Tag Archives: attachment

Nurturing the Nurturer

Do me a favour. Go and get yourself a cup of tea and settle down. This one may take a little while. A caveat- this post is based around a therapeutic technique and, as such, you may read it and find yourself feeling upset or troubled, or that it raises memories or feelings that you’re […]

The Obligatory Sleep Post

Stay awake, don’t rest your head Don’t lie down upon your bed While the moon drifts in the skies Stay awake, don’t close your eyes Though the world is fast asleep Though your pillow’s soft and deep You’re not sleepy as you seem Stay awake, don’t nod and dream Mary Poppins What is it with […]

Behind the Blank Slate

“Let us then suppose the mind to be, as we say, white paper void of all characters, without any ideas. How comes it to be furnished?” (John Locke, 1690) Watching that tiny, wise face, it is hard to believe that there was once a time when we though…

The Invisible Cord

As soon as your baby arrives in the world, the process of letting them go begins. At birth, your previously merged selves become a duo and you immediately have to make choices (or they are made for you) about how separate you are going to be. Are …

Let Myself Love

I hold your sleeping body Cocooned in the crook of my arm Examine your crinkly lids Alien feet Rosebud lips “Why don’t you put her down dear? Get some rest yourself?’ But, for now, I’m going to let myself love you I rock your tense, taut body Cont…