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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.

A Spirituality That Embraces Feelings and Desires

John Amodeo, PhD | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
John Amodeo, PhD

Inquiring into what we're experiencing creates a climate for intimacy with ourselves and others. Spirituality is about being open and available. It's about connecting with the vibrant life that exists beyond our limited sense of self.

What Your Attachment Style Says About Your Outlook On Life

Lisa Firestone | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

What if we could identify the filter that shapes our perception of the world and change it so as to have a better life?

Is Your Technology Use Hurting Your Kids?

Lisa Firestone | Posted 07.06.2014 | Parents
Lisa Firestone

The usage of smart phones has overwhelmed the population, with people barely able to make it through dinner without texting, tweeting or surfing online. The problem is that checking in on Facebook often means checking out of whatever interaction you might have with the person sitting right across the table.

Activities for Raising Secure Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 07.05.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

In my two previous posts on the topic of raising secure children, I suggested that your words and actions have a powerful and direct impact on develop...

7 Strategies for Dealing With the Narcissist You Love

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Craig Malkin

If you've tried a more loving approach to sharing what hurts in your relationship, and the narcissist in your life still won't soften, you truly have done everything you can.

Be Here Now: Where Does Your Mind Go When Things Appear to Be Going Wrong?

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

I had caught myself red-handed, not practicing what I preach, and it was a delicious moment to be reminded of where my true peace and power lie -- within, not on the 405 freeway only when the conditions are just as I think they "should be."

When Love Is a Battlefield

Mindy Utay | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Mindy Utay

A spouse that has gone through attachment trauma needs a strong relationship more than ever. Avoid allowing a trauma to tear your marriage apart. Seek help from a professional and begin working towards a stronger relationship for both of you.