Romantic Relationships

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Understanding the Needs of the Avoidant/Dismissive Attachment Style

Do you ever wonder how you can go from a completely sane and confident person, to a clinging or withdrawing relationshipzilla in about 60 seconds flat? Welcome to the world of attachment systems and romantic attachment styles. We all possess an attachment system. It is a mechanism in our brain that is responsible for monitoring […] Read more…

Understanding the Needs of the Anxious/Preoccupied Attachment Style

Understanding the Needs of the Anxious/Preoccupied Attachment Style

I recently read Attached by Amir Levine and it has really opened my eyes to the importance of understanding attachment dynamics in our relationships. This article is based on content from the book and I highly recommend you read it if these attachment style articles resonate with you. Last week we covered how to decode […] Read more…

Decoding Your Partner’s Attachment Style

Decoding Your Partner’s Attachment Style

Happy Valentines Day Everyone! If any of you know me at all yet, you would know that I can’t write about superficial ways to make your valentines day the most amazing day of your life. It should be an awesome day in a string of other awesome days in your relationship. So if you are […] Read more…

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Why Your Relationship Resolutions Fail: Tips to Setting Achievable Goals in Your Relationship

How are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions? January is said to be the most depressing month of the year. There is even a day called blue Monday, which has been pegged as the most depressing day of the year. This year, blue Monday fell on January 20th but the winter blues seem to […] Read more…

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Wholehearted Living Guidepost 7: Cultivating Rest and Play

Happy New Year everyone! I hope that you had some great time off with family and friends. As we get back into the swing of work and plug away at our New Years resolutions, we are going to discuss a counterintuitive topic: Rest and Play. Incase you are just tuning in, we have been covering […] Read more…

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A Recipe for True Connection: Rogers Daytime Segment

This week we are taking a break from the wholehearted living series to explore a recipe for true connection as discussed in my latest Daytime Rogers TV segment. I think it is safe to say that you are all starting to catch on to the fact that I am extremely passionate about connection. A sense […] Read more…

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The Secure Attachment Style and Wholehearted Living

Last week we discussed the fourth and final attachment style; the secure attachment style. You can catch up and read about the four attachment styles to gain a better understanding of which best resonates with you: Attachment styles. Over the years I have become familiar with attachment styles and the ever-expanding psychological literature surrounding them. […] Read more…

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The Secure Attachment Style

So far in this series we have covered an Introduction to Attachment Styles, The Preoccupied Attachment Style, The dismissive Attachment Style, and The Fearful-Avoidant Attachment Style. This article is focused on the fourth and final attachment pattern, which is the secure style. I would recommend you go through the other articles so that you can […] Read more…

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The Dos and Don’ts of Entering into a Dating Relationship: Part 2 The Dos

Hello Everyone! I trust that you all had a good thanksgiving weekend! Gratitude is one of the key components of wholehearted living, so I encourage you to practice it daily not just on special holidays and occasions. This week we are carrying on with the topic of Dos and Don’ts when entering into dating relationships, […] Read more…

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The Do’s and Don’ts When Entering Into a Relationship: Part 1 The Don’ts

Hello Everyone! Happy thanksgiving and I hope that we are all able to practice gratitude this weekend when reflecting on our lives with loved ones. There is always something to be thankful for! The topic that I am bringing you today is one that I discuss with people often, and had the pleasure of sharing […] Read more…

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