You can’t buy happiness

Your browser does not support the video tag. America Ferrara, the star of the hit TV series Ugly Betty, shares a personal story about the isolation she felt in the early days of her acting career.

The First Connection

Your browser does not support the video tag. Dr. Lane Strathearn describes the enduring nature of the mother-child bond and how that sets the stage for a lifetime of social connections.

Happiness exercise: How to make people love you

People Will Like You: Active Listening

If you’re read psychology books, you’ve likely heard of the term “active listening.”  And it probably means something along these lines to you:

Mary: “I had a really good day at the office today.  It seemed that everything was going right.  I even got complimented by my boss.”
Nancy (active listening, echoing back what she just heard): “It sounds like you had a really good day at the office, and that you’re enjoying remembering it.”

Connecting with Baby Before Birth

Ubiquitous prenatal gadgets tempt pregnant women at every turn as the market is saturated with ever-changing options for mommy, daddy, and baby. 

Relational Strivings

Although each participant narrated her own unique developmental unfolding, many of the women interviewed explained feeling that there was “never enough” love to be consumed,...

7 Good Reasons To Cry Your Eyes Out

New York Times reporter Benedict Carey referred to tears in a recent piece as “emotional perspiration.”

Choosing Friends

 Your browser does not support the video tag. Elizabeth Gilbert talks about how she chooses her friends and the value of those special relationships.

The Building Blocks of Connection

From Shelly J. Appet:

Searching for Attachment at Home

The key to any bond rests with time spent together.

When Chevy Met Jayni

Your browser does not support the video tag. Actor Chevy Chase and his wife Jayni share their story of how they met and fell in love.

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