Simple Ways to Relieve Stress

 

 

 

The alarm blows like a siren, I leap out of bed.

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Was that meeting at eight or 9? And where did I put my work cell phone? Look under the pillow, on the dresser, under the bed, by the computer…nothing!

Now I’ll be late, and will certainly miss the bus. Run downstairs. ArgI bet it’s at the gym. Glance at the cell phone. No text. Why do they never get back to me?? Chew fingernails. How am I going to make this appointment?

I’m good at stressing out.

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Jeremi McManus  is a Relationship CoachPsychotherapist, and Couples Therapist who works with people who want more fulfilling and satisfying relationships. His own ups and downs in dating and relating were instrumental in leading him into this field. If you feel like you could use some perspective, he looks forward to hearing from you. Jeremi is a Licensed Psychotherapist and delighted to call San Francisco home.

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Secrets of Happy Couples

I’m always a little cautious when I see a title of an article claiming so much. But then I spent some time with this infographic that Happify has created and it is really solid. Not only have they culled really needed data for couples and relationships, they used great sources in the process.

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Want to find out what’s worth $105,000 in happiness per year? Enjoy!

Jeremi McManus  is a Relationship CoachPsychotherapist, and Couples Therapist who works with people who want more fulfilling and satisfying relationships. His own ups and downs in dating and relating were instrumental in leading him into this field. If you feel like you could use some perspective, he looks forward to hearing from you. Jeremi is a Licensed Psychotherapist and delighted to call San Francisco home.

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6 Tips for Happiness

Tal Ben-Shahar, AKA the most popular professor on Harvard campus, has noticed something that is often wrong with the perspective with many professionals in the psychology field. There is too much emphasis on what is wrong with us – our anxiety, our depression, our anger. Instead, he suggests, what if we flip all of this over and notice what’s good and the things that are working in our lives.

happy coupleLeigha Butler compiled these six tips from Ben-Shahar that you can do to increase happiness:

1. Give yourself permission to be human.

2. Simplify. Less is more.

3. Develop goals that fit for you.

4. Value your relationships, particularly the healthy ones.

5. Cultivate a connection between your body and mind.

6. Focus on the positive in your life.

The original article by Leigha is over at Elephant Journal and has even more good stuff in it.

Jeremi McManus  is a Relationship CoachPsychotherapist, and Couples Therapist who works with people who want more fulfilling and satisfying relationships. His own ups and downs in dating and relating were instrumental in leading him into this field. If you feel like you could use some support or perspective, he looks forward to hearing from you. Jeremi is a Licensed Psychotherapist and delighted to call San Francisco home.

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Favorite Quotes Lately

It’s so beautiful when someone can capture a thought or feeling or glimmer of wisdom in a few words. So I wanted to take a few moments to acknowledge a few that have really resonated with me lately, perhaps one will land with you as well.

No Need to be Perfect

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i have decided to stick with love

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making a big life change

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comparison is the thief

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Jeremi McManus  is a Relationship CoachPsychotherapist, and Couples Therapist who works with people who want more fulfilling and satisfying relationships. His own ups and downs in dating and relating were instrumental in leading him into this field. If you feel like you could use some perspective, he looks forward to hearing from you. Jeremi is a Licensed Psychotherapist and delighted to call San Francisco home.

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3 Keys to Strong Relationships

“Did they look impressed when I told them I had a Master’s degree? How many Facebook likes did I get on my new post? If I buy that pair of Seven jeans, will Tricia think I look good?”

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Any of this sound familiar? If it sounds like a day in the life of your thoughts, you’re certainly in good company.

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Jeremi McManus  is a Relationship CoachPsychotherapist, and Couples Therapist who works with people who want more fulfilling and satisfying relationships. His own ups and downs in dating and relating were instrumental in leading him into this field. If you feel like you could use some perspective, he looks forward to hearing from you. Jeremi is a Licensed Psychotherapist and delighted to call San Francisco home.

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You’re Worth It: 9 Health Gifts to Give Yourself

Thirty minutes may not be enough time to meet up for lunch, but it does give you enough time to pick up the phone and reconnect with someone you care about. Not only does catching up with a love one give your body a surge of natural feel-good chemicals, but it also gives you an opportunity to express gratitude toward the other person (which gives both parties feelings of happiness) and to invest in your “emotional bank account,” said Jeremi McManus, MFT, psychotherapist and relationship coach. “When we invest in somebody, they in turn invest back in us,” he said. “In reaching out or being there for them when they’re going through a tough time, we’re creating an emotion savings account for when we need that kind of support ourselves.”

You're Worth It

Check out the other 8 at Med Help.

 Jeremi McManus  is a Relationship CoachPsychotherapist, and Couples Therapist who works with people who want more fulfilling and satisfying relationships. His own ups and downs in dating and relating were instrumental in leading him into this field. If you feel like you could use some perspective, he looks forward to hearing from you. Jeremi is a Licensed Psychotherapist and delighted to call San Francisco home.

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Happiness is Love. Full Stop.

In a study that was 75 years in the making, Harvard just released the results on what men need to live a happy life. (If you’re wondering when the one for women comes out, me too!) The 20 million dollar Grant Study, as it is known, pointed to the straight-forward conclusion they sum up with “Happiness is love. Full stop.” George Vaillant headed the study for the past 30 years and published the results in his new book, Triumphs of Experience:

…the people who do well in old age did not necessarily do so well in midlife, and vice versa.  While the study confirms that recovery from a lousy childhood is possible, memories of a happy childhood are a lifelong source of strength.  Marriages bring much more contentment after age 70, and physical aging after 80 is determined less by heredity than by habits formed prior to age 50.  

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the study also finds a powerful correlation between the warmth of your relationships and the health and happiness you enjoy in later years. In his findings, Vaillant reflects that the 58 men who scored highest on this measurement of “warm relationships” earned an average of $141k a year more during their peak salary years then the 31 men who scored lowest on WR. High scorers on this scale were also 3x’s more likely to have the kind of success that landed them in Who’s Who.

Find out more about the study’s findings and listen to a brief interview with George Vaillant here.

Jeremi McManus  is a Relationship CoachPsychotherapist, and Couples Therapist who works with people who want more fulfilling and satisfying relationships. His own ups and downs in dating and relating were instrumental in leading him into this field. If you feel like you could use some perspective, he looks forward to hearing from you. Jeremi is a Licensed Psychotherapist and delighted to call San Francisco home.

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