When you first fall in love, every moment you spend with that special someone feels like a lifetime. Even a glance and a smile can seem to last for hours. But as time goes by, let's face it, relationships change. You have places to go and people to see, children to raise and careers to manage. The rest of the world can start to slip in between you and the one you love. It takes practice to remain deeply connected and truly intimate with someone - but it doesn't need to take up all of your free time.With the simple practices in this book, readers will be able to really connect with the people they love most in as little as five minutes a day. Using simple techniques drawn from mindfulness practice, each of these intimate and fun activities will help readers feel closer, more connected, and more deeply in love with their intimates. The meditations, affirmations, and observations will foster gratitude, kindness, trust, and empathy. In the course of these practices, readers can learn new ways to deal with conflict and daily stress.
Jeffrey Brantley, MD, is a consulting associate in the department of psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University, and the founder and director of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program at Duke Integrative Medicine. He has done multiple radio, television, and print media interviews regarding the MBSR program at Duke. He is author of Calming Your Anxious Mind and coauthor of Daily Meditations for Calming Your Anxious Mind, FiveGood Minutes, Five Good Minutes in the Evening, Five Good Minutes at Work, Five Good Minutes with the OneYou Love, and Five Good Minutes in Your Body.
Wendy Millstine, NC, is a freelance writer and certified holistic nutrition consultant who specializes in diet and stress reduction. With Jeffrey Brantley, she is coauthor of the Five Good Minutes(R) series, Daily Meditations for Calming Your Anxious Mind, and True Belonging. Millstine is also coauthor of Calming the Rush of Panic. She lives in Santa Rosa, CA.