Healthy relationships and healthy love ultimately start with a healthy you.

Initially, it’s fun to play house with your partner, maybe get married, and do all of that new relationship stuff. But once life starts to throw you curveballs, how do you respond?

Unpleasant moments, stress, or relationship conflict might trigger you, creating a disconnect between you and your partner. You may not even realize that you’re reactive, tense, stressed, fearful, and unhappy.

In order for your relationship to feel healthy and good, you, as an individual, need to attend to your own mental and physical well-being.

So, how do you reverse your own unhealthy responses to life’s unpleasant moments? How do you let go of stress so that you can be present to those you love?

How do you respond mindfully instead of reacting mindlessly?

You can learn to train your brain to respond differently to hard situations, unexpected setbacks, external stressors, health problems, body pain, relational stress, and other hard experiences.

Below, I’ll highlight for you a powerful skill set to help you combat the various ways stress can impact your health, wellness, relationships and life.

“No one can live without experiencing some degree of stress all the time. You might think that only serious disease or intense physical or mental injury can cause stress. This is false. Crossing a busy intersection, exposure to a draft, or even sheer joy are enough to activate the body’s defense mechanisms to some extent”.  ~ Hans Selye

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