Category Archives: identity

Ahmad Joudeh on being a Syrian dancer

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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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Brené Brown on asking for help

“One of the greatest barriers to connection is the cultural importance we place on “going it alone.” Somehow we’ve come to equate success with not needing anyone. Many of us are willing to extend a helping hand, but we’re very … Continue reading

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Alex’s Story: Living With Disabilities Under ‘Austerity’

Hard to watch  this, how much harder to live it…. ‘I have been left in a really humiliating and degrading state. And I hate living like this. I hate living like this.’ No-one should have to live like this. ‘I … Continue reading

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Jordan Peterson on Finding a Voice

  The writer has a sense that she and Jordan might see some fundamental things differently….and she is pretty much word for word with him on this, although (at least sometimes) she might say it with softer energies these days…. … Continue reading

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The Stranger in You – David Whyte

Click on the above link to visit David’s Facebook page for another haunting image and some beautiful words… The theme of coming home to ourselves – including more of who we are – is so central to therapy. It is … Continue reading

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