relationship strengthening affirmations

Relationship Strengthening Affirmations

Everything we say and do is an affirmation of our life. Negative statements and feelings affirm and reinforce the negative beliefs and circumstances of our life. While positive statements and feelings affirm and reinforce the positive.

When you repeat a positive statement with the accompanying positive emotion and belief your brain registers that experience as being true. This reinforces your thoughts, emotions, and beliefs, which in turn triggers your actions and responses.

“It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.” – Claude M. Bristol

It’s important to activate both the positive thought and the positive feeling behind your intention if you want to create something different than what you are currently experiencing. Thoughts are the language of your brain and feelings are the language of your body, together they create the reality of your life’s experiences. Activated together they can create change.

“When you hold clear, focused thoughts about your purpose, accompanied by your passionate emotional engagement, you broadcast a stronger electromagnetic signal that pulls you toward a potential reality that matches what you want.”
– Dr. Joe Dispenza, author of “Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself”


Positive affirmations, which are positive declarations of what you desire, can be used to strengthen and create positive qualities in your relationship. Read the affirmations below, or create your own, to create the relationship you desire.

10 Affirmations for Strengthening Loving, Joyful, and Intimate Relationships

(Click the hearts to Tweet the affirmations)

love heart relationshipI am in a loving and supportive relationship.


love heart relationshipMy spouse hears and understands my needs.


love heart relationshipI communicate clearly and effectively with my partner.


love heart relationshipEach and every day my love grows stronger in many ways.


love heart relationshipI forgive the past and move forward with joy and love.


love heart relationshipI am sexually fulfilled in a passionate, loving, intimate relationship.


love heart relationshipEach day is a new adventure to learn and grow together.


love heart relationshipAs I take the time to nurture myself I nurture and strengthen my relationship.


love heart relationshipMy relationship is filled with abundance and prosperity.


love heart relationshipPeace, joy, and love abound in my relationship.


Affirming the positive, loving relationship you want on a daily basis with a clear intention and feeling will strengthen your relationship and help you create the partnership you desire.

By Carolyn Almendarez

I want to hear from you. What are your favorite relationship affirmations? Share in the comments below.

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8 Tools To Eliminate Irritability

We’ve all had those days when we feel irritable. The littlest of things are ripe for conflict. We get into fights with our spouse and yell at our children. Our family, friends, and co-workers annoy us. Everything seems to be difficult and life in general feels miserable.

This unpleasant feeling is our body’s way of telling us that something is out of balance in our emotional, physiological, or relational life. Irritability can come from a variety of sources including fatigue, hunger, hormone imbalance, vitamin D deficiency, low-blood sugar, and emotional stress.

Most of the time we can turn our irritability around with some good self-care and nurturing. But sometimes irritability is trying to get our attention to take care of medical or emotional problems that need professional care. Here are some guidelines for keeping irritability at bay. Continued

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50 Habits of Healthy, Happy, Peaceful People

50 Habits Of Healthy, Happy, Peaceful People

Healthy, happy, peaceful people are a delight to be around. They’re full of vitality, energy, and have glowing radiant skin. They’re serene and grounded, and see the best in you and me. They live life to the fullest and find joy in everyday living.

Wouldn’t you like to be a healthy, happy, peaceful person too?

Healthy, happy, peaceful people practice daily habits of spiritual, emotional, nutritional, and physical health to achieve optimal health and happiness.

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle click to tweet

Here are 50 habits of healthy, happy, peaceful people that you can follow to create your own life of peace, health, and happiness.

spiritual habits, inner peace

Spiritual Habits

They trust their intuition and follow their inner guidance

They meditate and connect with inner peace

They spend time connecting with nature

They give their worries to God or the universe to take care of

They share their gifts and talents

They forgive themselves and others daily

They believe in possibilities

They live for the moment and in the present

They connect with the divine in themselves and others

They trust a higher power will guide them and help them navigate life

They believe in themselves

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Emotional Habits

They laugh everyday

They spend time with friends

They talk positively to themselves and others

They do what makes them feel happy

They express their thoughts and feelings

They take time for creativity and play

They love and nurture themselves

They show kindness and love to themselves and others

They ask for help when needed

They are accepting of themselves and others, flaws and all

They know how to quiet their mind

They set goals and intentions, and then take actions to complete them

They are continually learning, discovering, and expanding their mind

They take vacations from work

They are not afraid to say, “I love you” “thank you” and “I’m sorry”

