Valentine’s Day Advice: The New Science of Adult Attachment

Those of us who proclaim ourselves as natural parents are also advocates of attachment parenting.  But what about our partners?  Do we practice adult attachment?

A new book written by Amir Levine, M.D. and Rachel S.F. Heller, M.A. explores relationships. Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find-and Keep-Love is perfect for couples and singles to reflect upon this Valentine’s Day, if they so desire to examine their behaviors.  The premise of this book is that by identifying your attachment style, as well as that of your mate, and understanding how it affects your relationship, you will be able to build a sustainable life together.

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Dr. Gabor Mate on Attachment and Conscious Parenting [video]


Wise words from the author of Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers
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Want Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night? Try Harmony in Your Relationship

New parents’ biggest complaint is usually lack of sleep, especially if not co-sleeping with their babe.  They ask other parents for sleep training tips, and parents take pride when their babe is a good sleeper.  A new study sheds light on the importance of marital or partner harmony on baby’s ability to rest.

The Huffington Post reports:

More specifically, parental marital instability — and all the stress and strife that goes with it — when a baby is nine months old is linked to poor sleep behavior even nine months later. These new findings suggest babies are able to internalize parental discord before they are able to cognitively understand its implications.

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Breast Cancer Risk Intensified by Loneliness

Photo by bionicteachingLoneliness increases women's risk of breast cancer

Loneliness increases women's risk of breast cancer

Many of my friends of all ages have battled with breast cancer.  Often these woman seek out natural remedies to complement the aggressive western medicine treatments.  From yoga to acupuncture, alternative therapies offer some relief, including helping women take better care of themselves; however, companionship may be just as important.  A new study conducted on rats at the University of Chicago suggests, “Being lonely could more than treble a woman’s odds of developing breast cancer.”

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