You know that happy couple that’s so blissfully in love they never have an ounce of stress and spend every single second just hearting each other to pieces with no mixed feelings? Yeah, me neither. Because that couple doesn’t exist. Every single relationship involves some level of stress. Money, relationship status, in-laws, friends, social situations, basically anything and everything can bring stress into your relationship. So here are 10 ways to get your relationship-related stress a little more under control. Hope they help you out.
Category Archives: Wellness
Gather up a group of your girlfriends and head out of town to ring in the new year gal pal style. Here are some ideas on where to go.
The holiday season is wonderful, and I’m especially into holiday cheer this year. But those weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve are full of activities, parties, socializing and thinking about other people. And while all of that stuff is clearly fun, it can be easy to forget about yourself during the holiday season.
Now that it’s over, take some much needed you time. I say go ahead and take a night (or two), curl up on your couch and watch some amazing chick flicks. Sounds great, right? Here are my favorite chick flicks right now, if you need some Netflix inspiration.
Every year I remind myself to eat healthy during the holiday season. I made it through Halloween with collateral damage, but it wasn’t a complete disaster. Of course, we all have our own definition of collateral damage, mine being “approximately six peanut butter cups.” In any case, I made it into late November relatively unscathed, and then, suddenly, we came upon that four-day weekend synonymous with over-eating, black Friday and football (in no particular order).
Unfortunately, I didn’t get any pumpkin pie in Dallas, so I decided to eat 3/4 of an entire pie afterward but not until I had a giant piece of stromboli first. It’s a good thing I chased it all down with diet Coke, no less than 20 of them. This wasn’t just a bad diet weekend — this was the equivalent of a diet nuclear meltdown!
Holidays are a time when family seems to be at the center of mealtime, and relationships can accidentally get left on the back burner. Well, PattiKnows readers, let’s make the effort to move our pots around for a night and cook our honey a special meal during the holidays. And why not super-charge the sexiness of this romantic meal by using aphrodisiacs as ingredients? While there’s no hard and fast science behind aphrodisiacs actually leading to actual increased sex drive, I say it sure can’t hurt. So here are some aphrodisiacs and some quick ideas on how to cook them up.
I’ve been going to the same gym at approximately the same time of day for years now. Which means that I’ve seen many of the same people day after day, week after week, year after year. With the exception of looking a few years older, many of them look exactly the same. Some of them even look fatter and in worse shape than ever before. Back in the day, my high school baseball coach used to scream, “If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what you’re getting.” Too bad he doesn’t work at the gym; those words of wisdom could really help some of these people right about now.
If you feel your workouts are stagnating, here are a couple of tips to get you back on track.