Monthly Archives: October 2014

Brené Brown on Connection

“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.” Brené Brown Palace Gate Counselling … Continue reading

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How to transform your sleep with the sun – Rebecca Tolin

http://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/stories/how-to-transform-your-sleep-with-the-sun Interesting article on Ayurvedic principles of sleep and well-being………. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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Jon Keyes on Herbalism

http://beyondmeds.com/2014/10/29/mental-health-herbalism/ Click on the link for this interesting article by Jon on http://www.beyondmeds.com, sharing his knowledge of herbalism and holistic approach to healing and well-being. Here are a couple of older posts from Jon too:- https://palacegatecounsellingservice.wordpress.com/2014/04/20/jon-keyes-traditional-healing-psychosis/ https://palacegatecounsellingservice.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/jonathan-keyes-invisible-pain-recovery-from-psychiatric-drugs/ Palace Gate Counselling … Continue reading

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The Messenger – Mary Oliver

The Messenger ‘My work is loving the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird — equal seekers of sweetness. Here the quickening yeast; there the blue plums. Here the clam deep in the speckled sand. Are my boots old? Is … Continue reading

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The Power of Addiction and The Addiction of Power: Gabor Maté at TEDxRio+20

Another wonderful talk from Gabor Maté, this time coming in at a little under 19 minutes. We think he’s bang on, both in terms of what he says about addiction and in terms of the wider implications of this for … Continue reading

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Rumi on Spirituality & what people think of you

‘These spiritual window-shoppers, who idly ask, ‘How much is that?’ Oh, I’m just looking. They handle a hundred items and put them down, shadows with no capital. What is spent is love and two eyes wet with weeping. But these … Continue reading

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Ryan Woodward – Thought of you

Gorgeous, deep, resonant short animation on longing, love and relationship. With thanks to Ryan Woodward, Missao Canada and Felipe Franca, and to Jürgen Teutsch and Lived Experience: the Reference of Life on Facebook for introducing us to Ryan. Jürgen had posted … Continue reading

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