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"When someone has an anxious attachment style, they may be more likely to feel insecure toward their partner.""Self-care is central to living a life that’s productive, fulfilling, and that you feel good about." #selfcareWhat Is Good Self-Care, and Why You Deserve It
Did your parents have a hard time loving you? This article may explain why:"Once our kid reaches adolescence, it’s easy to feel like we’ve switched roles, and they have the power." #parenting
Why We Need to Teach Kids Emotional Intelligence"A recent study showed that people were significantly more likely to accomplish their goals if they wrote them down" You Single for the Right Reasons?
"It’s hard advice for many #parents to take, but sometimes we have to let kids be.""Self-care is just as important as hard work to foster a healthy, meaningful life." Over Relationship Insecurity
"One of the most effective ways to separate from our past is to create a coherent narrative.""When you take good care of yourself, you feel better, and you function better." #selfcareUnderstanding Loneliness and Self-shame we work and live well without burning ourselves out?
Why Do Break Ups Hurt Some People More than Others? to announce upcoming eCourse with @PsychAlive on Making Sense of Your Life. Learn more or sign up here:
Retweeted by PsychAliveHow to Become More Adult and Successful in Your Life" When we cut off our emotions, we become numb to life. We lack direction or meaning."
Resolving the Trauma You Didn’t Know You Had - via @PsychAlive
Retweeted by PsychAliveResolving the Trauma You Didn’t Know You Had #trauma"Children are quick to internalize or blame themselves for the traumatic events they experience.""Allowing ourselves to fully experience our feelings can help us sort out what we really want and think." to Do When Your Teen Pushes You Away #TEENS
"Emotions shape every area of our lives, including who we are and how we function."’s Wrong with Needing to Be the Best we don’t look at our past, we're more likely to hold on to negative beliefs about ourselves that limit our lives.
"The more our kids feel like what they think and feel will be accepted by us, the better.""Self-care means adopting a mindset that makes your physical and mental health a priority."
Change Your Attachment Style to Have a Better Life you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. via @psychalive
Retweeted by PsychAlive"Bullying is no longer limited to the school playground." You Feel or Flee Your Emotions?
"No matter how often we try to tell you ourselves that the past is in the past, our history continues to affect us.""The inner voice undermines us and limits our capacity to pursue and accomplish the things we want in life." article! Practice non-judgment w/ # emotions.
Retweeted by PsychAliveBeyoncé Got it Right! Forgiveness is good for YOU According to Science - via @PsychAlive
Retweeted by PsychAliveThe Key to Good Self-Care
"Research shows that when we fail to process large & small traumas of our past, we can become stuck in our pain.""Forgiveness is the final act of love." ~Beyonce"When we avoid our feelings, we tune out important clues as to who we are.""Like it or not, our childhood has a lot to do with how we parent."
"So much of how we treat our adolescents and teenagers has more to do with us than with them.""Parents who excessively push their kids to succeed don’t realize the anxiety & self-doubt they’re imposing on them" about Bullying and Mental Health
"We can all learn strategies to increase our tolerance for emotion." to Tame Your Inner Critic Are So Many Parents Limited in Loving Their Children? - via @PsychAlive
Retweeted by PsychAlive"To a great extent, we live in a culture that resists and fears emotion.""Within this deep and terrible suffering, we have an ability to recover, make peace and move on."
Why Are So Many Parents Limited in Loving Their Children?"Much has been said about Beyoncé’s “Lemonade,” amidst its powerful themes lie a crucial message about forgiveness." an Open Relationship Actually Work?
Can an Open Relationship Actually Work?"No matter how great a parent you’ve been, at some point, your #teenager will pull away from you."
7 Ways Your Childhood Affects How You Parent"Tell someone else how much you appreciate them, being able to be open and honest is great for self worth." We Need to Teach Kids Emotional Intelligence
New studies of perfectionism reveal a darker side to this typically positive-seeming quality..."In a trusted environment where emotions are talked about openly, most kids will speak freely about their feelings." a Trauma Survivor: Understanding Childhood Trauma's Impact On Relationships - via @PsychAlive
Retweeted by PsychAlive"Be the change you want to see in your child."
"Pretty much as soon as they’re verbal, children can be taught to identify and communicate their feelings." @TeresaA123 "It is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy.” ~ David Steindl-RastHow Your Attachment Style Affects Your Parenting"We can separate from the insecurities & self-protective defenses that served us as children but hurt us as adults." studies have found gratitude is linked to: Greater happiness Better health Better sleep More self-esteem
Can You Trust Your Own Perceptions?"We've inevitably been influenced by both the strengths and weaknesses our primary caretakers brought to the table." The Secret to a Healthy Relationship
"Adolescents & teens have a natural tendency to want to separate from their parents & seek psychological autonomy." – Reading Between the Lines: What does your life narrative reveal about you?"We can feel complete within ourselves, while still looking for someone with whom we can feel secure." Your Attachment Style Impacts Your Relationship - via @PsychAlive
Retweeted by PsychAliveWhy Do Break Ups Hurt Some People More than Others? - via @PsychAlive
Retweeted by PsychAlive"Forgiveness is a key component to a healthy relationship, because, let’s face it, people are not perfect."
"Narcissism should not be confused with high self-esteem.""Certain people have the inherent tendency to suffer from romantic loss more than others, and research suggests..." Webinar with Bonnie Goldsetine, April 12 – Teaching Kids and Families Emotionsal Wellbeing
What to Do When Your Teen Pushes You Away"There are many strategies to manage anxiety, as well as techniques to understand and challenge its roots."
Read this article to understand how attachment style can influence a break up: #breakup #attachment"I find that when I am mindful, I feel everything more fully." eCourse with @DrDanSiegel and @DrLisaFirestone watch the promo or sign up here about what to do if you HATE your life:
"Our earliest attachments significantly contribute to the puzzle of how we relate to others in our lives.""What gives a person’s life meaning is as unique to that person as their fingerprint.""Self-esteem isn’t about telling kids that everything they do is terrific."
"There’s incredible value in learning to communicate what you want.""We must strive to live our own lives rather than the lives prescribed by our parents, our families or our society." to Overcome the Fear of Failure"When we stop judging our experiences, we are able to become less defensive and less reactive..."
"Saying what you want is actually a powerful tool to end a fight." Your Own Life"When you don’t know what you want, you’re like a ship without a rudder."
"“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions." ~Dalai Lama"Ample research has shown that meditation helps manage anxiety, depression and pain.""We push ourselves to excel... But few people end up living a life they enjoy by striving full-tilt all the time." You a Narcissist? #InfoGraphic"So much of how we treat our adolescents and #teenagers has more to do with us than with them. "