Monthly Archives: October 2016

Gender Equality in Iceland

Encouraging little film from ITV about the Icelandic approach to gender equality. It ends by commenting there is still a 14% pay gap – which recently led to Icelandic women leaving work 14% earlier than their male counterparts, to make … Continue reading

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Maya Angelou on Forgiving yourself

“I don’t know if I continue, even today, always liking myself. But what I learned to do many years ago was to forgive myself. It is very important for every human being to forgive herself or himself because if you … Continue reading

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Grayson Perry on Gendering & Cultural Pressures

Click on the link for this useful clip of Grayson Perry talking to Jon Snow on the extent to which gender and masculinity are culturally defined for children before they are even born. We notice at this service the huge … Continue reading

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Your Boat Home – Ruth Cohen-Rose

Your Boat Home The most intolerable, unfeelable, unbearable pain is your boat home. Sail it if you will. Embark on the perilous journey to the unclaimed shores of your being. The seas will be rough, Something in you will drown … Continue reading

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Elisabeth Kubler-Ross on living while we’re alive

“It is not the end of the physical body that should worry us. Rather, our concern must be to live while we’re alive – to release our inner selves from the spiritual death that comes with living behind a facade … Continue reading

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Marina Abramovic & Eye-gazing

Extraordinarily moving. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling in Exeter since 1994

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On Being a Good Ancestor, our Interconnection, & the Land

Click on the link to visit Greenpeace USA on Facebook, for a beautiful and moving (and heartbreaking) short film about a woman living in an area subject to fracking, in the U.S. This is very relevant here too. The government … Continue reading

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