Category Archives: values & principles

Alice Walker’s Beatitudes

“HELPED are those who are content to be themselves; they will never lack mystery in their lives and the joys of self-discovery will be constant. HELPED are those who love the entire cosmos rather than their own tiny country, city, … Continue reading

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Anne Lamott on Responding to current challenges

  More compassion and wisdom from Anne Lamott, for our U.S. readers, and all of us feeling fear and grief about some of what is happening in our world. Here’s the text, for those who have difficulty seeing Facebook links:- … Continue reading

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Criticism: Are you willing to take the hit? Toko-pa

http://toko-pa.com/2017/08/21/criticism-are-you-willing-to-take-the-hit/ Click on the above link to visit Toko-pa’s site for this helpful reflective piece, on our ability to receive criticism, and distinguish between what has the potential to teach us and what is harmful. ‘…there are two major consequences … Continue reading

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What Chester Bennington’s death tells us about mental health awareness

https://doctorgoatblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/22/what-chester-benningtons-death-tells-us-about-mental-health-awareness/ Click on the link above for this wise, heartful post by an anonymous blogger who identifies as Dr Goat. This expresses much of how we make sense of human distress at this service. There is (for example) no evidence … 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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Laura Delano on Feeling your feelings, empathy, compassion – & the shrink

Click on the above link to visit Laura’s Facebook page, for this moving, accurate, important post. We work outside the ‘mental health’/psychiatric system and terminology here. We choose our therapists for their willingness to do their own work and their … Continue reading

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Angad Singh’s Protest & Response to Hate Crime & the Murder of Timothy Caughman

  Remarkable commitment and poise at 23… Important that we each find our ways to speak out and upstand. Thank you, Angad. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling Exeter since 1994

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