Category Archives: addiction

The allure of unrequited love, or why we fall for unavailable people #crush

To all love addicts out there…

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Love addiction – the ultimate post (inspired by @melissabroder)

This article by Melissa Broder and her book ‘Pisces’ were the latest eureka moment in my understanding of love addiction. The dots connected, the pieces clicked – could it be it? Am I healed? I have meticulously mind mapped Broder’s key concepts … Continue reading

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Melissa Broder on love, longing and infatuation #happiness

Melissa Broder is the modern shaman/ philosopher/ poet. I’ve read her article for NY Times, and felt seen – most of what she says about love is what I’ve been recently realising/ discovering. In fact, her article triggered a reflection … Continue reading

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Michael Pollan’s ‘How to change your mind’ and theory of the entropic brain #happiness

I continue to explore the new world that opened to me. I heard that Michael Pollan’s ‘How to change your mind’ was a sort of Bible of psychedelics so I borrowed it from the local library (interestingly, it had a … Continue reading

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How to love yourself more – 7-day self-love programme #happiness

Last year I focused on self-love. I realised my love addiction stemmed from the lack of it and I wanted to embark on a self-love programme but discovered there was no ready made package. So I read about it and … Continue reading

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‘Hello, my name is Doris’ is not what you think it is. Must see for love addicts #happiness

What attracted me to this movie was Max Greenfield the idea, I thought it would be a bubbly romcom about a delusional, yet adorable, old lady with lots of laughs and aww moments. A bit like Happy Go Lucky or … Continue reading

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Fear and love addiction: do you love not to fear? #happiness

I continue to quote Lissa Rankin’s The Fear Cure, the book that taught me a lot about fear. I’ll start with this one: Studies show that most emotions last no longer than 90 seconds unless we attach stories to them. … Continue reading

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