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Terrific review of Attachment Theory – in NYT by Kate Murphy

Yes, It’s Your Parents’ Fault By  KATE MURPHY JAN. 7, 2017 nytimes.com | Jan. 7, 2017 We live in a culture that celebrates individualism and self-reliance, and yet we humans are an exquisitely social species, thriving in good company and suffering in isolation. More than anything else, our intimate relationships, or lack thereof, shape and define […]

Breathing rhythm affects fear and memory

  Summary: A new study reports the rhythm of your breathing can influence neural activity that enhances memory recall and emotional judgement. reprinted from: http://neurosciencenews.com/memory-fear-breathing-5699/ Source: Northwestern University. Breathing is not just for oxygen; it’s now linked to brain function and behavior. Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered for the first time that the rhythm of […]

Give Up. When all else fails, just give up

Give up? Yup. You read it correctly. I felt that way recently when I felt threatened in a conversation.I couldn’t make sense of the confusing messages I was picking up. That always throws me off. I lose connection to myself and to what’s going on around me.. I wasn’t really being threatened, was I?  What I did know is […]

31+Days of Gratitude: Lessons Learned

Research tells us that gratitude can give us a better life. With that in mind, I practiced 31 days of gratitude during which I realized I’m grateful to be on the path with you, inspired by you.  I’m grateful for the healing path attachment theory points us to. Hopefully this simple video expresses my gratitude. […]

Still Here: Caregivers and Dementia [Safe Space Radio Special]

    This hour-long special on Safe Space Radio is about the unspoken challenges of caring for a family member with dementia. The show explores the experience of ambiguous loss, where the person is both here and not here at the same time. Through stories, we explore why caregivers have such high rates of isolation […]

What to do when triggered …..

   After a life of living with shame I know it’s possible to heal. For fun, I created a “calling card” with my current status! Find out more at the Brattleboro Retreat Workshop, September 23, 2016 Recently we had some beloved family over who have a 15 year old son.  It was wonderful to see them. […]

Healing Power of Compassion in Men’s Lives ~ Edward Adams

Dr. Edward Adams talks about how to elicit men’s compassion towards themselves and others. I met Ed Adams at a Compassion Focused Therapy workshop led by Paul Gilbert.  This post was previously published in the Good Men Project.  Post reprinted with permission from Edward Adams. Ben was a wounded man. His wife divorced him to marry […]

Shame Heals?

Shame Heals?

“Shame, this horrible overwhelming experience that takes me down, you’re telling me this can lead me to healing?   Now I know you’ve gone off the deep end.” If you’re looking for this article — I goofed! Here’s the link for that one : click here   Christina, a long term client of mine, certainly wasn’t […]

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