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Love is a wild and diverse land. Every soul needs a map.

Nothing is more important to us than love, yet nothing is more painful than love gone wrong. During the course of our lives, we can develop dangerous faultlines and crevasses in our inner emotional landscapes due to past hurts, losses and disappointments.

Lovelands is psychologist Dr Debra Campbell’s map for traversi
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Hardcover, 224 pages
Published February 1st 2017 by Hardie Grant Books
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Jim
Feb 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Not the sort of thing I would usually read but a friend gave me a preview copy (I dont believe its available yet?) and I knocked it off in a single sitting
The prose is beautiful and the story very real.
The Fantasy map idea was pretty cool and was used to follow the travails and triumphs of the writer.
I especially liked the themed chapters around the different types of love and while I cant relate to all of them many struck a chord.
The relationship with the therapist was intriguing
All in all a gr
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KT
Feb 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The thing about self help books is you still have to do the work but Lovelands refreshed my motivation for doing that. It's an intriguing read, and very readable - Dr Campbell writes wonderfully and neatly organises the content by 'love' themes. Weaving her astonishingly frank personal experience with her professional knowledge and experience, she gifts the reader with insights and tips to navigate the spaces and heart places we can choose to take ourselves to. It doesn't get you there - that's ...more
Demelza
Sep 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An amazing book that takes the reader into their own lovelands and through a journey of self analysis. Well written with food for the soul. Loved it!!
Joe Sampson
May 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: psychology
I heard the author give a talk about this book. I was so impressed with her talk that I bought the book. The book is largely autobiographical about her experience in life of love.
Elisha Lawry
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book
Lovelands is a well written, thought-provoking and autobiographical book around our internal drives to find love. As the book title suggests this is a story of the landscape of love, both as a wild, diverse land and the story of our soul journey to find love. Psychologist Dr Deborah Campbell reveals her life experiences, as well as client case studies, to help us navigate to a better place. She suggests that during the course of our lives, we can develop dangerous “faultlines” in
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Edna White
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As I read this book, I found it to be a clarity of things I have endured yet was able not to know what it really was. This book shares all the aspects of love we experience throughout life good or negative. I like how the author took the time to break down each area of love and shares her experiences. Some of them I related with and others I feel I will encounter very soon. All-in-all this was a great education and ultimately expanded my views of love. Should you want more insight on how you fee ...more
Caro Lopiccolo
Jun 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A beautifully written book, opening it up was a daily treat. So of course when I finished I just turned back to the beginning and started again!

Debra Campbell's gentleness and love are wonderfully interspersed with her insight and knowledge. Told with her own story as a background, she navigates commonly experienced areas of struggle within different relationships and shows a way forward to forgiveness and living life with genuine vitality.

Lovelands avoids mushiness and cliches with its honesty
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Caroline
Mar 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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 h ...more
Tanya
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5/5

This self help (memoir style)book was gifted to me by a good friend. There were many poignant passages that i screenshot to various people in my life.

Another book i have read this year that i can see myself referring back to in the future.

Thanks G
Victoria
Mar 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful writer, with a beautiful story, Loveland's left me awestruck.
The author's story of navigating the lush, sometimes wild, dark and thrilling map of our internal Loveland's is exquisitely written. This book is generous with thoughtful insights that you could start applying immediately to better understand and enhance your relationship with love. Love of self, love of others, and love of life. Loveland's explores the good, bad, ugly, and epic of loves through the author's vulnerable and
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Eleni Modinos
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is currently serving as my bible. It resonates with me so much and to be able to have this material at 21 years of age. I am so grateful for all the hard work, and the courage Dr Debra has taken to create Loveland’s. It’s simplicity and the insight. Is just incredible and practical for anyone. Everyone needs a copy and needs to share this because the human race can learn to love a lot better! I love love love this!
Eileen Smith
Feb 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky to receive an early copy through a friend. Lovelands is so easy to read and I found it hard to put down. Debra is amazingly vulnerable in her writing, telling her life story so openly and interspersing it with relevant examples of her clients’ experiences, making it an extremely interesting read.
I love how she has used the analogy of a map to describe life as a journey with its landscapes - quite clever. This book is thought-provoking look at the ups and downs of life and has helpful
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Debra Campbell
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I loved writing this book. It was brought together from personal and professional journals, documenting some wins and some massive struggles, over decades. In writing it I hoped, more than anything else, to spare others some of the mistakes and struggles I dealt with. It means they were perhaps for a nobler purpose in the end (!)

I love memoir and biography because these genres help us feel closer to one another and to benefit from each other's experiences. They help us to feel special yet normal
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Glenda Moon
Mar 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
LovelandsI loved it, what a thought provoking & honest little book. Psychologist Dr Campbell has likened our life and it's challenges to a map with it's terrain. Using her life experiences, and client case studies she helps you locate your 'faultlines', navigate to a better place & have a deeper understanding of life's journey. Empowering. ...more
Debra Campbell
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I loved writing Lovelands and the Kindle edition is fabulous and affordable (love ebooks so much). The only down side is that in the Kindle edition you don't get to see the map of the Lovelands - which is really lovely and adds to the reading experience.

So, I've posted a picture of the map here on Goodreads so ebook readers can check it out.

Thanks for reading Lovelands and email me if you have questions.

Deb x
Claire Zidich
Jun 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
THIS BOOK WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE.

Now that I have your attention I would just like to recommend that every single one of you read this book. I have always loved the idea of self help books but I never really finish them. I find that they all share the same or similar message and are more often than not - frustrating.

This is different. I have never connected on such a deep level as I have with this book. I’ve been going through “love hell” recently, with the breakdown of a long term relationship 6
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Nadisha
Apr 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Each person has their own story and so this book explained my story to me in the most beautiful, simple and therapeutic way. It emphasises the importance of love and that self-love is the foremost. So far, this book has been very liberating by enlightening me on deep issues that originate from bad relationships. It outlines my faultiness as if I have written the book. I recommend this book if you think you have been struggling in love and relationships because most likely it is something you can ...more
Simone Rogers
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
BRILLIANT! Enjoyed the journey of this story and learnt a lot about to arm myself with the tools to live a happier life.
Glenda Moon
Mar 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved it, what a thought provoking & honest little book. Psychologist Dr Campbell has likened our life and it's challenges to a map with it's terrain. Using her life experiences, and client case studies she helps you locate your 'faultlines', navigate to a better place & have a deeper understanding of life's journey. Empowering. ...more
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