Rituals Do They Help?

Now that we’ve talked about the definition of ritual as we will use it in these paragraphs, let’s spend a few minutes discussing why rituals work. One reason that rituals are so commonly used for a variety of purposes is that they help us feel more in control …

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Learning in Stages

A child who experiences optimal development learns the value of respect by example. Adults model respectful behavior by being attuned to their children and meeting their needs. After all, few people would expect a newborn baby to stop crying on his own without being fed, changed, held, or rocked. Nor …

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Stop Being Independent

Do you want to know what is worse than being dependent? Being independent, because it is a constant attempt not to be dependent. Commit yourself wholly to your partner. By ‘commitment’ I don’t mean sterile, dutiful faithfulness. Maybe you have been together for what feels like an eternity, but …

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Rituals and Habits

Habits are automated actions, they come naturally and we don’t really have any say so in how they operate. Well, in most cases. Smoking is a habit; most addicts don’t consciously know when they are lighting up a cigarette. Brushing your teeth is a habit, there’s a …

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