Archive for the ‘Relationships’ Category
Infant massage is a great way to create an oasis of calm time with your baby. It helps promote bonding and calm both mom and baby. Studies show that infant massage decreases stress hormones (in both Mom & baby), reduces colic and GI symptoms, relieves muscle pains and assists recovery for preemies (Onozawa et al, 2001; Field et al, 1996). It is win-win!
I was featured in an article in PsychCentral ! Take a look below and then mosey on over to PsychCentral to read the rest!
I’ve been blessed with wonderful, caring friends who’ve helped me a lot over this past winter! I wanted to do something special for them, something that would hold the intention of love, friendship and thankfulness within! I decided to get busy with some needlework! I’ve been making textile dolls for 20 years and decided it was time to take a rest from art quilting and get back to that beloved textile craft!
Complexity of Marriage Therapy, Part Three: Dr. Sue Johnson and Emotion Focused Therapy: Modifying Adult Attachment Patterns
Today we’ll examine some of the concepts of Dr. Sue Johnson’s work in relationship therapy. I draw heavily on her work as well Dr. Gottman’s work when conducting relationship sessions.
How many times must we ask for sensitive care?
Today we’ll examine one aspect of Dr. John Gottman’s work. He provides clear, evidence-based information distilled from his many years of research about what predicts divorce.
Do you sometimes wonder why there’s a general feeling of negativity in your relationship?
In Part One, we looked at the hormonal-neurotransmitter feedback loops in a woman’s body and how they relate to mood during the menstrual cycle.
(the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal Cortex Loop and the Ovarian-Hypothalamus-Pituitary Loop)
In Part Two, we looked at a woman’s hidden hormonal shifts during pregnancy and birth. Today, we look at the hidden postpartum hormonal shifts.
He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven
by William Butler Yeats
Had I the heaven’s embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light