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When relationships blow up [this is the research that helps me]

Sometimes it happens. Relationships blow up. We get triggered and make a mess of things. That certainly happened to me recently.  I didn’t mean for it to happen (we never do, generally). The trigger snuck up on me, hijacked me and threw my friend and I into disarray. What helps navigate the turmoil? More of […]

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Attach and Give Your Brain a Break – Jon Allen

Complex as they may be, the gist of the findings is elegant and important: the more the woman was on her own while she was feeling threatened, the greater the number of brain areas showing elevated activity. The brain was least active when the woman was holding her husband’s hand and most active when she had no hand to hold. Moreover, even though all couples had a good relationship, the women who were in a less satisfying relationship showed more elevated brain activity when holding their husband’s hand than those who were in a more satisfying relationship.

The Life of Little Oscar. Jane Goodall’s support of the movie Chimpanzee

Wanting to see the natural, native experience of attachment bonding? This lovely trailer  (I’m anticipating the movie/documentary) that director Alastair Fathergill and DisneyNature did on chimpanzees and three years in the life of little Oscar one of the chimpanzees in the forests of the  Ivory Coast and West Africa. Here’s a link to hear Jane […]

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