Monthly Archives: June 2015

Alice Goffman: How we’re priming some kids for college — and others for prison

U.S. focused, and the phenomenon is a more extreme one there – but nonetheless, many of the points Alice makes apply here too, increasingly. In the UK, we imprison around 150 of our citizens for each 100,000, the vast majority … Continue reading

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Jason Hine on feeling the pain of the world

https://www.facebook.com/groups/30282864810/permalink/10153124827924811/ A post of Jason’s to the Facebook page for The Work That Reconnects (Joanna Macy). The writer feels a personal resonance with this, and it is also a theme that comes up in therapy sessions/other contexts. As Rogers identified … Continue reading

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Helen Haig-Brown interviewed by Muskrat Magazine

http://muskratmagazine.com/my-legacy-interview-with-courageous-filmmaker-helen-haig-brown/ Moving, fascinating interview with gifted film-maker Helen. MUSKRAT – as its Twitter account puts it – is an on-line indigenous arts and culture magazine that disseminates traditional knowledge in ways that inspire their reclamation. Thanks to Lori Coulson on … Continue reading

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Peter Goblen ‘Now’

‘NOW It is only this, no draft not final manuscript survives with which to speculate, for I have burned them. No edition has a date, I distinguish no printings, number and sign no copies so what you hold, collector, Will … Continue reading

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James Bugental on the unique, changing nature of therapeutic relationship

‘The ideal therapeutic relationship is continually evolving and changing. It is not a way of being together, which is established early in the participants’ relation and remains unchanged; instead it is constantly changing as the work progresses and as the … Continue reading

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How to Find Your Bliss: Joseph Campbell on What It Takes to Have a Fulfilling Life by Maria Popova

http://www.brainpickings.org/2015/04/09/find-your-bliss-joseph-campbell-power-of-myth/ Fascinating piece from Maria about Joseph Campbell, and ‘follow your bliss’:- ‘I came to this idea of bliss because in Sanskrit, which is the great spiritual language of the world, there are three terms that represent the brink, the … Continue reading

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Thomas Merton on the Dawn Chorus

‘For the birds there is not a time that they tell, but the “point vierge”, the virgin point between darkness and light, between non-being and being. You can tell yourself the time by their waking, if you are experienced. But … Continue reading

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