They spend quality time with loved ones

They have healthy, supportive, loving relationships

They like themselves

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Nutritional Habits

They eat their greens

They eat foods that give them vitality and energy

They avoid refined sugars, white flours, and processed foods

They drink plenty of water

They eat nutrient dense foods

They eat foods that harmonize with their body

They frequent farmer’s markets and organic food co-ops

They love buying and eating fresh organic produce and food

They take time to enjoy and savor their meals

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Physical Habits

They get nightly refreshing sleep

They make exercise fun

They love and nurture their body

They take time for rest and rejuvenation

They move and stretch their bodies daily

They are flexible in body and mind

They make life an adventure

They have good poop

Their inner beauty is as important as their outer beauty

They treat their body with love

They share and receive love and affection

They have lots of great sex

By Carolyn Almendarez

Which of these habits will you start today? Share in the comments below.

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The Power of Affirmations

Affirmations are positive phrases of what you would like to be or like to have in life. They keep your mind focused on the end goal you desire to reach. They help you to overcome obstacles and doubts that distract you from your goals such as fear, negativity, false reality appearing real, misconceptions, and old thoughts and beliefs that can easily derail you from becoming and doing what you want in life.

It’s like the childhood story of The Little Engine That Could. To give her strength to conquer the mountain she repeated the affirmation “I think I can” “I think I can” over and over until she made it over the mountain. Continued

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Bathroom Break Benefits

Having to stop and leave what you are doing to go to the bathroom can feel like an annoying inconvenience and waste of time. But today I’m going to tell you why bathroom breaks are a wonderful gift to your body, mind, and soul. After reading this you’ll celebrate every time your body gives you that special little signal.

Bathroom breaks teach us to take breaks in life. When our bodies are ready to release the waste it no longer needs it forces us to stop whatever we are doing to take care of it. This can be irritating when you’re watching TV or trying to meet a work deadline. But this bathroom break is very beneficial to you.

Physiologically your body empties out toxins and chemical waste making your body feel clearer and more energized. Stepping away from whatever you were focusing on to go to the bathroom mentally frees your mind to take a break from thinking. This change in environment provides a change in scenery and visual stimulation. Taking a break rejuvenates your mind making you more creative and productive when you return.

Bathroom breaks also allow you to regroup your thoughts and evaluate what you are working on. It is an easy and healthy way to step back and see your work from a different prospective. Your bathroom break gives you a chance to generate creative and effective solutions to the projects you are working on and the problems you are facing. It can also re-energize yourself to turn off the TV and go do something creative, productive, or fun.

Walking to the bathroom increases the oxygen and blood flow to your brain and body making you more alert and clear headed. The movements of sitting, standing, and walking move and stretch your bones and muscles increasing your flexibility and energy. Moving your body increases your energy, alertness, productivity, and creativity.

Bathroom breaks force us to pause and spend a moment in mindful meditation. Your brief exchange with the toilet is a great time for deep breathing and peaceful Zen moments. Bathroom breaks can be a great time to slow down, calm your mind and refresh yourself making yourself more productive and energized for the rest of your day.

The best lesson bathroom breaks teach is a healthy pattern of releasing the old to make room for the new.

Physiologically our bodies take in food, process the chemicals and nutrients to give our bodies energy and cell development, stores what it may need for later, and then releases whatever is no longer needed or useful. This is a wonderful metaphor for how we should live our lives — take in what is good for us, hang on to what may be beneficial in the near future, and release or let go of all that is no longer needed or useful in our lives. Just as the body releases the old to make room for the new so should we in our minds, homes, and relationships. Release the old and no longer needed to give space for the new and the good to enter.

So as you can see, it’s time to release the belief that bathroom breaks are an inconvenient evil of being human. Bathroom breaks are a perfect time for rejuvenation, exercise, and meditation. Bathroom breaks are part of a healthy pattern of releasing the old and making room for the new and vital. Embrace this bodily gift and maximize the benefits to your body, mind, and soul.

By Carolyn Almendarez

I want to hear from you. Share how bathroom breaks have benefited you in the comments below.

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