Category Archives: touch

Mark Nepo on presence and directness

“We waste so much energy trying to cover up who we are when beneath every attitude is the want to be loved, and beneath every anger is a wound to be healed and beneath every sadness is the fear that … 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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Jason Hine on what to do, if you don’t know how to love today

Here’s the text, for those who have difficulty seeing Facebook links:- “If you don’t know how to love today or you are stressed, or in sadness or can’t feel your heart today, then just do some tiny thing, some little … Continue reading

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Joy – David Whyte

David has dedicated this post today on his Facebook page to his daughter, who is beginning college. May all those venturing into the world, and those who love them, experience joy and aliveness. Here is the text, for those who … Continue reading

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Animal courtships, performed by humans

It’s a first in our history to post a condom advert, but we enjoyed this piece of whimsy, which has some depth and beauty – and we thought you might too… Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling Exeter since 1994

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‘The Truelove’ David Whyte

Beautiful poem about coming home to love, from David. Lovely picture too. One or two of our readers are having difficulty reading some FB links, so here is the text:- THE TRUELOVE There is a faith in loving fiercely the … Continue reading

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The Life of Death – Marsha Onderstijn

Extraordinarily resonant and tender animated film, about relationship, love, loss and letting go. Five minutes of beauty and heartswell. The writer sobbed, and felt softer and more loving afterwards. Gorgeous music too by Ramon de Wilde. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling … Continue reading

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