Shania Twain was able to overcome heartbreak and find love again with her new husband Imagine you are on the top of the world. You have sold over 100 million albums. You are married to one of the world's most famous record producers, the one person who has almost single handedly, supported and guided you on your path to superstar success. And then one day you find out he is having an affair with your best friend? Think that would turn your world upside down?
Journaling can be described as keeping a diary, getting your thoughts out of your head and onto paper, or reflecting on your emotions by writing them down. Want to know my definition? The acceleration of progress! I say this because after introducing an on-line journal into my health coaching practice, I immediately noticed an interesting correlation; the clients that were journaling consistently saw greater results than the clients who were not journaling.
Typically attachment research focuses on birth-18 months, but you can bond with your kids at any age Most of us know that a secure attachment to an attuned parent contributes enormously to a child’s developing sense of self, emotional resilience, and capacity for intimacy. Research has shown that when a child forms a strong attachment with a stable and loving caregiver in the first five years of life, his psychological health will be influenced for the better.
A couple weeks ago, we went out to Enchanted Rock, a pink granite boulder rising 425 feet above the ground, covering 640 acres of beautiful Texas Hill Country. We hiked the quick 10 minutes to the top and walked to every edge, looking down over the fields of sage and cedar and crawling between rocks and in small caves. We were tickled, well-PINK because it was a huge difference from a few years ago when we made that hike and it struck terror in my heart! The slant of the rock had me almost crawling to the top and the edges gave me vertigo.
10 tips to create kids with healthy attachment and secure bonding with their parents. 10 tips to create kids with healthy attachment and secure bonding with their parents. Children are sponges. As cliché as it may sound, there isn’t a better visual metaphor. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and as a parent of two children, it is my opinion that today’s society is still in need of educating parents about the profound necessity for secure attachments between a parent and a child.
In the race against time, who is winning-you or time? What tracks has chasing time left across your life? Gray hair? Wrinkles? Extra padding around your middle? Acid reflux? Kids that don't talk to you? Guilt over missed school and family events? A Google search for "time management" yields 129,000,000 results. Individually and as organizations, we spend millions on books, DVDs, courses and coaches to help us manage our time in hopes that it will improve our productivity, bottom line and peace of mind.
Generally speaking, you can leave two women in a busy doctor's waiting room and by the time they're called for their appointments, they know each other's life story and have traded phone numbers. That's female bonding at work. On the other hand, when two women are competing for a man or vying for resources for their children, things can get quite nasty. That's female competition.
Is your relationship/marriage in credit card debt? Trying to keep up with your neighbors & friends? Is keeping up with the Joneses ruining your marriage? I have three very close friends. I have known these friends for over 20 years. They are supportive of me and I of them. One of the reasons I love them most is because there has never been a need for us to compete over “stuff.” They don’t host Botox parties; boast breast enlargements, and diamonds that cost more than a down payment on a car. They are real, and they help “ground” me when I am with them.
An apology needs to validate feelings, show accountability, and give assurance it won't happen again You screwed up. You inadvertently stepped on your sweetheart’s toes. Or you were in a foul mood and behaved accordingly. Or you were a knucklehead and said or did the wrong thing. Now it’s time to make amends. You know from experience that simply saying, “I’m sorry!” doesn’t cut it even if you really are sorry. So, how do you express regret in a way that your sweetie not only gets it, but is willing to forgive you?
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