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The Allure of The Dangerous Man
Author: Esther Goldstein LCSW
December 20th, 2022

  He had a softness to his eyes. A gentle body language, almost too gentle. It’s like he blended into the room’s wallpaper and you wondered where he began and where he ended. But he wasn’t bothersome. quiet the opposite, he had a soothing presence. Almost an “awake” ness to him so that you can fall asleep, should you need to. But that was the deceiving bit. He was anything but safe.. Actually, he was quite dan …
Tags: attachment, love, relationships, health
The Power of Attachment Templates
Author: Dvorah Levy, LCSW
August 30th, 2019

What makes us attracted to one person over another? What happens when we are continuously drawn to a personality type that we know is not good for us? Is attraction, and subsequently attachment, in relation to a significant other a conscious or unconscious process? The answer to these questions lies in an understanding of attachment templates. This understanding can make a big difference in determining who we choose to be in a relationship with. …
Tags: attachment
Who Could Love a Skunk?
Author: Menachem Hojda MSW
June 25th, 2017

A few nights ago I was driving back from a meeting when I saw a skunk crossing the road. Following behind her in a neat row were 4 little baby skunks. While I stopped to let them cross, I noticed how the mother skunk stopped at the curb to help each one climb up this formidable obstacle. Safe inside my car I thought about how in a different circumstance coming across a skunk could ruin my night, but tonight it was a thing of beauty to witness the …
Tags: Parenting, attachment, connection, skunks, family, mothers, teachers, fathers, friends, emotions, child development
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