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'Is My 6 Year Old Anxiously Attached?'

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 12.27.2016 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

I am worried about my 6-year-old daughter. She is a very emotional girl and has been since birth. From what I read she would be considered a "high needs" baby. She had colic way past the first year and was always clingy and uncomfortable with new and sometimes not new people.

You're Only As Troubled As The Relationship You're In

Kyle Benson | Posted 12.25.2016 | Divorce
Kyle Benson

"All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the [person] to which we are attached by love." -Baruch Spinoza Meet Steven. Steven h...

Is Your Past Controlling Your Life?

Lisa Firestone | Posted 11.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Lisa Firestone

Most of us have one of two ways of dealing with the past. Some of us try to bury it away. Our attitude is whatever happened happened; we can't change ...

Can Sexting Increase Relationship Satisfaction?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 09.27.2016 | Technology
Greater Good Science Center

By Jeremy Adam Smith News coverage of sexting tends to focus on the negative. When teens and politicians get caught exchanging nude pictures and las...

Can Mutual Gaze Get You A Forever Passionate Love?

Joy A. Dryer, Ph.D. | Posted 08.05.2016 | Science
Joy A. Dryer, Ph.D.

Mutual eye gaze between you and your partner can help you learn to read, to understand, and to know one another better.

3 Reasons Why You Fall For Emotionally Unavailable Partners

Kyle Benson | Posted 08.05.2016 | Divorce
Kyle Benson

The highs and lows of constant uncertainty in a relationship should not be mistaken for passion or love. They may feel like that, but they're not. Don't let emotionally unavailable people turn you on.

Asking For What You Need In A Relationship Isn't Needy, It's Sexy

Kyle Benson | Posted 07.15.2016 | Divorce
Kyle Benson

Far too often I work with guys that feel like they get walked on in their dating life. They're unsure if the person they like reciprocates those feelings back.

Can We Change In Our Relationships?

Lisa Firestone | Posted 06.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

"Can a person really change?" This is a question I hear a lot when people are talking about struggles in their relationships. They wonder if their par...

Where Our Relationship Patterns Come From

Lisa Firestone | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

In an ideal world, we would all be born with perfectly attuned parents who love us truly and are there for us whenever we need them, but who also give...

How To Survive Your Childhood Now That You're An Adult: The Path to Awakening and Authenticity

Ira Israel | Posted 09.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ira Israel

"People are always shouting they want to create a better future. It's not true. The future is an apathetic void of no interest to anyone. The past is ...

Resolving the Trauma You Didn't Know You Had

Lisa Firestone | Posted 05.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Lisa Firestone

Most of us wouldn't use the word trauma when telling our story. We may associate trauma with natural disaster, disease, war, loss or other extreme act...

Labels and Identities

Pratibha | Posted 04.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Pratibha

We often define ourselves by transient labels that do not speak to the unchangeable, infinite Self that inhabits within us all.

Let It Go! Improve Your Writing and Free Yourself From Attachment

Will Mathes | Posted 04.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Will Mathes

It's not uncommon for writers to occasionally get attached to certain words, phrases or passages, which inevitably feel essential to getting our message or story across. The problem with such "attachment" is we find ourselves disappointed when we're told (by editors or agents or publishers or readers), "That part didn't really work for me."

Why Do Breakups Hurt Some People More Than Others?

Lisa Firestone | Posted 03.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

However, certain people have the inherent tendency to suffer from romantic loss more than others, and research suggests that this might have something to do with our attachment style.

I Want! I Don't Want!

Jennifer Howd | Posted 03.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Howd

They say finding a new home is one of life's top stressors. They're right.

The Surprising Key to Resilience

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 03.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

The popular image of the resilient as invincible individuals, unattached and unaffected by loss could not be more wrong. They have more interpersonal awareness and empathy than most.

Releasing the Barriers to Love: An Interview With Tara Brach

Mark Matousek | Posted 03.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Matousek

What is the role of radical acceptance in intimate relationships? Tara Brach, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, lecturer and popular teacher of Buddhi...

Stumbling Through Lent: I Cling, Therefore I Am

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 03.09.2016 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

As I continue my rocky spiritual journey through Lent, I notice that I am still, as always, seriously guilty of what the Buddhists call clinging. Westerners might call it greed, getting attached to the temporal and earthly at the expensive of things eternal and divine. Greedy clinging is not good for you, wise folks of every tradition will tell you. It'll make you suffer.

How to Predict the Success or Failure of Your Relationship

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 02.25.2017 | Women
Vanessa Van Edwards

Have you ever noticed you are dating the same kind of person over and over again? This might not be your imagination or coincidence, it could be your Attachment Style.

The Healing of Very Young Love

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 01.26.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

Our first nine months of womb life are about being literally attached by the umbilical chord to the mother. This attachment supports survival with a ...

Stage Five Clinger: 5 Ways in Which Attachment Holds You Back From Happiness

Meredith Baker | Posted 12.31.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Meredith Baker

In accepting that all bad things in my life will come to an end, as well as all of the good things, an inner continuum of contentment and stillness is created. I try to enjoy situations and people in my life without attaching self-worth or happiness to these shifting factors.

Releasing the Barriers to Love: An Interview With Tara Brach

Mark Matousek | Posted 12.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Matousek

Tara Brach, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, lecturer and popular teacher of Buddhist mindfulness meditation. She is the author of Radical Acceptanc...

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 24. A Buddhist View of Attachment Parenting.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 11.11.2016 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

After all the warnings, I was duly scared about the sleep thing. And it's true. I have not slept more than a few hours in a row for months. But what nobody tells you is how much joy you feel.

What Is a Healthy Marriage?

Mindy Utay | Posted 10.29.2016 | Weddings
Mindy Utay

In yesterday's New York Times, Tara Parker-Pope wrote about a study on marriage and whether it is healthier to be married than single. There is a wel...

How Your Attachment Style Affects Your Parenting

Lisa Firestone | Posted 10.19.2016 | Parents
Lisa Firestone

As we look into our attachment history and the implications it may have for how we relate as adults, it's important to practice self-compassion. To change our attachment style will mean working on making sense of the most painful parts of our childhood.