Monthly Archives: May 2015

Anne Lamott on what we actually need to hear….

Well said. Often people come to this service who have been offered these pieces of advice or would-be comforting perceptions. They’ve heard them at home, from colleagues, on ‘inspirational’ sites, from a religious perspective, from therapists… this stuff pops up … Continue reading

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Paulo Coelho on change and taking risks

“You have to take risks, he said. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen. Every day, God gives us the sun – and also one moment in which we have the … Continue reading

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Madness and Beauty in the Heart of Darkness – Drake Spaeth

https://www.saybrook.edu/newexistentialists/posts/05-27-15 Click on the link for (sadly) the last of Drake Spaeth’s series of posts for Saybrook, this time with some thoughts arising on the recent death of John Nash, the brilliant mathematician whose life was the subject of Sylvia … Continue reading

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Wilhelm Stenhammar – String Quartet No.4 II Adagio

https://youtu.be/lJSsek4SDSU It’s been a while since we posted any music…. Here is a very beautiful Adagio from Wilhelm Stenhammer, played by the Stenhammer Quartet. With thanks to Ana Briones and Classical Music for the String Quartet on Facebook for introducing … Continue reading

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Gabor Maté – Toxic Culture, Bioneers Conference 2012

‘The birth and death of any phenomena is connected to the birth and death of all other phenomena. The one contains the many, and the many contains the one.’ The Buddha Insightful talk that the ever-watchable Gabor Maté gave at … Continue reading

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Lost, David Whyte & Beyond Meds

http://beyondmeds.com/2015/05/17/stand-still/ Click on the link to visit http://www.beyondmeds.com, for a post including this astonishing poem by David Wagoner:- Lost ‘Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here, And you must … Continue reading

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Things not to say to a trans person – Free Speech – BBC Three

Funny, human, obvious (with empathy), profound, touching, relational. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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