Monthly Archives: April 2016

Bernadette Miller on the Great Mystery

Thank you to Toko-pa and to Bernadette Miller for these words about the great mystery we all inhabit, and to Elena Ray for the beautiful artwork. For those who have difficulty seeing Facebook links, here is the text:- ‘Move with … Continue reading

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Not This – Liz Gilbert

A helpful post from Liz (‘Eat, Pray, Love’) Gilbert. Many of the people who come to our service have reached the point of ‘Not This’. Those arriving at this realization may have no idea how to extricate themselves from the situation they are … Continue reading

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Monica Lewinsky with Jon Ronson

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/apr/16/monica-lewinsky-shame-sticks-like-tar-jon-ronson Click on the link above for today’s post – Monica Lewinsky in a recent interview with Jon Ronson in The Guardian, well worth a read. In 2015, we published a link to, and a piece on, Monica’s wonderful TED talk ‘The … Continue reading

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TED: Bhutan’s Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay

This is an inspirational 19 minutes. Politicians are not all cut from the same cloth…. No matter who we are, how big or small, we have choices about the values we live by and we can make a difference. This is … Continue reading

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‘From the Ashes’ Ian Adams

‘You have spent a lifetime quietly mourning or ignoring your losses and your lostness with no funeral, no wake and no way to nurture your joy. Time for a burial. No, for a burning! For a great funeral pyre that … Continue reading

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Matt Licata on being received as we are

The writer loved the Sigmund Freud quote…. Resonates with how we see therapy at this service, and the person-centred approach. Being received with love, just as we are right now, is such a powerful healing agent….. It seems a tragedy – when Sigmund Freud could … Continue reading

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David Whyte on Love – ‘Much has been said’

Beauty and depth, from David. Here’s the text, for those of our readers who have trouble seeing Facebook posts through the link:- “MUCH HAS BEEN SAID Much has been said about the eternal and untouchable nature of love, its tidal … Continue reading

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