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

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 11.11.2015 | 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 10.29.2015 | 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 10.20.2015 | 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.

Survival Strategies for Those Who Are Anxious in Relationships

Josh Korda | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Josh Korda

I'm sure you've heard all the guidance popularized by 'Find Your Ideal Partner" self-help books--perhaps most famously promoted in a bestseller called...

The Enduring Legacy of Motherhood

Helen Davey | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Helen Davey

In this world of thousands of how-to books, chattering experts on television, and workshops on how to raise a secure child, sometimes the most profoun...

The Walls My Heart Built

Christina Romo | Posted 08.06.2015 | Women
Christina Romo

One day, my walls will come down. But, for now, my heart remains protected and imprisoned--waiting for the day when the feelings of security are able to calm the overwhelming fears and the feelings of pain and loss are no more.

7 Ways Your Childhood Affects How You Parent

Lisa Firestone | Posted 07.31.2015 | Parents
Lisa Firestone

Most parents who look into the eyes of their brand new baby see whatever lies ahead as a clean slate. Nothing turns our focus more toward the future than having a child.

7 Reasons To Love Your Dog Like a Baby

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 07.23.2015 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

You want a well-mannered dog. Really you do. But you worry that dog training will hurt the loving bond you share. Even the act of securing a leash and forcing your dog to walk in step feels cruel and restrictive. Dog training is okay for dogs but not for your baby.

Everyone Should Be Required to See "Inside Out"

Mark Baer | Posted 07.13.2015 | Entertainment
Mark Baer

I want to take this opportunity to thank all those involved in the production and development of Disney•Pixar's film "Inside Out." The film is named "Inside Out" because it is about the inner workings of the mind, which controls how people behave.

Become the Strongest Version of Yourself: An Interview with Strength Camp Founder Elliott Hulse

Jairek Robbins | Posted 07.06.2015 | Business
Jairek Robbins

This interview is going down in the books as one of our all-time favorites. Period.

Love Avoidance: Dance Partner to Love Addiction

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 06.22.2015 | Women
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

Where the sex addict seeks to medicate his or her pain with episodes of sexual gratification and acting out, including promiscuity, using porn, exhibitionism or voyeurism, the love addict is more concerned with emotional gratification.

A Short, Sweet Season of Childhood

Christine French Cully | Posted 06.02.2015 | Parents
Christine French Cully

Whatever you call it -- a lovey, a comfort object, a transitional love object or TLO, as a former preschool teacher I know says -- that special object to which a baby or toddler attaches is a big deal.

Sherri Shepherd Is Baby LJ's Real Mother: And It's Time She Starts Mothering

Rachel Garlinghouse | Posted 06.29.2015 | Parents
Rachel Garlinghouse

No matter who a judge deems as "right," no matter which party loses his or her case, the truth is, the person who will be most impacted, to either his detriment or his benefit, is the child.

How to Read Your Newborn's Cues for 'Engage With Me!' and 'I Need a Break!'

Tracy Cutchlow | Posted 04.25.2015 | Parents
Tracy Cutchlow

I was leaning over my newborn on a play mat, laughing and cooing, when baby suddenly turned her head to the left, lost in a million-mile stare.

5 Ways to Know if He's the One

George Sachs, Psy.D. | Posted 04.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
George Sachs, Psy.D.

This is the season of soulmates. Couples are jockeying for space in candlelit restaurants, trying to find the right mood to share sweet-nothings and c...

Meditation 101: A Multi-Step Process

Ko Im | Posted 04.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Ko Im

Beware of extremes and delusions. Recognize everything is an illusion. Along those lines -- perception is not reality, it is deception. Emptiness is not nothingness but is the real nature of phenomena; it is the way things really are as opposed to the way they appear.

How Can We Find Hope When Our Children Are Suffering?

Allison Carmen | Posted 01.18.2015 | Parents
Allison Carmen

I am attached to my children. My desire for my children to be well, happy and peaceful will not waiver. I felt the strength of this commitment especially last summer, when my oldest daughter sustained a head injury.

Release Attachments and Finally Become Free!

Erin Cox | Posted 12.23.2014 | Divorce
Erin Cox

Attachment is a basic human emotion. Think of the way a newborn becomes attached to her mother and those who love, feed, and care for her while she is...

Wheelchair Wisdom: Guideposts to Mastery

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached. Simone Weil As I wrote here last month, o...

Life Lessons From Burning Man

Francesca Hogi | Posted 11.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Francesca Hogi

I don't plan to start burning my possessions or deconstructing my very home anytime soon. However, I do plan to practice the art of releasing my attachments when the time has come to move on.

Is Online Video Gaming a Haven for the Insecure?

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

What this research yielded challenges to a significant extent the popular belief that "excessive" online gaming is psychologically harmful, or that "gamers" lack social skills. What they found was that social skills were not predictive of devoting more time to online gaming.

How We Use Social Networking, Part 4: Are You Socially Anxious or Avoidant?

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

Psychologists have long been interested in the concept of attachment, which has its origins in childhood experiences, primarily with those who raise u...

One Surprising Reason We Sabotage Love

Lisa Firestone | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

We can learn what drives contemporary behavior by shining a spotlight on our past. In doing so, we're not dwelling on what happened to us or letting it rule our lives. Rather, we are taking control of our present.

Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on Death and Impermanence

Judith Johnson | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

While I am not a Buddhist, I find the Tibetan Buddhist teachings on death a source of great wisdom and potential liberation -- particularly for thos...

Resilience: How Adapting to Stress Can Make Us Better Parents

Nancy Rappaport | Posted 07.19.2014 | Parents
Nancy Rappaport

I'm going to tell you something that is hard to believe. Psychologists can predict what kind of parents we'll be by how we talk about childhood.