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Prevention

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Feb 2014

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I Don’t Need That!! Tendencies…..

Recently as I was watching the Olympics the network kept advertising a special they were doing regarding an incident that happened twenty years ago.  Some of you may remember it, the Nancy Karregan and Tonya Harding incident, where Nancy and Tonya were competing to go to the Olympics and Nancy was attacked by Tonya’s estranged ...

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Feb 2014

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My Own Challenge – What I’ve learned

Recently I posted a challenge for the last four days of February, so that we can keep the spirit of Valentine’s for longer than one day.  When I made up this challenge, (ok, yes I made this one up!) I never thought it would have such a profound effect on my own marriage.  It’s so […]

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Feb 2014

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Imprinting! How does that happen in families?

Recently I was reading about imprinting. It’s a way in which an animal learns who to follow. We have seen the kitten that is mothered by a dog etc. This then made me think of how we imprint our children to follow us. What are we doing to help with their bonding to us? I […]

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Feb 2014

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BONDED, James Bonded

Ok, no,  this is not a James Bond post, but it is!  When I think of James Bond I think of the handsome 007 guy that gets the gorgeous girl and kills the bad guys.  Well,  then I thought of how that’s what we dream of being.  In our culture, and maybe others, that is the […]

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Feb 2014

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Chemically Bonding – Can you Bond Your Family This Way?

In the past few years I have become very interested in the neuropsychology of bonding in the brain.  I first started with the Lymbic system and the hypothalamus.  Sounds interesting I know. But a simple model of the Relationship Attachment Model was introduced to me by my friend John Van Epp.  This was relatively easy […]

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