Category Archives: relationship

Lessons in breast feeding & non-racism – Laeaurra Flamehawk

Lessons in breast feeding and a lack of racism go together in my memory. It might seem an odd pairing in an era where wet nurses are rare. But it was once a common sight in the South to see … Continue reading

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Apsley Street, Glasgow, 2008 – Kei Miller

I know you do not like the way I write moments, how they grow into some kind of magic you do not always recognise. I know you think things are simpler and it is enough to simply say how things … Continue reading

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Screaming to sleep, Part One: The moral imperative to end ‘cry it out’ Amy Wright Glenn

http://www.phillyvoice.com/screaming-sleep/ Click on the link above to visit Philly Voice’s site for this great piece by Amy. If you are a parent, or thinking about being a parent, or if you work with parents, read this… Too many unintentionally traumatised … Continue reading

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Marshall Rosenberg on criticism of self/other

“We only feel dehumanized when we get trapped in the derogatory images of other people or thoughts of wrongness about ourselves. As author and mythologist Joseph Campbell suggested, “‘What will they think of me?’ must be put aside for bliss.” … Continue reading

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Rachel Naomi Remen on Silence

“Perhaps the most important thing we bring to another person is the silence in us, not the sort of silence that is filled with unspoken criticism or hard withdrawal. The sort of silence that is a place of refuge, of … Continue reading

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The Moment – Margaret Atwood

‘The moment when, after many years of hard work and a long voyage you stand in the centre of your room, house, half-acre, square mile, island, country, knowing at last how you got there, and say, I own this, is … Continue reading

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Rachel Naomi Remen on the wounded healer

“Wounding and healing are not opposites. They’re part of the same thing. It is our wounds that enable us to be compassionate with the wounds of others. It is our limitations that make us kind to the limitations of other … Continue reading

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