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Attachment Styles

Attachment Styles

John Donne’s ‘A Valediction: forbidding mourning’ concerns a sea voyage and uses the image of a circle as an antidote to the abyss of loss and separation. He pictures the invisible but precious bonds which link carer and cared-for, lover and beloved in an attachment relationship as slender threads of gold. Jeremy Holmes Long before …

Books about Love and Therapy

5 Powerful Books About Love and Therapy

Here are 5 powerful books about love and therapy, to help you feel less alone if you’re going through therapy. It can feel like you’re the only person who ever felt such strong attachment and need for their therapist, but you’re not. Reading about others’ experiences of therapy can help you understand the yearning, love …

#brokenheart, how to survive a broken heart

How to Survive a Broken Heart

  This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something. Elizabeth Gilbert   That’s a half-smile quote I guess, from Elizabeth Gilbert. I mean, what can anyone really say when we’re dealing with heartache at the loss of a relationship? It’s been a long time (thankfully) since I’ve …

You Beautiful Things

You Beautiful Things

The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller   I’ve been watching a reality television show recently where at least one of the characters is besotted with all things designer labelled – as ostentatiously labelled – as possible. She is almost …

Yoga – Off The Mat & Into Life

OK, I’m going to be provocative, but it’s true – no amount of yoga or meditation is going to help you in your relationships or life unless you consciously extrapolate the principles into the way you live and interact with others. Over many years of teaching yoga, I’ve seen that what happens during practice is …

dissatisfaction

Love is The Cure for Dissatisfaction

Ultimately, love is the cure for dissatisfaction. I don’t mean love of another person, but love of your own life. But how do we get there from feeling lost and unhappy with the way things are? Understanding Chronic Dissatisfaction (CD), and accepting that it’s a common experience, is the first part of transforming it into …

Lovelands by Debra Campbell

Navigating Your Lovelands on ABC

Lovelands by Debra Campbell is about navigating your Lovelands, the land of your relationships and inner longings. Author Dr Debra Campbell spoke with Amanda Smith on Life Matters on the ABC. Debra spoke of her own relationship challenges, about love and about writing the Amazon best-selling Lovelands. It’s central theme is becoming your own hero …

Step-parenting

The Non-Negotiables of Step-Parenting

Step-parenting is tricky, not least because it means blending two cultures, cultures which can have as many hidden, nuanced differences and preferences, as obvious ones. They may have different communication styles, different ideas about humour, making rules, how to run the home, and different expectations about parent-child interactions and sibling relationships.To make things trickier, the subtleties and …