Monthly Archives: February 2016

‘The Truelove’ David Whyte

Beautiful poem about coming home to love, from David. Lovely picture too. One or two of our readers are having difficulty reading some FB links, so here is the text:- THE TRUELOVE There is a faith in loving fiercely the … Continue reading

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The Life of Death – Marsha Onderstijn

Extraordinarily resonant and tender animated film, about relationship, love, loss and letting go. Five minutes of beauty and heartswell. The writer sobbed, and felt softer and more loving afterwards. Gorgeous music too by Ramon de Wilde. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling … Continue reading

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Maria and Allan on living without money

Thank you, Seeds for Change, for this post. And Maria and Allan, obviously. The last paragraph says it all. One or two readers have had a difficulty seeing Facebook links, so here is the text, just in case:- “We have been … Continue reading

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‘What’s the Cure for Whining?’ Patty Wipfler – Hand in Hand Parenting

Click on the link below for another helpful article from Patty, about how to help your child with their difficult feelings, and get beyond the unhelpfulness of blaming and punishing. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling in Exeter since 1994 … Continue reading

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Kei Miller ‘Epilogue’

‘Let us not repeat the easy lies about eternity and love. We have fallen out of love before – like children surpassing the borders of their beds, woken by gravity, the suddenness of tiles. So it is we have opened … Continue reading

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Breaking News: The Cause of Schizophrenia Finally Discovered? Noel Hunter

http://psychintegrity.org/breaking-news-the-cause-of-schizophrenia-finally-discovered/ Follow the above link for Noel’s piece. It’s a long, well-written and well researched article, essential reading for anyone in our line of work. The writer too has watched with some dismay, the viral description of the Sekar et al. … Continue reading

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Matt Licata on wholeness and the dark places of the psyche

Here’s a post from Matt Licata on embodiment, vulnerability and the ‘unfolding now’. One of our readers has had an issue with not being able to read FB links, so here is the text, just in case:- “Let us not forget … Continue reading

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