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Book Review: The Attachment Bond

Book Review: The Attachment Bond
Attachment is often described as a process that acts like a blueprint for our relationships. What we learn in our first – and most formative – relationship becomes the basis for every subsequent relationship we have, and we either spend the rest of our lives enjoying the benefits of secure attachments, or trying to fill the holes in our insecure attachments. In her new book, The Attachment Bond: Affectional Ties Across the Lifespan, Virginia M. Shiller, a licensed psychologist and assistant professor at Yale University Child Study Center explores the enduring emotional and relation...
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Book Review: Finally Out

Book Review: Finally Out
There are many things that make life challenging for homosexual men, and coming out is certainly one of them. However, coming out late in life has its own unique set of challenges. In his new book, Finally Out: Letting Go Of Living Straight, Loren A. Olsen draws upon his own experiences as a self-described late-blooming gay man and psychiatrist who often treats men like himself. His book explores the question: Why do some mature men find it so difficult to come out? “All memories are but reconstructions, but what I can affirm without qualification or reservation is that, until I was forty, I h...
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Book Review: Baffled By Love

Book Review: Baffled By Love
Love is what everyone wants. And yet when those who are supposed to love us do just the opposite, the effects ripple throughout our lives, in both our relationships with others and our relationships with ourselves. In Baffled By Love: Stories of the lasting Impact of Trauma Inflicted by Loved Ones, author Laurie Kahn dives deep into the lives of the many who have been traumatized, confused, and terrified by love. And ultimately, healed by it too. “Even gifted clinicians quickly discover that what they learned in school does not suffice in practice,” writes Laurie Kahn, who is a pioneer in the ...
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Book Review: The Genogram Casebook

Book Review: The Genogram Casebook
We are social creatures. Perhaps more than anything, our relationships with our family members and friends define us. Healthy relationships bolster us and help us act confidently in our communities; estranged or conflicted relationships undermine our sense of wellbeing and send ripples through our engagement with others. The consequences of a damaged relationship can be far-reaching, even more so than we might understand in our day-to-day and personal interactions. Families replicate patterns of individuals long gone. And feelings of anger, anxiety, or depression may find in their origins a co...
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Review of NeuroActiv-6 by NaturalCell

Review of NeuroActiv-6 by NaturalCell
Can This Brain Health Supplement Bring You A Better Quality of Life? Neuroactiv-6 first caught my attention because it has a unique set of benefits. This supplement’s ingredients promise to improve brain function, reduce stress and reverse the effects of aging on the mind. The main reason that I chose to try this instead of some other supplement: all the benefits Neuroactiv-6 promises are related to quality of life. A lot of supplements get caught up in side benefits, and they lose sight of the ultimate goal for everyone who buys these products. This one universal goal is a better quality of ...
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Book Review: A Loving Divorce

Book Review: A Loving Divorce
When a couple says, “I do,” those two simple words are filled with hope, love, and devotion. There is a sense of permanency, of stability, of forever. And yet we are repeatedly faced with sobering statistics. Half of all US marriages end in divorce. The average length of these marriages is eight years — that is a long time to intertwine one’s most intimate thoughts and feelings with another before they are torn apart. Divorce is notoriously messy, with melodramatic TV shows, books, and movies built around the heartbreak and hair-pulling of a crumbling marriage, complete with insults, ac...
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Book Review: The Lies We Tell Ourselves

Book Review: The Lies We Tell Ourselves
While writers such as Dan Ariely and Robert Trivers have explored the topic of self-deception from the perspectives of behavioral economics and evolutionary biology, the question we may often find ourselves asking is, just how do we stop lying to ourselves? In his new book, The Lies We Tell Ourselves: How to Face the Truth, Accept Yourself, and Create a Better Life, psychotherapist and founder of the Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy Institute for Training and Research, Jon Frederickson, explores this very question. Through revealing vignettes and powerful psychological insight...
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