Monthly Archives: February 2015

Neuroscientist News – The science behind commonly used anti-depressants appears to be backwards, researchers say

http://www.neuroscientistnews.com/research-news/science-behind-commonly-used-anti-depressants-appears-be-backwards-researchers-say Brief but interesting article. We have already posted here on the ever-mounting evidence questioning the efficacy of commonly used anti-depressant drugs in most cases, high-lighting the prevalence of side-effects and drug withdrawal issues/iatrogenic illness, and concerning the escalation in … Continue reading

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Chögyam Trungpa on fearlessness

“Real fearlessness is the product of tenderness. It comes from letting the world tickle your heart, your raw and beautiful heart. You are willing to open up, without resistance or shyness, and face the world. You are willing to share … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Gilbert on Andrew Zolli and resilience

Interesting post from Liz with a link to Krista Tippett’s radio show, “On Being”. The writer has not had time to listen to that yet – and was caught by Liz’s summary of the characteristics Andrew Zolli describes as making … Continue reading

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Hafiz on how we open our hearts

‘How did the rose ever open its heart and give to this world all of its beauty? It felt the encouragement of light against its being, otherwise we all remain too frightened’ Hafiz Version by Daniel Ladinsky: Love Poems from … Continue reading

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Aaron Paquette on Addiction

This link is to Aaron’s Facebook page. Aaron is a First Nations Metis artist, author and speaker, based in Edmonton, Aberta. This post is about addiction. He makes sense of this much as we do at this service, and similarly … Continue reading

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David Whyte – Second Sight

‘To know those arms around you and to make your home in the world just by being wanted’ Thank you, David. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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Anaïs Nin on how we grow

“We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull … Continue reading

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