|ADHD & Marriage - Weekly Marriage Tip - February 22, 2012|
Heart to Heart
Tips for Thriving in your Marriage
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“Chuck wrote me last night that the ChappyWrap was a wonderful surprise and he was wrapped up in it drinking red wine and watching his TV show. He has had a rough time lately and I knew the Chappy would truly soothe his soul as it has mine so many times”.
- Karen Leigh Heller, about a special blanket she gave to a friend
Small Comforts in Life
We all benefit from thinking of ways to soothe ourselves in difficult times. I’ve worked with clients who have: created “escape places” where they could find some calm time away from their family obligations; ‘made a date’ with a hot bath and a good book; walked in the woods for solace; learned how to meditate; played an instrument or sung to calm themselves (well, ok, that would be me!); made a habit of visiting the local coffee bar with the Sunday morning paper. Maybe because it’s winter in Boston, I really like the image of receiving a soft, warm blanket to snuggle under to soothe your soul.
What’s your version of self-soothing? Do you have a special space to retreat to in your home or community? If not, you might consider finding one.
(For purposes of full disclosure, I am a friend of the person who created ChappyWrap blankets and I own a couple that I love. They are wonderful, soft and comforting, and if you are interested, you can find their products here. I get no compensation, financial or otherwise, if you buy one.)
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