Our attachment style affects everything from our choice of partner to our behavior within relationships. Anxious attachment style is just one attachment style but research suggests it is particularly damaging one. Before we go on, let’s have a quick recap of Attachment Theory. Psychologist John Bowlby coined the term Attachment Theory and used it to explain that children need to bond with a primary caregiver. If this caregiver does not respond in a nurturing way we form certain kinds of attachments. Anxious attachment style is one
It might be one of the hardest things to do, but leaving a toxic relationship preserves your self-respect and dignity. I have been in my share of toxic relationships in my life. In fact, most of them were like this. From the outside looking in, you might think it’s easy to leave these unions, but it’s not. Leaving a toxic relationship requires planning and tact. It’s far from easy but it’s necessary for both your physical and mental health. Why is leaving so difficult? Leaving a
Passive-aggressive traits can be damaging for a relationship. It’s important to figure out if this behavior is present in your life. Being passive-aggressive is being dysfunctional but in a whole other style. It’s not so much about being loud, violent, or even arrogant. It’s a subtle sort of poison which seeps in under the radar. You have to be quite intelligent to notice the passive-aggressive traits in a relationship. What passive-aggressive traits look like In order to understand the passive-aggressive relationship, you must know the
Hands up who has given their partner the silent treatment in a relationship? Now let’s have another show of hands for all those that didn’t think it caused their partners any real pain? Would you be surprised to learn that silent treatment in a relationship causes actual physical pain? This is because ignoring someone activates the same area of the brain that responds to physical pain. This area is the anterior cingulate cortex or the ACC. The ACC is involved in many complex human processes.
No matter how regularly you clear the clutter at home, it keeps on coming back. However, clutter is not always physical – it can be mental too. Sometimes you would do a garage sale to clear the clutter once and for all. At other times, you would simply donate it to charity institutions. But more often, a few months after, you would once again see that the vacant shelves emptied of previous clutter are already occupied by the new one. And thus, the clutter cycle
Acupuncture is not just for new age enthusiasts. You can use acupuncture for anxiety, depression, and other mental illnesses. Acupuncture comes from the ancient Chinese medicine involving the functioning of Qi. The energy force, Qi, moves throughout the body much like our blood in our circulatory system. Meridians or pathways allow Qi to flow freely until health problems create energy blocks. Just like physical ailments, illnesses like anxiety can also block these energies. Acupuncture for anxiety can help clear these pathways. Acupressure and acupuncture points
Learning how to say no isn’t always easy. That’s because we strive to be "people pleasers". Unfortunately, we suffer from trying to do this. When it comes to friends and loved ones, no one likes to say no. When someone we love is in need, we want to do everything in our power to meet that need. The truth is, we can’t always do this. Sometimes we have to learn how to say no, even when we want to say yes. But what’s the best
The times when the topic of mental and emotional health was taboo seem long gone. Thanks to many initiatives to increase awareness of mental health issues, the subject is becoming increasingly commonplace. It is fair to say, however, that awareness alone is not enough: better mental and emotional health, whether individual or collective, requires thoughtful actions, support resources, and preventative measures. Whether you struggle with a mental condition or simply could do with some resilience: these tips will help you stay balanced and in touch