Monthly Archives: April 2015

Martin Luther King on Urban Riots & Oppression

https://www.facebook.com/groups/108667668615/permalink/10152840219938616/ This quotation remains profoundly timely and relevant. Although the writer has an issue with the language of sin and guilt, she nonetheless resonates with the Victor Hugo quotation:- ‘If a soul is left in the darkness, sins will be … Continue reading

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Boyan Slat on Cleaning the Oceans – Amateo Ra

http://www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com/the-20-year-old-who-plans-to-remove-all-plastic-from-the-ocean/ This might at first glance seem an odd post for a therapy service. However, Boyan Slat’s vision and work seemed to us profoundly inspiring and empowering – an example of one person finding ways to manifest his ethics, passion … Continue reading

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How America’s Culture of Shame is a Killer for Boys – Mark Greene

http://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/megasahd-why-americas-culture-of-shame-is-killing-us/ This article by Mark is wonderful, and the writer was crying before the end…Although the title gives a masculine focus, the points made are valid for us all, however we self describe/make sense of gender. This is the second … Continue reading

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John O’Donohue on Gratitude

“So at the end of this day, we give thanks For being betrothed to the unknown.” John O’Donohue Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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Matt Licata on stepping into our lives

Thank you to Steph Bradley on Facebook for reposting this lovely poem, and thank you to Matt Licata for writing it. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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Childhood is not a mental disorder – CCHR International

Eloquent film from CCHR International, making its – vitally important – point in under two minutes. Here’s a link to CCHR International’s site, co-founded by Thomas Szasz, and fighting for human rights in ‘mental health’. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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A Spiritual Conspiracy – source unknown (updated)

‘A Spiritual Conspiracy On the surface of the world right now there is war and violence and things seem dark.But calmly and quietly, at the same time,something else is happening underground.An inner revolution is taking place and certain individualsare being … Continue reading

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