Bethany Saltman, Strange Situation
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Bethany Saltman

Bethany Saltman

Bethany Saltman, this week’s guest, is the author of Strange Situation: A Mother’s Journey into the Science of Attachment. Bethany is an author, award-winning editor, and researcher. Her work has been in The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, Parents, and many other publications. Bethany also works as a best-selling book coach, a communications director, and an in-demand mindfulness mentor, consulting writers and entrepreneurs at all stages of their creative process. She helps her clients envision and execute projects, from book proposals to content development and messaging to Big Ideas, and more. A longtime student of Zen, Bethany is devoted to the fine art and game-changing effects of paying attention. She lives in a small town in the Catskills with her family.

BIG IDEAS

• Being a Zen (or Buddhist) parent

• How to come to terms with who we are as a person and as a parent.

• Steps for being in the moment with our kids and returning to ourselves.

• How meditation (noticing the thought, let it go, return to your breath/body, return to your intention to be a kind and attuned parent)

LINKS & RESOURCES

• Where to connect with and find out more about Bethany and her work:
Website
Instagram
Twitter
LinkedIn

Bethany’s Flowers Fall: Field Notes from a Buddhist Mom’s Experimental Life column (Chronogram Magazine)

Dr. Dan Siegel

Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.

The AAI (Adult Attachment Interview)

QUOTES

• Bethany: “I learned that secure attachment is not what I thought it was, and it’s much bigger, it’s much more forgiving, it’s really much more empowering than Dr. Sears would ever have you think.”

• Bethany: “That’s the beautiful thing about this work is that it really directs us so much deeper than those superficial feelings.”

• Bethany: “It’s a very primitive orientation towards security and towards safety.”

• Bethany: “Just let anything happen and stop talking. In time, your senses will return and you’ll come back to yourself.”

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ONE SIMPLE THING

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