Category Archives: power and powerlessness

To Change the World Enough – Alice Walker

To change the world enough you must cease to be afraid of the poor. We experience your fear as the least pardonable of humiliations; in the past it has sent us scurrying off daunted and ashamed into the shadows. Now, … Continue reading

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The descent experience: metaphor for serious illness – Sheila Joshi

The descent experience: metaphor for serious illness Click on the link above to visit Monica Cassani’s wonderful, resource-rich site, http://www.beyondmeds.com, for this piece by Sheila, exploring descent myths in the context of serious illness or distress. ‘In the Fall of 2010, … Continue reading

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Kristina Kuzmic on valuing & offering our gifts

  We like this. There’s a lot of positivity/law of attraction stuff around which seems unhelpful or even toxic – implying that, of we cannot feel better or improve our lives, we are somehow deficient or not trying hard enough … Continue reading

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Tomas Hunt on Navajo Dance

  Click on the link to visit Facebook for this lovely little film about finding aliveness in dance, moving through experiences of bullying and racism, and using dance to connect with people, ignite sparks of creativity and joy, and share … Continue reading

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Ayanna Cruver on being stopped by police in the U.S.

This brought tears to the writer as well. Grateful to Ayanna for posting it. It needs to be seen. Something is profoundly wrong in our societies, when this is how we impact each other. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling … Continue reading

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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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‘Ground’ David Whyte

Click on the link for this reflection by David. For those who have difficulty seeing Facebook links, here is the text:- ‘GROUND is what lies beneath our feet. It is the place where we already stand; a state of recognition, … Continue reading

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