4 relationship problems that can be linked back to early childhood

An inside look at common relationship problems that link to how we were raised.

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  • Fear of abandonment or other attachment issues can stem from childhood loss (the death of a parent) but can also stem from mistreatment or emotional neglect as a child.
  • Longitudinal studies have proven that a child's inability to maintain healthy relationships may be significantly impaired by having an insecure attachment to a primary caregiver during their early development.
  • While these are common relationship problems that may be rooted in childhood experiences, as adults, we can break the cycle.
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How geocachers navigate fear in the urban woods

Because geocaches are always hidden out of sight, players often have to behave in out-of-the-ordinary ways to reach them.

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On a drizzly Saturday morning in June 2018, I found myself kneeling on the edge of a wooden boardwalk in Melbourne's northern suburbs.

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Mindfulness shown to reduce paranoia in 7 days

A new study found that practicing mindfulness can lower feelings of paranoia.

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  • Psychologists find that a week of mindfulness meditation can reduce feelings of paranoia.
  • The studies also pinpoint feelings of non-judgment to correlate with paranoid thoughts.
  • The study was initiated to help lower paranoia in students.
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10 Buddhist quotes to help you navigate challenging times

The Buddha wasn't concerned with transcendence, but rather fully embodying the moment.

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  • Buddhism's recognition of nature's transience is particularly important right now.
  • Mindfulness is an introduction to insight, which needs to be applied to navigate challenging times.
  • The following 10 quotes provide a roadmap for dealing with our current struggles.
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Which stress personality are you?

Learn how to cope with your stress by better understanding which stress personality type you are.

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  • Stress is a complex defense mechanism that is highly personal and can vary depending on the situation.
  • Your personality greatly impacts how you cope with stress, research suggests.
  • You can learn how to cope with your day-to-day stressors by understanding which "stress personality type" you are.
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