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Mirabai Starr on our unhappiness

“I think that much of our depression, anxiety, and addiction has to do with what John writes about: the soul’s need and longing for transcendence. This need is instinctual and unavoidable.” Mirabai Starr – Dark Night of the Soul Here’s … 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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‘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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The thorn in my side – Anne Lamott

http://www.salon.com/2017/04/02/the-thorn-in-my-side-i-tried-to-let-go-of-my-poisonous-grudge-against-another-writer/ Click on the above link to visit http://www.salon.com for this excerpt from April from Anne’s new book ‘Hallelujah Anyway’. Interesting and open piece about resentment, self blame and moving on through…. Here’s the book link:-   Palace Gate Counselling … Continue reading

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The 12th day of Christmas – George Monbiot

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/dec/10/on-12th-day-christmas-present-junk Click on the link above for George’s article in the Guardian on the real cost of Christmas, and the inheritance we are creating for our children and those yet to come. “…of the materials flowing through the consumer economy, … Continue reading

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The Election: Of Hate, Grief, and a New Story – Charles Eisenstein

The Election: Of Hate, Grief, and a New Story Click on the link to visit Charles’ website and read this essay. In the writer’s view, Charles is one of the visionaries and big thinkers of our time, because he speaks … Continue reading

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Liz Gilbert on creativity & the struggle to find self

We found this simultaneously distressing and hopeful. Distressing, in terms of the punitive ‘criminal justice’ systems both here and in the U.S., which further disempower, traumatize and dehumanize people who already have a damaging bed rock of those life experiences … Continue reading

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