch. Studies show that touch has a profound effect on our health.
Going vegan or vegetarian may not be a new concept, but it is certainly gaining momentum. So, what is all the fuss about? Well, a quiet revolution has been
Childhood is typically viewed as a carefree, happy time. However, recent studies show that depression can affect even very young children.
Ayurveda literally means “knowledge of life” and is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on the balance between the mind, body, and spirit.
Going off the grid isn’t an option for most of us, but we can be more intentional with technology by using it for our benefit rather than being trapped by it.
Some healthcare professionals are prescribing walks in nature tas part of the “Nature Prescription” program aimed at improving patients’ health and happiness.
Are you longing to be that perfect couple again? That’s right, we’re talking about that relationship where you still lust over one another like lovesick teens!
Has your “till death do us part” become a little weathered by the world around you? We get it, life’s a race and we’re all running. Truth is post kids it can be hard to remember what it felt like to be “just the two of you”. Yup, reconciling the erotic and the domestic … not so easy!
We’ve all seen them, the couple who sit in the restaurant across from one another with nothing to say. When did it all become a little less fiery and more … well, friendly and dull?
Truth is relationships in every age group have their own challenges and these challenges will intensify over time. Dating guru and relationship expert James Preece says: “The most common reason for relationships to fail is because of a lack of effort.” If you nurture your relationship, chances are pretty good that you’ll feel more nurtured yourself.
So, if you’re worried about the couple side of your life, simply start with a few intentional moves:
- Affirm your love before the day begins. Before work, kids and fatigue; make sure that your partner feels your love. Begin the day with a great kiss, or at the very least a sincere “I love you.” This may sound simple, but it’s often the simple things that make the biggest difference.
- Schedule a date. I know, I know- big surprise. Date nights = everyone’s solution to emotional closeness, but seriously, finding the time to spend together is crucial. A 2012 study found that “couple time” has a decisive impact on the success of relationships.
- Touch often. Humans need physical contact; it’s one of our most basic needs! Any kiss over 5 seconds has wonderful possibilities …
- Have sex, ok this one is obvious.
- Share a hot Bev. Pick your poison – coffee, cocoa, tea – but do this every day, even if it’s just for 5 minutes in the morning. Make it a daily habit and it will give you a chance to connect even briefly.
- Check in during the work day - Send a text or email.
- Leave a note. It takes 3 minutes to jot something down. Who doesn’t like getting a handwritten love letter?
- Go green and shower together. Seriously – you can save time, enjoy each other’s company while saving the planet all at once!
- Sweat together. Working out together will kill two birds with one healthy stone. Studies show that 94% of couples stick to a fitness program when they do it together. Other research shows that sex is more enjoyable when you’re physically fit. Enough said.
- Ask this question every day. How was your day, hon? It may sound like a cliché, but studies show that couples who discuss recent positive events with each other experience increased feelings of intimacy.
- Say thank you and say it often. For taking out the trash or for going to work every day so that all of you can have a better life. Make sure that your partner knows that you appreciate him/her.
Love and connection is a choice; yeah, it truly is that simple.
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