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‘Giving up alcohol opened my eyes to the infuriating truth about why women drink’ Kristi Coulter

Giving up alcohol opened my eyes to the infuriating truth about why women drink Click on the above link to visit Quartz Media’s site, for Kristi’s great piece about women, alcohol and our culture. This is from a U.S. perspective … Continue reading

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The 12th day of Christmas – George Monbiot

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/dec/10/on-12th-day-christmas-present-junk Click on the link above for George’s article in the Guardian on the real cost of Christmas, and the inheritance we are creating for our children and those yet to come. “…of the materials flowing through the consumer economy, … Continue reading

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Neutralising suffering: how the medicalisation of distress obliterates meaning and creates profit – Joanna Moncrieff

http://joannamoncrieff.com/2014/03/11/neutralising-suffering-how-the-medicalisation-of-distress-obliterates-meaning-and-creates-profit/ Important article by Joanna Moncrieff, an M.D. who writes and speaks extensively on this theme. ‘Drugs have now been starkly divided into the good and the bad: the prescribed medication which people must take however awful it makes them … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Happiness: Sarah van Gelder

http://www.yesmagazine.org/happiness/how-america-lost-track-of-the-good-life-and-where-to-find-it-now Thanks to Brent Dean Robbins and the Society for Humanistic Psychology, Division 32 on Facebook for the link to this interesting article in Yes Magazine, on the subject of how we have lost our way as cultures, and what … Continue reading

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Gabor Maté: On Storytelling, Health, and the Ruling Class, with Ryan Meili

http://briarpatchmagazine.com/articles/view/gabor-mate-storytelling Click on the link for Part 2 of this fascinating, wide-ranging interview with Gabor Mate (Part 1 was yesterday’s post). The writer is often struck with the strong links between what Gabor is saying, and person-centred. For example, Rogers … Continue reading

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You Are Here To Wake Up

Video Montage: Elina S Music: Take Me Into Your Skin – Trentemøller Glasses scene from the movie ‘They Live’Voices from the movie ‘The Matrix’ Thank you to Monica, from Beyond Meds for showing us this profound little movie. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Laci Green on Sexual Objectification

Thanks Monica, for your post and link to Laci on You Tube. Liking what Laci has to say on this important and relevant theme, about the embedded sexual objectification (especially of women) that runs through our cultures, and how harmful … Continue reading

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