Monthly Archives: September 2014

‘The exiled scapegoats, the black sheep, the nonconformists & creative maladjusted’ – Monica Cassani

http://beyondmeds.com/2014/09/27/the-exiled-scapegoats/ Click on the link for this interesting post by Monica on http://www.beyondmeds.com. We especially liked the following:- ‘Exiled scapegoats can, thus, return to serve the collective as agents of its deepest and most difficult needs…. But they are also … Continue reading

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Paulo Coelho on Explaining your emotions

“Don’t bother trying to explain your emotions. Live everything as intensely as you can and keep whatever you felt as a gift from God. The best way to destroy the bridge between the visible and invisible is by trying to … Continue reading

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Drake Spaeth – Silence, Shunning, & Shying Away: Destroying Personhood & Connection Through Preserving the Peace

http://www.saybrook.edu/newexistentialists/posts/09-25-14 Click on the link for this interesting and useful article by Drake Spaeth, about how we can harm/diminish ourselves and others by keeping silent in relationship around difficult feeling and conflict. We especially liked:- ‘If I feel that parts of me … Continue reading

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The Wolves of Yellowstone – George Monbiot, & Candice Anne Hershman

In 1995, naturalists re-introduced wolves into Yellowstone National Park, after a 70 year absence. The most remarkable “trophic cascade” occurred. What is a trophic cascade and how exactly do wolves change rivers? George Monbiot explains. We found this film through … Continue reading

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‘Healing is the leading forth of wholeness in people’ – Rachel Naomi Remen

‘I like to think of the word ‘healing’ in the relationship to curing, as coming to terms with things as they are. What healing is is a process through which we come to terms with the actuality of our situation … Continue reading

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Brené Brown on Joy: It’s Terrifying

Click on the link for this short film of Oprah and Brené, talking about joy, love, terror and vulnerability. We agree about the practice of gratitude – whether in the form of a gratitude journal or something less structured. If … Continue reading

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Carl Rogers on Creating Relationships

“The degree to which I can create relationships, which facilitate the growth of others as separate persons, is a measure of the growth I have achieved in myself.” Carl Rogers Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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