UK HealthCare Pediatric Experts Find Aromatherapy Effective for Promoting Infant Healing, NAS Recovery, By Elizabeth Adams, from uknow.uky.edu
9 Important Ways Dads Impact The Lives Of Their Children, presented by Johnson & Johnson, from huffingtonpost.com
Why Newborn Babies Cry if They are Not Being Held, by Sarah Ockwell-Smith, from attachmentparenting.co.uk
"True apologies help adults build an authentic relationship with their [...]
How Resting More Can Boost Your Productivity. Here are five ways to incorporate more rest and rejuvenation into your work day. BY ALEX SOOJUNG-KIM PANG, from greatergood.berkeley.edu
Matt Walker: Sleeping Enough to Be Truly Awake –by Awakin Call Editors, May 31, 2017, from dailygood.org
The Past Is Present: The Impact of Your Childhood Experiences on How You Parent Today, By Claire Lerner, from zerotothree.org
It’s Well Known That Skin-to-Skin Is Good for Mom and Baby — Why Do Folks Still Need Convincing?, by Beth Greenfield, from yahoo.com
Folks Still Need Convincing? Yahoo Beauty Beth Greenfield Senior Writer [...]
Interesting article, interesting site http://www.deeperintolife.com/blog/the-10-commandments-for-great-relationships
Connecting–Excerpt from Return To Self: The Experience of One’s Core Self in Prenatal and Perinatal Psychotherapy, by Kenny Ball, STAR facilitator
Connecting The first step in the PPN therapeutic process is [...]
Good article on the lifelong effects of adverse childhood experiences [...]
Today STAR is revealing its brand new website to the [...]
I’ve had many clients who succeeded in that endeavor. They talk to me about how empty and disconnected they feel. They have all the “good stuff” but along the way they have lost something of great value. Themselves. Many refer to it as their soul.
In pursuing authenticity, something more may be required of us. The mind is powerful, it can harm or heal, create fear or compassion. We can feel totally authentic and be misdirected and damaging. And we will fight to defend it. Perhaps we need to include compassion along with Becoming Authentic?
In my search for becoming authentic, the viralization of people felt very disruptive to me. Maybe we really do create our own reality with our minds. Maybe everything is really an illusion. If it is real to the individual it is authentic—to that person. I mean REALITY TV is real. Is pretending to be a survivor or whatever the role is, an authentic endeavor? There certainly appears to be REAL money in it.
I’m in a profession where, like priests in a confessional, confidentiality is sacred. What’s Right With Reality TV questions the whole idea of privacy. “Now the default setting is publicity, not privacy.” In the words of “Rachel” from some Real program, “Nowadays being anonymous is worse than being poor."
In the course of therapy people do begin to look a little shabby. Your eyes do not drop out, but old perceptions about yourself and your life begin to fall away and you see things more clearly. You get a little loose in the joints, as you express yourself more freely and release stuck places both in your mind and body.
In thinking about becoming authentic, I wonder if it trumps [...]
When a house burned down in our neighborhood, we all pitched in to help the family. We came together. We forgot our petty individual squabbles.
Another holiday gift-giving time has passed. In progressing on a path of becoming authentic, holidays can be challenging. I hate feeling the pressure to get something—anything—for the sake of protocol and expectations. We are like lemmings rushing off the cliff to finish our MUST DO list.
In the last blog I mentioned the value of having [...]
It seems a common assumption is that when we finally become authentic [...]
Becoming authentic is an inside job, it takes courage. Asking others about who we really are can be useless if they bought into our academy award winning performances of being what others expect.
Part of our exploration for authenticity can be inspired by others. I think we sense when another is “real”, just as we sense BS. Words spoken from the heart have a ring or truth we instinctively recognize.
Why do I worry so much? Why do I criticize myself so much? Why? Why?