Tag Archives: attachment repair

Being [too] Careful

Last week I sent an apology note to a small group of people with whom I had let the ball drop.  I had been meaning to write them [do I dare tell you the truth about how long?]  for three months.  Yes.  If I count back, yes, it’s been that long.  What held me up? […]

Karen Schachter Interviews Deirdre on Attachment

Today the psychology of eating expert Karen Schachter interviewed ne about healing attachment wounds between mothers and daughters.  The topic was Loving Your Imperfect Body (and Helping Your Daughter Do the Same): Relationships, Shame and Healing.  As things go we did a bit of wandering but all about the same topic.  To hear the recording click […]

Courageous Conversations Continued

I was writing the ezine for this month, calling it Courageous Conversations after being inspired by Patricia Geller, my friend, colleague, supervisor.  I didn’t realize how quickly life would conspire to get me to practice — or have the practice happen around me. Frankly, the story I’m about to write is less about me.  My […]

More Pattern Interruptus

Odd, isn’t it? I just had the fourth conversation with a client who wants to leave their therapist.  I need to consult with an astrology to find out if there’s something going on in the astral plane.  (Here’s the link for the last blog post I did on Pattern-Interruptus.) Of the four people it seemed […]

How to Pattern-Interruptus

Maybe it’s the day?  Maybe it’s because I have the Becoming Safely Attached curriculum on my mind but all week I have been interacting with people about the patterns that dictate the course of their lives. In fact, I literally just got off the phone.  A wonderful, delightful, engaging woman called wanting to find out […]

Nick Vujicic

What is it that allows us to triumph over our life’s difficulties?  What inherent drive nudges, pushes, irritates us until we see we are so much more than we could ever have imagined? Nick Vujicic is one of those incredible beacons, pointing us in the direction of what’s possible.   I hope you enjoy it as […]

Interrupting our destructive emotions

Every courageous gesture we make, whether or not we think it’s successful, definitely imprints our mind in a positive way.  The slightest willingness to interrupt our old habits predisposes us to greater bravery, greater strength, and greater empathy for others.  No matter how trapped we feel, we can always be of benefit.  How?  By interrupting […]

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