Lovelands, an autobiographical account of love, life and relationships, offers a map to the traverses of our inner landscape including the Plains of Uncertainty, Mt Danger, The Forest of Forgiveness, the Lake of Self-Compassion, Mt Mindfulness, the River of Life and the Resilience Retreat. Lovelands speaks to living a life of passion and flow, embracing our vulnerability, practicing self-compassion, cultivating resilience and mindful relationships with others and with ourselves. While the book has a particular focus on couple relationships, our Lovelands in fact relate to all facets of our lives including parenting, career and to our own self-development and self-care. A workbook is available to accompany the book and assist the reader to reflect on their own personal Lovelands.
When some one tackles difficult terrain, then guides others through the terrain there is no greater gift than a map. Debra is explorer, guide and map maker. Lovelands tackles the complex issues of love and relationships in accessible language. If you have some challenges in life and relationships, or you got a less than an ideal start in life but know or at least hope things could be better Lovelands could provide you some guidance.
Beautifully written with tenderness, openness, and wisdom and an abundance of experience coupled with the professional awareness of a psychologist Such an invaluable, insightful and inspiring book. I highly recommend Lovelands to anyone who wants to understand themselves, and others, in the aspect of childhood family dynamics, hurts and losses and how those experiences impact on our relationships, our loves, our ability to self-love. Lovelands provides the opportunity to reflect and learn more about ourselves and how to further develop emotional maturity and discover strategies we can implement to enhance our relationships and increase our quality of happiness. Dr Debra Campbell wrote with such a certain style, that it felt like she was sitting alongside me as a good friend giving me worldly advice. Lovelands is a book that I will re-read and reference back to time and time again. A pure joy to read.
I never rush my reading. I tend to savour and not rush. I need to analyse and assimilate. 1. The Dr. Deb "Lovelands" book should be required reading for men (and women), ... by force if necessary. 2. "Lovelands" is the best unpacking of "Love" I have read, ever. 3. I believe the unique life experience of Dr. Deb (as we all have), has led her to provide an accessible documentation of "Love" not encountered (at least by me) before, however.... 4. I think it takes an awesome, special, unique type of personal courage to share publicly such history and insights, in such emotionally charged depth, based on deep personal experiences that are shared in some considerable detail, 5. ... with the result we all love Dr. Deb all the more, I predict. 6. ....without digressing into self pity, aggression and revenge. 7. ... "Everything built stronger from our scars" (page 213). 8. Words .... hold dear, treasure, adore, cherish, enamoredness, lovingness, warmheartedness, tenderness, protectiveness, affectionateness, emotionalism, demonstrativeness, emotionalism, fondness, heartstrings, compassion, fellow feeling, kindheartedness....etc
This is a book you need to give to everyone in their twenties. (great for other age groups, but a must for young adults). The author blends her life experiences with amazingly clear advice on how to navigate the most confusing part of life and relationships, (the kinds of things one wished one knew early on, but noone could explain it clearly enough). Debra Campbell finds the words to make it hit home.